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Tuesday Jan 19 2021

Pakistan Post eyes capturing major chunk of e-commerce deliveries

Representational image. — Reuters/File

  • Ministry of Communications and Postal Services introduces new initiatives amid growing e-commerce market 
  • Pakistan Post is providing e-commerce facility with different options, says an official
  • Department offering collect, return services for exchange, return of articles through poster counters

Pakistan Post aims at converting itself to a profitable organisation through its e-commerce initiative — eyeing a major chunk of the domain's deliveries.

Ministry of Communications and Postal Services has introduced new initiatives given the growing e-commerce market in the country to further strengthen the financial services of the department, a Pakistan Post official told APP on Tuesday.

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“Pakistan Post is providing e-commerce facility with different options including delivery partner, sale through the postal counter, collect and return service and co-branded partner,” he said.

The official said that the mail service also offers cost-effective cash on delivery (COD) at regular and subsidised bulk user rates to delivery partners.

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He said that the department is offering collect and return services for the exchange and return of articles through postal counters.

“Co-branded partner allows the display of partner products on Pak Post Shop with specific or customised products for online Pak Post Shop for sale,” he added.