India Post sets up e-commerce centre, targets online players

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 23, 2018

Ready to deliver: Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, at the India Post's e-commerce centre in New Delhi on Monday. - PTI

India Post on Monday launched a mobile application and an e-commerce centre at Safdarjang, New Delhi that will handle e-retailing exclusively. Equipped with modern technology, the India Post centre will be capable of handling 30,000 parcels per day.

Online companies such as Amazon, Paytm, Yepme, Snapdeal and the like are already using the Postal Department’s services for their parcels.

The mobile app for India Post is Android-based and includes features such as real-time tracking, post office search and postage calculator. Through such facilities, the parcels can reach up to far-flung and remote areas of the country. India Post has over 1.55 lakh post offices, of which more than 1.39 lakh are in rural areas.

“I want that in e-commerce, India Post should become the largest player and you have to do it. If you take four steps, I will take 10 steps with you because I am seeing that in India, e-commerce has got a very good future,” Communications and IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, said here.

Published on May 11, 2015

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