Postal network to serve ecommerce and logistics services

March 10, 2024 | 11:17 am GMT+7

( -  As a component of the information and communications infrastructure, the postal network will be expanded to serve e-commerce and logistics and become an indispensable part of Vietnam’s digital economy.

Postal network to serve ecommerce and logistics services- Ảnh 1.

The development of digital technology has created big changes related to information and communications infrastructure, while postal network has been increasingly connected to ecommerce and logistics.

The postal network coverage is large, with 21,600 postal points located throughout the country by the end of 2020. However, one of its disadvantages is that it is not optimized for e-commerce and logistics.

Postal service and delivery companies are developing separate networks arbitrarily to serve their business plans. There is no connection between public postal network and networks of postal companies.

As for the logistics network, the connection simply means business cooperation with outsourced transport firms to minimize costs.

The postal network will be re-designed with problems to be fixed. In the new development stage, it will play an important role in ensuring stability and uninterrupted flow of goods. It will be designed to serve e-commerce and logistics, gradually becoming an important infrastructure of the digital economy.

The core principle of information and communications infrastructure planning is developing the postal network to link the real world and the digital space.

Postal network planning aims to ensure an intact, uninterrupted supply chain in all cases.

A representative of Vietnam Post told VietNamNet that information and communications infrastructure planning in 2021-2030 helps the post sector receive more favorable conditions to get ready for new development trends and technology.

At the event on announcing the information and communications infrastructure planning on February 23, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tam instructed big postal service companies to gather resources to develop the postal infrastructure coverage to serve e-commerce. The network must use modern technology and have optimal connections. Infrastructure sharing is encouraged to reduce logistics costs.

It is expected that total service capacity of the postal network would reach 93,000 tons of postal items a day, and the time limit for inter-provincial and international delivery up to five days.