The heads at post offices may or may not have acquainted with online shopping, but they have surely sensed the humongous business potential this industry holds. Acknowledging the same, Meerut head post office has launched exclusive parcel booking counter for eBay India sellers in Meerut Cantt area.
The city thus became the first in Uttar Pradesh to have such a facility for the eRetail behemoth. The exclusive counter aims to simplify product dispatch service of eBay's seller community. Just two hours after the opening in the city, the state capital, Lucknow, got a similar counter making it the second such counter in the state.
Arvind Kumar, senior post master, Meerut Cantt post office, said, "There are many residents in Meerut who use eCommerce for selling their products to people based in different parts of the country and even abroad. We already have a huge rush at our existing parcel counters in the office.”
“Also, dealing with eCommerce customers is a little different. Keeping this in mind, the eBay counter is a blessing in disguise for e-commerce customers. The counter will be exclusive for them to send their products through speed post, registered post or any other service they wish to opt for."
The eBay India counter aims to simplify product dispatch service of the sellers and at the same time strengthen their long-term association with India Post. An official from eBay, who did not wish to be named, said, "By means of this exclusive counter, our customers can send their parcels to the concerned people via net marketing. Our sellers are at the core of the business and we have continuously brought in varied innovations to ease operations of our partners. We have already opened such counters in 12 cities."
Around 500 customers of eBay use India post or private courier companies to dispatch their items via India Post. Apart from the eBay counter, India Post has a total of three parcel counters.