Courier services in Melbourne and all over the world is now very in demand because of the increase in the number of people who are jumping into the bandwagon of online shopping. From the smallest parcels to the biggest items, purchasing and delivery are all possible because of the trusted couriers available. India is no stranger to these services as well thus the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation or APSRTC decided to endeavour into the courier and parcel services. They will be opening their new business full time in the month of September 2017.
They have an existing contract with the ANL Parcel Service but it is bound to expire in August. The corporation then decided that they will not be subscribing to renewal but they will be opening their own courier and parcel business. According to an official from RTC, they have decided to start the courier and parcel business with the cooperation of the APSRTC in order to see growth from their current revenue. The corporation will be able to provide a better service compared to existing courier companies available in the market.
The passengers in united Andhra Pradesh has been relying on ANL for their courier needs for the last two years but with the experiment conducted by the APSRTC offering courier services to passengers, they found out that they are able to earn Rs 6 crore.
- Gopinatha Reddy, the chief traffic manager, said that they are now making arrangements to start their own courier services as soon as their contract with ANL is over. There will be franchises of the APSRTC located in different towns and villages that will be responsible for collecting and delivering the goods.
Currently, APSRTC have about 12,000 buses that are operating in almost all of the areas in the State. They have 1,300 ATBs and there will be appointed facilitators all over the State that will manage the courier service in behalf of the corporation. Technology has made it easier to track packages. As with courier services in Melbourne, the APSRTC will also have software developed that will track the goods as they are on transit.