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Increased Demand For Post Fiji Courier Services: Bansod

There has been an increased demand in postal and courier services, at the onset of COVID-19. Speaking to SunBiz, Post Fiji Limited chief executive officer Anirudha Bansod said the courier
29 Apr 2021 10:00
Increased Demand For Post Fiji Courier Services: Bansod
Post Fiji Limited chief executive officer Anirudha Bansod.

There has been an increased demand in postal and courier services, at the onset of COVID-19.

Speaking to SunBiz, Post Fiji Limited chief executive officer Anirudha Bansod said the courier company was committed to cater for the growing demands of the public.

“We have seen an increase in demand in our courier services, so that means we have to keep operations going,” he said.

He said to do so, close to four hundred employees in all 58 of Post Fiji Limited outlets remained employed.

“Employees were temporarily allocated to outlets within their respective areas of containment.

“This allocation is temporary until the lockdown is uplifted.

“Doing so will allow Post Fiji to continue its operations efficiently.”

He added the addition of new fleets earlier this year had assisted Post Fiji’s growing delivery services and efficiency.

The company’s Postal Service Department had added one three-ton truck, three panel vans and six motorcycles to its fleet in February.

Mr Bansod said they had implemented a lot of restructuring to adapt and practice the ‘new normal’ in the postal services.

“One of the important philosophies we learn and implement is ‘safety first’ for all our customers, public and our staff and management team.

“Business can be revitalised in coming days, when all our stakeholders are very well protected from the virus.

“We have taken most probable safety measures to tackle this COVID-19 and uncertain lockdown situation.”

Post Fiji has implemented safety protocols for containment of the COVID-19 spread which includes:
– Use of temperature guns on customers entering Post Fiji Limited’s premises.
– Allowing five to 10 customers at any one time into the post office.
– Maintaining social distancing.
– Use of hand sanitisers and masks inside post offices.

Staff wearing gloves when serving customers.

Mr Bansod further said Post Fiji Limited excelled in challenges.

“Post Fiji will have to recover these losses for the second round and catch up to the old normal rates,” he said.

“These kinds of news further escalate business uncertainty and survival.

“Post Fiji is operating under extreme challenges to survive and keep running postal operations and serve the community in the most appropriate manner.”

He said Post Fiji’s Express Mail Service (EMS) was committed to delivering merchandise, goods, envelopes, medicines and other essential goods and services despite the challenging situation.

“However, EMS is delivering the merchandising and goods, wherever Fijian Government allows to go and deliver the goods.

“We have received compliments by many of our customers that EMS is doing an extraordinary job in delivering their goods.

“The commitment of EMS and parcel delivery is a promise to customers to get their things delivered on time at the right place.”

He added while there might be delays because of restricted movements, Post Fiji would prioritise its customer’s demands.

 

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