India Post aiming for the ecommerce market

India Post like most state owned services around the world has found it difficult over the past few years coping with the massive change in the way people communicate, with email and instant messaging replacing most letters and business correspondence. As more India cities in the second tier and third tier continue to grow their retail ecommece, India Post sees this growth as an opportunity to provide  e-commerce players the last mile connectivity to their customers.

India Post wants to restructure and develop its parcel network, operations and delivery to meet the demands of todays’s ecommerce stores for their need to ship and delivery their parcels. With 1,39,086 post offices in its network, the post office feels it should be in the best position to offer the last mile delivery link for parcels to ecommerce buyers.  With India’s e-commerce market increased from about $2.5 billion in 2009 to $16 billion in 2013 and is expected to touch $56 billion by 2023 according to Assocham India Post needs to adapt.

Supporting this drive to handle e-commerce comments  made by the Postmaster General Merwin Alexandera said  a new postage handling facility developments on a nine-acre site along GST Road in Chennia to complement along with similar developments in Mumbai and Hyderabad, as part of the 12th Five Year Plan.  These will compliment centres already in operation serving New Delhi and Kolkata.

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Source: India Postal Site

Source: India Postal Site Book of Information

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