Monday, 21 August 2017

How India Post Dispatches Mails

India post, for more than 160 years old organization has its feet firm on the ground with 1 Lakh 55,000 post offices in the country. The organization is swiftly adapting itself to the latest trends in communication technologies driven by the need to serve its large customer base. In addition to its primary business of mail and its flagship speed post whose status can be known by speed post tracking, it offers express parcel and business parcel along with cod facilities to the e-commerce players.

With the growing e-commerce market, India Post is positioning itself to cater to the growing demands of the various players in the market.  To create an edge over its private competitors, India Post had to invest in technology to keep up with the changing trends and thus they built an automated mail processing center in 2012. It is located next to terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. It uses state-of-the-art technologies to process sort and classifies mails to be sent to various destinations in the fastest possible manner.



The AMPC complex comprises of four segments. The Machine hall that has two high-tech mail processing assembly line machines, BNP L hub that processes speed post consignments of bulk customers such as Amazon, SBI, and others. The manual ordinary mail processing area and the transit mail office that receives and dispatches mails. For nearly three decades, speed post a market leader in the domestic Express industry provides time-bound and expressed delivery of letters and parcels weighing up to 35 kgs between specified stations of the country.

The speed post service even has its reach in the international arena. In collaboration with the Universal Postal Union, EMS speed post provides speedy and economical services to 99 countries of the world. Speed post can be booked at any post office from where it has brought to the AMPC complex. The consignments that are less than 2 kgs are sent to the mixed mail sorting machine also known as the MMS. While the heavier ones are sorted manually.

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