Saturday, March 28, 2015

e-Commerce a revenue spinner for Postal Dept.

SRIKAKULAM, March 28, 2015
e-Commerce business has turned out be a revenue spinner for Postal Department. With many consumers from North Andhra region ordering consumer goods through its e-commerce portals, the department has generated additional revenue, according to Sharda Sampath, Post master General of Visakhapatnam region. Ms. Sampath, who, along with Srikakulam postal superintendent Janapala Prasadbabu , inspected various post offices here on Friday and reviewed the progress of the department, said that many consumers were opting Postal Department to get their parcels owing to its reliability on service front.
She said the department was able to handle 38 per cent of parcel business after entering into pacts with e-commerce portals such as eBay, Flipkart, Jabong, Snapdeal and others. “We are modernising parcel service wings in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts in a phased manner ,” she said. “The share of parcel services was likely to go up further with the improvement of infrastructure. and installation of more number of scanners,” she said Ms. Sampath also hinted at establishment of 15 postal ATMs very shortly. “Initially, the ATMs will serve the postal account holders. Later, they will be upgraded into regular ATMs We are planning to set up mini ATMs as an agreement with the SBI has been inked,” she added.

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