India Post has said that its cash on delivery business is set to go up. India Post has been increasingly associating with leading ecommerce companies to handle their logistics. This business has ensured that the postal department has been on its toes.
India Post delivered COD orders worth Rs. 500 crores in March 2015, and this number has gone up to Rs. 1,000 crores in December 2015, said Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for IT and Communications.
“Various steps were taken by the Department of Posts for gearing up its capabilities for handling e-commerce parcel business as well as introducing services such as COD which have completely revolutionized the e-commerce business in India,” said Mr. Prasad.
The Minister was speaking at the Parliamentary Consultative Committee meeting.
Digital function a key player in postal logistics
Underlining the importance of digitization, Mr. Prasad said that India’s Digital India project would help the ecommerce industry reach out to the most inaccessible places of the country.
India’s postal department has access to some of the most remote areas of the country, making it a viable player in ecommerce. India Post has taken several steps to augment its role as logistics for ecommerce. It has set up 48 Parcel Processing Centres, and plans to create nine more in the coming months.
India’s postal department is turning out to be a reliable logistics player for ecommerce. Online sellers will do well to explore this option!