Post Shoppe evokes good response

The newly launched ‘Post Shoppe’ service at the General Post Office (GPO) premises is drawing good response with more than 200 customers visiting in the last two days.

The idea to set up Post Shoppe, wherein customers can buy a range of products like watches, souvenirs, books, stationery items, philately frames, postal covers, among others, was proposed by the Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle, M S Ramanujan.

Chief Postmaster of Bangalore Circle, Ashutosh Kumar Hanjura, told Deccan Herald: “In August, Ramanujan discussed the concept of opening a shop and we thought of implementing it. It took some time to raise the structure and finally it was inaugurated on Tuesday. There are plans to extend the services to the Mysore and Mangalore head post offices also. The number of customers visiting the shop is steadily picking up.”

Post Shoppe is being operated by Manager Post Shoppe. One of the staffers said: “There is a huge demand for postal covers, stamps and stationery items. The response is positive and all the products available here are for sale at MRP only.”

Shankar L, one of the customers, said: “It is a unique concept wherein apart from postal operations, we can shop too. Customers who forget to carry pens need not look around anymore as they can buy it from the Post Shoppe. It would be beneficial if every post office has this kind of facility.”

The new service was inaugurated jointly by the Commissioner of Police, Raghavendra Auradkar; Postmaster General, South Karnataka Circle, Arundhati Ghosh; and Postmaster General, Business Development, Bangalore, Veena Srinivas, on Tuesday.

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