India Post partners with Shiprocket; To benefit Startups and Small & Medium Enterprises

India Post partners with Shiprocket; To benefit Startups and Small & Medium Enterprises
India Post, the Indian government run postal service provider, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Shiprocket, a leading logistics aggregator company, to enhance last mile e-commerce delivery services across the country. 
The MoU was signed between India Post, Shiprocket & Pickrr at Dak Bhawan in New Delhi. Alok Sharma, Director General, Postal Services, senior officers of the Department of Posts, and representatives of Shiprocket and Pickrr were present during the occasion.
"Bigfoot Retail Solutions (Shiprocket) is an arising logistics aggregator company with three lakh sellers and 70 million customers 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 involves startups and a large number of small and medium businesses. The MoU marks a major milestone for taking e-commerce to the last mile and is anticipated to benefit millions of customers all over the country," the source said.
"Today is a momentous occasion and this partnership will full fill 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 APIs for tariff, booking, label generation, pickup and track & trace.