Parcel delivery companies are jostling for position in the run-up to Christmas by partnering with major brands in an attempt to steal market share.

Hermes will offer eBay sellers the ability to pre-pay for postage labels. They are then printed at its in-store ParcelShop network, targeting shoppers who do not possess their own printer. 

CollectPlus has partnered with online homeware business Made.com to offer 24-hour click-and-collect services. The service will cost users £3.99 for 24-hour delivery and free returns.

Meanwhile, Pass My Parcel, now owned by DHL, has promised the NFRN and retailers that it will make up for lost revenues and parcel volumes caused by the loss of its Amazon parcels contract.

The contract loss led to retailers looking elsewhere for a click-and-collect partner.  

MyHermes network manager Alison Clinton confirmed to RN: “Since the Pass My Parcel announcement, 35 new shops have joined our network.”

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