Just weeks after Amazon opened up its platform to Pakistani sellers, Pakistan Post, the state-run mailing enterprise has announced its partnership with the global e-commerce giant – Amazon.
The news of the collaboration between Amazon and Pakistan Post, with the latter taking up the role of official delivery partner, was made public through an official handout released to the media on Tuesday.
According to sources, Director General of Post Office has already constituted a team of relevant officials to mobilize resources for the said indulgence. It has also been reported that senior officials from nine big cities of the country have been appointed to facilitate local traders and businessmen in selling their products on the e-commerce giant.
While information regarding appointments of relevant officials of Pakistan Post were made to expedite the process of initiating the chain of operations with Amazon, the circular also emphasized the immediate need for drafting contracts with front companies that work in liaison with Amazon abroad.
In a bid to expand its footprint as Amazon’s sole delivery partner, Pakistan Post will also construct warehouses and facilitation centers across 9 major cities, including Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Faisalabad, and Sialkot. The organization has taken the decision on the basis of potential of exporters.
It has been learned that the government also intends to engage a shipping company through public advertisement for transportation of goods via sea route.
Amazon enters Pakistan
Earlier on May 6 it was announced by Prime Minister’s Advisor on Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood that the world’s most sought after American multinational technology company Amazon has finally added Pakistan to its approved selling countries list.
Pakistan has received approval from Amazon to Register Pakistan in the verified Amazon seller list, Adviser to Prime Minister of Pakistan for Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood announced.
Razak Dawood said it is a great opportunity for Pakistani youth, SMEs and women entrepreneurs. The adviser said that they have been working on this with Amazon since last year and now it’s happening.
Ever since, a renewed list of the approved selling countries list was issued on Amazon’s official website and Pakistan was included for the first time.
This is being seen as a massive achievement for Pakistan’s e-commerce sector as Pakistani products will now be available to millions of consumers globally. Amazon is known as “one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world”. It was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994. It is also a part of the list of the Big Four technology companies, along with Google, Apple, and Facebook.