Hermes Self-employed Couriers
Smart Time, Smart Money, Smart Delivery

Deliver parcels in your local area with Hermes.
Competitive rates of pay, work to your own schedule and enjoy a great work-life balance.

Benefits of delivering with Hermes

  • Flexible Hours

    Plan your route around your own schedule and commitments and enjoy a great work-life balance.

  • Competitive rates of pay

    Rates are negotiated but typically you would have the opportunity to earn £10-£15 per hour delivering parcels in your local area!

  • Partner Rewards Plus Programme

    All our couriers get access to our Partner Rewards Plus programme offering discounts on fuel, breakdown cover, and lots more.

Meet the people delivering with Hermes

See how they’re able to work around their own commitments, plan their own day and enjoy a great work-life balance.

  • Rebecca

    "I deliver with Hermes because I am able to plan my workload around the school run and everyday family life."

  • Dave

    "I deliver with Hermes because of the opportunities available to build a really successful business, just like mine."

  • Mike

    "I deliver with Hermes because there’s flexibility in the role that allows me to have a great work-life balance so I can spend time with friends and family."

About Hermes

  • 260m

    Parcels handled last year

  • 15000

    Couriers in our network

  • 4500


  • 95%

    First time deliveries

Hermes is the UK’s leading consumer delivery specialist handling more than 260 million parcels each year. Within the UK, Hermes operates a network of over 15,000 self-employed couriers and over 4,500 ParcelShops. Hermes’ first-time delivery success rate for its standard service now stands at an impressive 95%.

The latest technology

One easy to use device to manage all your deliveries.


The handheld terminal (HHT) syncs your daily round making delivery and collections speedy and simple and provides estimated arrival times.

Is Hermes right for you?

Hermes self-employed couriers don’t need to have a delivery or driving background. In fact, most of our couriers don’t.


What makes a good courier:

Knowledge of your local area

The passion and motivation to deliver a great service

A capable and confident driver

Friendly and pleasant

Ability to work independently

Frequently asked questions

Want to know more? Check out our frequently asked questions.