India Post Extends Support To eBay Sellers
India Post has very recently extended its support to eBay India. It has opened exclusive countersat the Business Post Centres in Gurgaon and Faridabad for eBay India sellers, who can now have a seamless experience at eBay’s special counter at the centers. The services offered by India Post to eBay sellers for domestic and international post will include registered and speed post for international dispatch while ordinary, book and registered post for domestic dispatch, it said in a statement.
Umesh Verma India Post Master General Gurgaon and Faridabad said, “The counter for eBay sellers at Gurgaon and Faridabad business post center will be exclusive for them to send their products through speed post, registered post or any other service they wish to opt for in both the cities to enjoy a hassle free service at reasonable prices.”
Over the last 24 months, India Post has entered into tie-ups with online retailers, introducing COD facility, and offering e-commerce companies credible last mile connectivity outside of large cities. India Post has set up 57 modern delivery centers to handle the e-commerce traffic, with a big centre at Parel, Mumbai.
India Post has seen an unprecedented profit growth in recent quarters by partnering with major e-commerce portals such as Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and Myntra for delivering pre-paid as well as Cash On Delivery (COD) parcels. According to the Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, revenue of India Post from such deliveries would go upto Rs. 1500 crore in the year 2015-16, as against Rs. 500 crore in 2014-15.
The eBay tie-up is yet another step to its e-commerce development. According to the company, there are over 65,000 eBay sellers in India who sell both domestically and to over 157 million buyers around the world.
“At eBay India our sellers are at the core of the business and we have continuously brought in varied innovations to ease operations of our valued partners. We aim to simplify product dispatch service of our trusted seller community and at the same time strengthen our long-term association with India Post,” said Navin Mistry, Head Retail Exports and Lifestyle Category, eBay India. The services offered by India Post to eBay sellers for domestic and international post will include registered and speed post for international dispatch while ordinary, book and registered post for domestic dispatch.
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