Indonesia’s MatahariMall ties up with state postal service for O2O push

CEO of MatahariMall.com Hadi Wenas and President Director of PT Pos Indonesia Gilarsi W. Setijono, witnessed by the Minister for Communication and Information Rudiantara

Indonesia’s e-commerce player Mataharimall.com, a unit of Lippo Group, has tied up with PT Pos Indonesia, state owned postal service company, to strengthen its online to offline (O2O) business venture.

The move comes barely days after Pos Indonesia inked a logistics support deal with fashion ecommerce venture Zalora.

This cooperation allows customers to retrieve, return, and pay for the goods at offline locations, which they have ordered online.

“MatahariMall strengthens and expand its Pickup&PayCOD and eLocker network by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PT Pos Indonesia,” Emirsyah Satar, Chairman of MatahariMall.com said..

The collaboration between MatahariMall and Pos Indonesia to create additional Pickup and PayCOD points will kick start in selected post offices in 199 cities and regencies across the country.

Furthermore, MatahariMall will be placing eLockers, or electronic P.O. Box, in 10 strategic post office locations in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi, and Bandung cities.

Hadi Wenas noted that the cooperation with Pos Indonesia will make it easier for customers to buy goods online and make payment or cash on delivery (COD) at Pos Indonesia’s PayCOD points.

Emirsyah said, the new service will start operating gradually from 8 December 2015.

The utilization of technology in eCommerce, also supporting features such as eLockers will effectively boost commercial activities in Indonesia, one of the government’s current priorities.

Also Read: Indonesia e-commerce Dealbook : Government mulls five-year roadmap, Mataharimall launches online platform

Fashion e-tailer Zalora Indonesia inks logistics pact with state-owned post office firm

 

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