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India Post Ties Up With Shiprocket To Provide Last-Mile Delivery Services For Small Traders

March 20, 2023
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India Post, the largest delivery network of the world, has signed an MoU with Shiprocket to boost  last-mile e-commerce delivery services across the country. This partnership with Shiprocket, a leading logistics aggregator company, will enhance its last-mile delivery services for various e-commerce products.  The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between India Post, Shiprocket & Pickrr by Director General, Postal Services, Alok Sharma, senior officers of the Department of Posts, and representatives of Shiprocket and Pickrr.

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 start-ups 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 country.

Speaking on occasion, Sharma said that  this partnership will fulfil the aspirations of rural youth to be benefitted from the e-commerce revolution in the country. Saahil Goel, Co-founder & CEO, Shiprocket said, the India Post network will provide last-mile connectivity to the e-commerce market player and will facilitate in 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 this partnership and to provide better services to customers, India Post has ensured IT integration with the IT systems of Shiprocket. This integration has been done through various API for tariff, booking, label generation, pickup and track & trace.