eCommerce and India Post – Snapdeal & Shopclues Tie Up With India Post For Delivery Services

A lot of public-private initiatives are happenning in the eCommerce sector. This deal could be a part of the Digital India Programme by NaMo.

India post has signed a MoU with Shopclues and to be their delivery partner providing wider reach and network to the eCommerce players. This move has happened as a part of the National Postal week from 9th to 15th October and the business development day on Oct 14th. [source]
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This deal would give the eCommerce players a huge boost with their delivery services and India Post has around 1.5 lakh postal offices across the country and covers a wide geography. The service by India Post will also include Cash on Delivery facility which is an important factor in India’s eCommerce business.
This deal with eCommerce players and the government operated India Post could be a part of the many initiatives of the Digital India programme that NaMo has introduced, which had specific focus on developing eCommerce in rural areas of the country by developing warehouses and delivery facilities with a public-private partnership.
Snapdeal’s earlier tie up with India post was to offer exclusive collection of India Post Stamps collection through the online marketplace. [link] ShopClues too initially had a local tie up with the Department of Posts whereby they would pick up their products only from their fulfillment centers. However, post this MOU, ShopClues and India Post have now associated with each other on a national level.
Amazon too had pilot tested delivery through India post last year with CoD being the major part of the pilot test. With DHL planning to start off with its delivery services in APAC region with India being the pilot grounds, government had pitched India Post as a partner to this.
India Post has made major revamps over the last year. Read more on this at:
India Post’s e-commerce Entry is a BIG deal. Here’s why
India Post launches automated mail processing system using OCR
India Post Gets a Sexy Web Experience – Looking Beyond NIC [$1Bn Put To Use?]

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