India Post is all set to witness a massive service as well as image transformation thanks to the ecommerce boom in the country. Working in tow with top e-retailers such as Amazon, Snapdeal, Naaptol, India Post is all set to offer SMS facility, real time tracking of parcels through satellite enabled technology and other enhanced services.
The beginning of 2014 saw Amazon availing India Post services to deliver 7000 shipments which increased to 85,000 shipments in the month of October. On the other hand, Snapdeal sends up to 3000 parcels on daily basis while Naaptol conducts annual business to the tune of Rs. 25 crore with India Post.
The Government of India is taking special interest to offer GPS enabled tracking of parcels enroute the road transport network, secured warehousing with proper access and CCTV surveillance, considering that these services are very much the need of the hour.
With government directives emphasizing on special services being offered to local artisans such as weavers, painters and craftspeople to the extent of door to door pickup and delivery to end customers to accelerate their income generation, India Post can look forward to serving more customers across the country.
Through this makeover, India Post is looking forward to boost its revenues to the tune of $9 billion by offering state of art distribution, delivery and logistics services to e-retailers in the coming decade over and above a massive employment generation.