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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Postal Dept. to start portal to sell products of govt. agencies

The Department of Posts, which has already made its foray into the growing e-commerce industry by delivering parcels, will soon start its own e-commerce portal to sell products manufactured by government agencies.
Niche area
Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka circle, M.S. Ramanujam told The Hindu that government agencies are involved in manufacture of a wide variety of products including handloom and handicrafts.
“It is a niche area, which the Department of Posts is eying”, he said.
Earlier, speaking after releasing the souvenir to mark the Golden Jubilee of Postal Training Centre (PTC) here on Monday, Mr. Ramanujam said the department’s losses from the mail segment will be more than compensated by the boom in the e-commerce industry.
The department, which has begun delivering e-commerce consignments, including same-day delivery in major metros, including Bengaluru, is having its hands full. “I don’t have to worry about the drastic shrinkage in the mail delivery. We are flooded with so many booking of parcels from e-commerce companies,” Mr Ramanujam said.

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