Hermes offers new international shipping solution for UK SMEs

11 May 2017, 12:16 ... r-uk-smes/

Hermes has announced that it is offering UK-based sole traders and SME retailers a new “cost-effective” international shipping solution.

In a statement sent to Post&Parcel today (10 May), Hermes said: “SME retailers that have a Hermes Business Account can now conveniently send their products to international online shoppers based in 23 countries across Europe, with deliveries to Australia, China and the US also set to follow next month.

“Hermes will utilise its own European fleet for deliveries to Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain and Portugal, providing a number of final mile options, including access to over 36,000 ParcelShops. This will be supported by partnerships with trusted third-party suppliers.”

Commenting on the new service, Mike Antwoon, Sales Director at Hermes, said: “The depreciation of the pound triggered from last year’s Brexit vote has led to a large growth in the number of overseas consumers visiting British websites in order to find a bargain. As a result, we have recorded a 15% year-on-year jump in the number of parcels we deliver to addresses abroad. By further enhancing our Business Account solution, we can help sole traders, independent retailers and Internet power sellers to take advantage of this opportunity, driving increased sales and encouraging growth.”

The full list of European countries currently accessible through this new service includes: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

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