As part of the eBay, sell your unwanted presents, end of year listing promotion there was a nice little offer tacked on to the bottom of the email.
From now until the clock strikes midnight at the end of the year you can get 15% off parcels over 2kg at collect+ by booking postage through eBay and paying with PayPal.
Not a bad deal if you use collect Plus anyway as it means that you’re paying £5.28 instead of the standard £6 for economy delivery of items from 2-5kg, but when you stack this up against MyHermes who’s standard price for that weight range is also £5.28 is it any better?
I will admit I am a massive fan of MyHermes, touch Wood, I have never had an issue with items being mistreated or non delivery in the 500+ items I’ve sent. So with the price being the same at least until next year is it worth giving it a shot?
For me it’s all down to convenience, my nearest MyHermes parcelshop is about 2 miles away at a Spar store and the nearest collect+ plus store is around 0.2 miles away at a Mccolls store, which is closer but not open as late.
Having used it in the past on one occassion its just as easy to drop a parcel off as MyHermes and so I’m going to start using it during the offer to give the collect+ a fair tryout. I’ll then review the service in a little more detail when I’ve sent a few parcels.
So why not give it a try if you have some heavier items, everyone likes a discount and you never know it might work out better for you than the service you currently use.
Here are the prices for the discounted price Vs the regular price.
And eBay say: ” Collect+ are offering reduced postage rates (the “Promotion”) from 00:00:01, 26th December 2014 BST until 23:59:59, 31st January 2015 BST.”
Also you need to have a valid paypal account and also be willing to:
i. Weigh the item and select the appropriate weight.
ii. Print the Collect+ postage label and pay with PayPal.
iii. Drop it off at a Collect+ store.
iv. Drop it off at a Collect+ store.
I’m not sure why you have to drop it off twice perhaps it’s like talking about fight Club? :p I think that’s just a typo!
Will you be trying out Collect Plus this week?
Terms and conditions can be found here.