Saturday 3 January 2015

Andhra Circle to Enter e-Commerce Sector

The Andhra Pradesh circle of the postal department is planning to foray into e-commerce sector shortly. Taking advantage of its vast delivery network, the department is contemplating entering into an agreement with e-sellers to deliver goods and also provide a platform for craftsmen and cottage industries in marketing their products for online customers.
Chief postmaster general-AP Circle BV Sudhakar told newsmen here Tuesday that the postal department would soon ink pact with e-commerce companies to deliver the goods ordered by online customers. The department would also take up the e-commerce system at the doorstep of tribals and small organisations so they can promote their products/arts online.
Brushing off the remark that the postal department was less demanded nowadays, Sudhakar pointed out that around 19 lakh letters were dispatched during 2013-14 and 22 lakh letters during 2014-15 in the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh.

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