NIPOST to Establish eCommerce Portal, As Trade Volume Rises
Following the tremendous increase in the volume of trade in its eCommerce business in recent times, the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has revealed that it would soon establish its own branded eCommerce portal, where its customers could directly shop for its goods and services online realtime.
The General Manager, Marketing at NIPOST, Mr. Kulawe Irmiya Darmah, who made the disclosure during an interview with THISDAY at the just concluded 2017 Lagos International Trade Fair, organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said NIPOST has transformed its operations with modern technologies in order to offer customers with new and exciting experiences. He further explained that the transformation, which is driven by technology, has helped increased the volume of eCommerce transactions across all NIPOST operations nationwide.
“It is for this reason, especially in the increase in the volume of trade, that we are planning to launch our branded eCommerce portal, where our customers could shop directly from our site, in an online realtime basis,” Darmah said.
The Deputy General Manager, EMS Parcel Nigeria, Mr. Olajide Ajire, who confirmed the increase in the volume of eCommerce transactions at NIPOST in recent times, said: “The volume of eCommerce trade at EMS Parcel Nigeria has increased from 3,000 items delivery per day to over 7,500 deliveries per day nationwide, and this can be attributed to the vision-driven leadership of NIPOST, led by the Postmaster General and CEO of NIPOST, Adebisi Adegbuyi.”
According to Darmah, “Currently NIPOST is partnering the likes of Jumia and Konga to drive its eCommerce business, but we have plans to launch our eCommerce portal in the next one year. NIPOST as an organisation, has the infrastructure to develop its own eCommerce portal and we are working towards achieving that in the next one year. We want a situation where customers could shop directly from the NIPOST eCommerce portal and also get their items delivered safely and timely.”
He said the efforts of the Postmaster General, in setting a new standard that will transform NIPOST and post it into prosperity, using modern technologies, is fast yielding results.
All our services have moved online and customers can access them while transacting online realtime. Our tracking devices are very active and customers can track their parcels online, Darmah added.
Giving reasons why NIPOST was at this year’s Lagos International Trade Fare, which ended yesterday at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Darumah explained: “We came to showcase NIPOST products and services, such as quality office and home furniture, as well as school chairs and tables that are made up of steel and wood, that were all produced from NIPOST workshop in Ijora, Lagos.