Saturday, January 4, 2014

Postal department launches cash on delivery for business post

Dear Comrades,

This new 'Business Parcel' service aims to promote the e-commerce market in India by offering reliable and cost efficient delivery solutions. This service will provide add-on facilities to customers, which include online end-to-end tracking of consignments, cash on delivery facility, insurance, etc.

Giving this information, Director Postal Services, Allahabad Region, Krishna Kumar Yadav said that Business Parcel is only for bulk customers and is a contractual service designed to suit the requirements of business customers. It provides an economical and reliable distribution solution for bulk customers. Minimum chargeable weight for business parcel is 2 kg and maximum is 35 kg, whereas at present ordinary parcels and registered parcels can be booked for 4 kg and up to 20 kg respectively.

Yadav further added that business parcels can be booked for delivery from any post office in the country providing a national coverage. All business parcel consignments will be given door to door delivery irrespective of their weight. He added that corporate customers are also provided with pick-up facility from premises. Corporate customers can choose from advance deposit facility, credit facility, or payment at the time of booking.

In order to meet the requirements of bulk customers for collection of amount for costlier goods, cash on delivery facility is available. COD facility provides collection of amount up to Rs 50,000/- at the time of delivery of consignments. He said that for business parcels, customers will have to pay in the range of Rs 45 to Rs 115 for items weighing up to 2 kg, Rs12 to Rs30 for additional 1 kg up to 5 kg and Rs 14 to Rs 32 thereafter for every 1 kg. Times of India
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