What’s the cost of an e-commerce boom? Ask Indonesia’s postal service

PT POS Indonesia
An employee pushes a trolley of letters and packages at a PT POS Indonesia branch in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

You may have heard the U.S. Postal Service has problems. Well, try delivering the mail in Indonesia, a far-flung archipelago with so many islands the government literally doesn’t know how many there are.

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