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India Post (Karnataka) generates Rs 50 Cr revenue on the back of e-commerce deliveries

India Post (Karnataka Circle) has generated Rs 50 crore revenue in the current financial year, on the back of e-commerce deliveries for Amazon, Snapdeal, Flipkart, Myntra, Homeshop18, and Global Shiksha among others, reports The Times of India. India Post (Karnataka Circle) chief postmaster general MS Ramanujan told the publication that they currently take up both Speed Post & Cash on Delivery (CoD) orders. This week India Post will also be piloting a same-day delivery service for Amazon, which would see all products received by India Post by 3 pm are delivered on the same day. Delivery service for e-tailers: Earlier this year, India Post had signed a MoU with Snapdeal & Shopclues.com to work as a delivery agent, after piloting the service with Snapdeal & Amazon last year. India Post had first launched delivery services for e-tailers in April last year. At the time it was reportedly building 20 mechanised warehouses and booking centres to handle the shipments from e-commerce companies. India Post’s cash on delivery service was launched in December last year through a pilot project with Amazon India. India Post’s delivery service probably has the widest reach in India, with over 1.5 lakh post offices across 25,000 pin codes. Improving efficiency & reliability and reducing time of delivery was India Post’s primary challenge, which has allowed for a large and competitive courier service market in the country. That being said, when it comes to tier III & tier IV towns no courier company can match India Post’s reach. Task…

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