Delivering on time
−GPOC’s ‘swift shipping’ faster than before
DPI, Guyana, Thursday, December 5, 2019
The affordable ‘swift shipping’ online mailbox services provided by the Guyana Post Office Corporation’s (GPOC) continues to benefit hundreds of communities nationwide.
This was disclosed by Minister of Public Telecommunication, the Hon. Catherine Hughes today, during an interview with the Department of Public Information.
Launched just over two years ago in partnership with the warehouse service provider, Kardel Enterprises located in Miami, Florida – ‘Swift Shipping’ service caters for persons who enjoy shopping online but do not have the relevant billing or shipping address.
At the Post Offices, Minister Hughes said her ministry continues to focus on improving technology and fast shipping services.
She pointed out that in 2017, this service generated a whopping $11Million and to date, the sum of $34Million was made. Minister Hughes noted that the income garnered is ploughed back into the sector “making sure that better services are provided to our citizens, most importantly the pensioners”.
“We were able to renovate four post offices thus far. When this ministry was formed, we had a range of post offices that had poor infrastructure and washroom facilities…. the Post Office at Kitty – Georgetown, New Amsterdam – Berbice, Anna Regina on the Essequibo Coast, and Wismar in Linder. We are now at Plaisance and Buxton is next,” Minister Hughes happily highlighted.
According to the Public Telecommunication Ministry, “the swift shipping has over 900 customers and attracts a lot of sole traders and ships items such as televisions, car parts, confectionery, electronics, cosmetics and clothing”.
The GPOC believes that due to their strengths they will become the dominant factor in Guyana’s online shipping sector.