India Post partners with Shiprocket; to benefit startups, SMEs
MoU to boost last-mile e-commerce delivery services across the country
India Post, the largest delivery network of the world, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Shiprocket, a leading logistics aggregator company, to boost last-mile e-commerce delivery services across the country.
The MoU was signed between India Post, Shiprocket & Pickrr at Dak Bhawan in New Delhi last week. Alok Sharma, Director General, Postal Services, senior officers of the Department of Posts, and representatives of Shiprocket and Pickrr were present during the event, says an official release from India Post.
"Bigfoot Retail Solutions (Shiprocket) is an emerging logistics aggregator company with three lakh sellers and 70 million consumers annually. This partnership between India Post and Shiprocket will provide shipping and last-mile delivery services to Shiprocket's three lakh strong seller base which includes startups and a large number of small and medium businesses. The MoU marks a significant milestone for taking e-commerce to the last mile and is expected to benefit millions of customers all over the country," the release said.
"Today is a momentous occasion and this partnership will fulfil the aspirations of rural youth to be benefitted from the e-commerce revolution in the country," says Sharma.
Saahil Goel, Co-founder & CEO, Shiprocket adds: "India Post network will provide last-mile connectivity to the e-commerce market player and will facilitate the penetration of e-commerce services beyond large cities and towns. It would enable automated shipping and faster delivery for merchants, resulting in cost-effectiveness and business growth."
To facilitate the partnership and provide better services to customers, India Post has ensured IT integration with the IT systems of Shiprocket through various APIsfor tariff, booking, label generation, pickup and track & trace, the release added.