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Parcelnet courier work???
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joey
Old 12-04-2007, 4:26 PM
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Default Parcelnet courier work???

Does/ has anybody worked for parcelnet as a courier and wouldn't mind telling me how much you get paid? Also would it be classed as self-employed?Do you get petrol money etc, can you use a normal car? how many parcels are you expected to deliver?.....so many questions!!!! I will be very grateful for any answers!!!!
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Old 12-04-2007, 5:04 PM
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My husband was a parcelnet courier for quite a while. It is a self employed position, you can use your car and you can claim 40p a mile when you do your tax. The pay is OK, you have issues of catalogues come out through the year which you get paid extra. If you have a decent round you can earn about £800 to £1000 without any catalogues. The average amouint of parcels a day will be roughly around 40 to 60 but you will have multiple drops where some customers have a few parcels together. If there is anything else i can help you with then let me know. Its paid monthly on the 2nd tuesday in the month direct into a bank account.
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Old 17-06-2007, 4:11 PM
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Does anyone have any contact numbers or websites for this sort of work. Thanks.
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Old 17-06-2007, 4:51 PM
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parcelnet can be reached on 0800 783 7947 or their recruitment page is http://www.parcelnet.co.uk/recruitment.html
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Old 17-06-2007, 5:33 PM
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Thanks for the reply.
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Old 17-06-2007, 9:01 PM
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Is this something you could do with a baby in tow do you think? (sorry to hijack!)
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Old 18-06-2007, 3:07 AM
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Is this something you could do with a baby in tow do you think? (sorry to hijack!)
Probably not, would you want to leave the little one in the car / van locked whilst you walked to the premises to drop the item off, you may only be able to park on the road, but then walk 200 - 400 metres around various business premises or homes to drop a parcel off, or carry them with you as well as carrying / moving the parcels which could easily be up to 20KG each.
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Old 19-06-2007, 7:10 AM
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I currently work for Parcelnet and whilst I love the job I do feel that they could treat their couriers more fairly .
Before anyone were to rush into this line of work I would warn you of some of the pitfalls .
You must supply your own vehicle , pay all the running costs with no subsidy from Parcelnet , not even for fuel .
Furthermore , to be legal whilst delivering in your vehicle you must have hire and reward insurance , again at your own cost .
An average round is 40 - 60 parcels a day and while in rural areas you can get as much as £1.60p per parcel the vast majority get just 45p per parcel .

So 60 parcels at 45p = £27 .

There are very small enhancements and bonuses but not massive amounts , also catalogues periodically .
If you work smart you can earn a reasonable wage from them although I would point out that you have to put a lot of effort in at times .

On the good side - it gets you out in the open , not tied to a desk .
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Old 19-06-2007, 8:23 AM
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You must supply your own vehicle , pay all the running costs with no subsidy from Parcelnet , not even for fuel .
Been self employed you should be able to claim 40p per mile for fuel.

I did a google on Parcelnet a while back and a lot of couriers don't like the way they are treated, however I would like to do this work so I could be slightly more flexible than what I am now.
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Old 19-06-2007, 9:19 AM
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Thank you dawnydee73 - I will look into this further , but I have to say as a member of a forum where Parcelnet couriers from all over the UK post no one has mentioned this before .
I hope that you enjoy this work , it is a very rewarding job and once you have an established round the work is a lot easier as there are a lot of regular customers on each round .
The best thing about it IS the flexibility it affords you .
Good luck in finding work , thank you for replying and if you want me to find a courier / field manager in your area I will be only too willing to help where I can .
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Old 19-06-2007, 3:32 PM
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Good luck in finding work , thank you for replying and if you want me to find a courier / field manager in your area I will be only too willing to help where I can .
I think this is it from inland revenue about the 40p per mile

I have applied to Parcelnet and they said they would only be back in touch if there were jobs available.

I applied to TNT but they want a clean licence and I have points on mine.

I am having trouble getting through to DHL but will keep trying.

I am going to do deliveries for HDNL but they only do catalogues and this is 4 times a year
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Old 28-08-2007, 1:14 PM
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WHOAAA!!! Before you all get excited about Parcelnet, please take the trouble to visit this link first .....

www.parcelforum.co.uk

This is THE site for Parcelnet Couriers and you would be well advised to visit the site before even contemplating working for Parcelnet. Believe me, I'm a Parcelnet courier and I KNOW!

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Old 07-04-2010, 8:54 PM
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Default haha parcelnet

Ok where do we start.

9 years ago my father set up a sub depot for parcelnet (hermes) signed the contract and the door's opened.no training was ever given and no directive of how it was to be run, thrown in at the deep end.

5 years ago my mother became ill and over this period we had to say goodbye to her on 3 occasions as they thought she would not pull through this was hell to say the least but me and my sister still opened the depot every day and we never shut once even through the heartache.

unfortunately my mother passed away on boxing day just gone and it has been a very very hard time for all the family since, my father was just starting to come round at start rebuilding his life until now.

Today parcelnet (hermes) came to my fathers depot and closed him because they said catalouges had not been delivered and they needed bigger premises, after they had done this they walked out of his depot laughing and joking to which my daughter saw which upset her no end.

we now know they have set up another depot 30 seconds over the road from my fathers unit with another man running it kick in yhe teeth or what,and my father is back in the dark times.ALL THE TIMES WE OPENED UNDER SUCH HEARTACHE

thank you parcelnet for the disgusting way you did this.

PLEASE AVOID THESE LIKE THE PLAUGE.

CAN WE DO ANYTHING AS WE THINK THIS MIGHT B AGE DISCRIMINATION......

DO WE HAVE ANY RIGHTS
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Old 08-04-2010, 9:15 AM
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Default Parcelnet - courier work

Hi Joey,
i worked for parcelnet for 15 years, only ever had 1 pay increase; enjoyed the work, but management were terrrible, asked for a payrise - their attitude was the more you delivered - the more you got !!!! bad attitude or what.... you get NO expenses what so ever, the parcels were getting larger with no extra cost, then you had to "fight" to get the correct amount. Had wicker furniture the once - expected to be paid standard 45p - i returned them to depot, if you couldnt get daily quota of parcels in car - you had to do another journey or carry forward to next day. Glad i left,
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Old 15-06-2011, 11:01 AM
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Parcel for me lost without trace , probably too far for courier to make it worth the journey.

Someone will have a nice free bed of Begonia plants for free
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Old 15-06-2011, 11:36 AM
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Parcel for me lost without trace , probably too far for courier to make it worth the journey.

Someone will have a nice free bed of Begonia plants for free
how is this related
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:58 PM
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Default parcelnet phone number

has anyone a local phone number for Parcel net rather than the Expensive 0844 number
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Old 10-11-2011, 1:28 PM
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From http://www.saynoto0870.com

Hermes Parcelnet 0844 543 700 0113 397 6400 Head Office switchboard.
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Old 20-11-2011, 10:26 PM
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I wouldn't recommend sub-contracted courier work to anybody, especially multi-drop work.

I've never worked for such greedy people as the big hitters and they don't care a jot for you.

It is not uncommon for a self employed courier to be paid below the minimum wage most weeks.
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Old 20-11-2011, 10:49 PM
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OH works for them. Pay so far been pretty good. Pleasantly surprised infact. Never had any problems with our depot. Generally get an average of 80-100 parcels a day. Although he got 127 the other day.
Spend about £50 a week in petrol and his out from 8 till 8, 6 days a week. It's hard work, bloomin hard. If you stick at it it does get easier.
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