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Our super simple guide to parcel sizes

Sending a parcel with myHermes is easy but there are a few things you need to know about how we measure parcels. This will ensure your parcel is suitable for us, and that you’re choosing the right options for your parcel.

Small parcels

We have 2 sizes of parcel and 4 weight bands. Which size your parcel fits into depends on its dimensions and weight.

Here's how we decide if a parcel is small:

A small parcel could fit into a box measuring 45cm length, 35cm width and 16cm height and weighs less than 2kg.

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The maximum dimensions of a small parcel.

Maximum size and weight

We can’t accept really large parcels. By really large we mean anything that weighs over 15kg and is longer than 1.2m.

We also have a maximum allowed volume which cannot be greater than 245cm. To work out the volume, you need to add together the 2 shortest dimensions and multiply this by 2. Add the length and if the number you get is less than 245 then you’re good to go. Here’s a quick example:

  1. Add together the 2 shortest sides: 40 + 50 = 90.
  2. Multiply this number by 2: 90 x 2 = 180.
  3. Add the longest length to this number: 180 + 55 = 235.
  4. 235 is less than 245 so this parcel is okay to send.

A quick note on postal tubes

A tube can weigh up to 15kg and must be less than 120cm in length and less than 20cm in diameter.

Our super useful parcel size calculator

If you’re still not sure of your parcel’s size then try out our simple parcel size calculator. Enter your parcel's dimensions and we’ll do the rest.

Parcel weight references

  • DVD in a case200 g
  • Pair of jeans500 g
  • Pair of trainers1 kg
  • Large book2 kg
  • King size duvet3 kg
  • Car tyre10 kg
  • Mountain bike14 kg