NIPOST Unveils New Logistics Apps, POSTAGY, Says Analogue Operations a Thing of the Past
The Nigerian Postal Services on Tuesday said it has left behind analogue operations, boasting it is leading a new tech-driven initiative to ease business in Nigeria.
NIPOST said it now has capacity to harness all emerging technological innovations to transform services to meet demands of the new generation.
Postmaster General of the Federation, Dr. Ismail Adebayo Adewusi, while speaking at the unveiling of POSTAGY, a new logistics application, in Lagos, said NIPOST has moved with the global trend in businesses and is coming up with fresh ideas and solutions that would make transactions easy to all.
POSTAGY is a mobile solution platform that enables the fulfillment of both offline and online purchases of merchandise. The applications are available for download on Apple Store and Google Play Store as POSTAGY and POSTAGY CAPTAIN.
While POSTAGY is the user App that enables users to order, track and pay for a preferred vehicle, POSTAGY CAPTAIN is an app for the vehicle drivers where orders are received and fulfilled. Interested vehicle owners can download this app and sign up for free.
Adewusi said NIPOST sets its eyes on the goals of digital economy as mandated by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking at the unveiling, Adewusi said, “The well-crafted technology will, over time, be operational throughout the federation. From today, operations begin in Lagos state and will further be extended to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and then to other states of the federation.”
The Postmaster General of the Federation who was represented at the event by NIPOST’s Director of Operations, Mr. Victor Udughele, said the new innovation has also culminated in another strategic partnership with Hamabreeze Limited pioneer motorbikes already enrolled on the “POSTAGY CAPTAIN” app and waiting to deliver orders.
“With these bikes, we have our attention to the delivery of small packets and these beautiful new babies will do the magic!
“We are also deeply concerned about cumbersome items and their deliveries. I wish to let you know that there are vehicles in that category that can move these items too. So no existing or potential customers should have any doubt about our capacities.
“I am using this medium to encourage vehicle owners in various categories to sign up on the app and earn that extra cool income after rendering service.”
Adewusi said a lot of credit must be given to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Pantami, whom he said has been driving the change mantra through the application of latest technology
Speaking further on the technicalities of the new innovation, General Manager, e-Commerce of NIPOST, Mr. Oladapo Adekunle, added that the new mobile application was developed by its partner – e-Gate Egypt.
He said, “This is a very significant moment for us at the e-Commerce & Logistics Commercial Business Unit. Today’s event marks the rejigging of our purpose to reposition as the leader in the e-Commerce & Logistics sector in Nigeria.
“e-Commerce giants in the advanced world have been successful because of how they have leveraged on technology to improve the postal service systems. With these unveilings today, the Nigeria Post is poised to position its e-Commerce & Logistics sector for more exploits through its network and provision of enabling infrastructures. This is just the starting point of our leveraging the post and operations at the e-Commerce sector. We are set to operate efficiently and effectively – the soon-to-be-unveiled Product – Postagy in line with global best practices.”
He said since the establishment of the e-Commerce & Logistics Commercial Business Unit in the year 2017, the business unit has continued to embrace innovations and seek ways to do business better and faster in line with the vision of NIPOST.
“I am delighted that the Postmaster General will be unveiling the long-awaited mobile solution alongside brand new motorbikes which will further increase our fleet management solution’s effectiveness and efficiency,” he concluded