Just weeks after Amazon opened up its platform to Pakistani sellers, Pakistan Post Office has been formally authorized as the delivery partner of global e-commerce giant.
In light of the country’s historic accomplishment, the Director General of the Post Office, the state-run mailing enterprise, has urged all pertinent officials and stakeholders to complete all outstanding preparations to incorporate their services with Amazon’s global platform as soon as feasible.
The Pakistan Post Office has specified the employment of senior officers from 9 locations across the country to ensure proper handling of export-worthy products from local traders and industrial partners, according to a circular.
In addition, the circular instructs the Pakistan Post Office to create arrangements with front firms based in other countries that help Amazon supply chain.
In addition, the Post Office will prioritise a list of authorised locations for warehouse construction in nine cities, including Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Islamabad, and Karachi.
By the 15th of June, facilitation centres will be established in the nine cities mentioned, subject to government requirements.
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 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.