Posta, TAZ Technologies partnership set to deliver parcels to customers’ doorstep

    Mr. Dan Kagwe, the Postmaster General and CEO of PCK (left) and Mr. Twahir Mohamed, CEO & Founder of Taz Technologies bump fists after the signing of the partnership agreement.
    Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK) and TAZ Technologies
    have today signed a strategic partnership that will see postal items,
    mails and parcels originating from the Post Office delivered to the
    customer’s doorstep.
    The revolutionary partnership will see PCK integrated into the TAZ
    delivery system, aptly named “Tap-A-Delivery” which is a real time
    e-commerce courier service app that collaborates with Uber for last mile
    delivery across the country.
    “To shore up our fortunes in a digitalized economy where mail volumes
    have plummeted, we are now leveraging on the advent of digital
    globalization through modern technologies and strategic partnerships,”
    said Dan Kagwe, the Postmaster General and CEO of PCK during the signing
    of the partnership agreement.
    Mr Kagwe said the partnership was a culmination of past collaboration
    which anchored the launch of MPost, a digital postal service that saw
    Safaricom subscribers offered virtual post office boxes linked to their
    mobile phone numbers.
    Under the agreement that birthed MPost, Taz Technologies offer the
    services of conversion of mobile phones to Postal Address numbers, alert
    notification, and mapping services to enable the delivery of mail.
    “We have now a critical mass of MPost customers who have been
    requesting reliable last-mile delivery services. We went back to the
    drawing board and came up with this Tap-A-Delivery innovation that
    incorporates Posta and logistics companies such as Uber for efficient
    picks and drops of mails and parcels, said Twahir Mohamed, CEO & Founder
    MPost also comes in handy to those who wish to buy and ship items from
    overseas merchants like Amazon and AliExpress, among others. The digital
    post service hopes to leverage on over 40 million mobile users to
    deliver parcels and postal items while tracking them through the value
    chain.
    Under the new partnership, PCK clients will also be able to schedule
    their deliveries for a later date, as well as plan for recurring
    deliveries. In addition, Tap-A-Delivery will incorporate a “Scan and
    Get Delivery” feature aimed at getting traction from convenience
    stores and supermarkets across the country.
    Mr Kagwe said the new frontier for the postal services sector is
    e-commerce and logistics, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic era
    where customers are keen trade with minimal physical contact. With
    Tap-A-Delivery; the services will include physical delivery of mail to
    your doorstep, or mail pickup for delivery.
    According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
    (UNCTAD), the rise of e-commerce has led to an impressive increase in
    the parcel segment volumes, often referred as a “tsunami of
    parcels”.
    Moving forward, said Mr. Kagwe, PCK will become more customer-centric
    and laser-focused with speedy delivery, costs management, and adapt
    quickly to a fast-paced and ever-changing world in order to new revenue
    streams.

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