It has been heartening to see Government of India adopting Internet to bring various services to consumers. In another such initiative, Indian Post office has come up with an interesting and user friendly e-commerce portal – E-Post Office – that will offer bouquet of services to the consumers.
The efforts of setting up this portal must be applauded – There has been lot of effort been put in making e-post office user friendly and appealing to consumers. They have actually tried to replicate the environment of actual post office and is unlike any other drab online portals that Government agencies normally puts up. It is interactive and rich in media and presentation.
In its first phase of launch E-Post Office will offer seven different Postal services –
- Electronic Money Order (eMO),
- Instant Money Order (iMO),
- Sale of Philatelic Stamps,
- Postal information,
- Tracking of Express and International Shipments,
- PIN Code Search
- Registering of feed back and complaints.
I gave it a test run and all functions worked just perfectly. Some of the pages still use the old format of Indian post office website, but it surely is much easy for consumers than what it was earlier.
According to press release, E-post Office is a collaborative effort between Indian Post office and of public / private sectors. E-Post office is slated to be a full-fledged e-Market Place that will offer not only post products / services but non-postal as well. Also, India Post’s core competency in the mail-parcel segment will be leveraged for e-Commerce order fulfilment.
Try out E-Post Office and let us know what you think about it!