India Post Launches E-Commerce Portal For Rural Products

Harin - Dec 15, 2018


India Post Launches E-Commerce Portal For Rural Products

The Department of Posts has just launched an e-commerce portal to offer rural artisans and public sector units an online market place to sell their products.

India’s Minister of Communications, Manoj Sinha, has just launched the Department of Posts’ e-commerce site. The aim for the opening of this e-commerce portal is to offer rural artisans as well as public sector units an online market place to put up their products for sale.

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According to the Minister:

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He also mentioned that, different from other e-commerce providers, the India Post service will offer products pick-up and delivery service in more than 1.5 lakh locations via its extensive network.

In a statement of the Ministry of Communications wrote:

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Speed Post service from the postal department will be used for the shipping of the products, according to the statement.

After the launch of the e-commerce portal, Sinha, in a press conference, said to the attending reporters that a separate parcel board of directors has been established and granted authority to decide the parcel rates as well as other issues.

As stated by the Department of Posts’ secretary, Ananta Narayan Nanda, there will also be a return policy for customers at the new online market place.

Furthermore, the department also offer sellers six month free for registration, Nanda added.

For customers using Post Office Savings Bank ‘s Core Banking Solution, an internet banking service has also been launched by the Minister.

The statement read: 

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