The United Parcel Service has become India’s largest courier service after it joined the Indian government’s postal services.
It is the largest of its kind in the world and has expanded from delivering parcels by truck to a range of services including free delivery and delivery via aircraft.
The delivery service has been expanded into a package delivery business and now has more than 7,000 branches across the country, according to data from the India Post Office.
Its delivery rates have been the best in India.
The rate of returns is one of the best among all the private carriers in India, said Vijay Shah, head of delivery at UPS.
The company has more branches than any other Indian carrier, he said.
The delivery rate is about 90 per cent for domestic packages and about 90 percent for international packages.
The cheapest delivery service, said UPS India’s chief executive, Rajan Ramachandran, is to India from Singapore.
UPS has more deliveries than any private carrier in India with 2,600.
UPS charges a delivery fee of about Rs 3.25.
A customer can order a UPS parcel online or via the company’s website.
Customers can choose the type of package and delivery time, as well as the type and size of packaging, and pick a destination, said Rajan.
UPS will also deliver on Saturday.
India Post Office says it delivers almost 7,500 parcels a day, up from 3,500 in December 2016.
India Post said that it has seen a sharp rise in the number of customers from India and other developing countries to the delivery business, as a result of the Government’s move to introduce a free service.
The service is the result of a strategic alliance between UPS and the Postal Service, UPS said.
It offers a range, such as delivery by truck, by aircraft, through an online platform, through delivery via a mobile phone app and also through an app to the mobile phone number, it said.
As per the data from UPS, the total value of the delivery to India rose from Rs 1.5 lakh crore in 2016-17 to Rs 2.4 lakh crore by March 2018.
The average delivery rate was about 30 per cent and it is estimated that the number will increase further.
The overall average delivery fee in the country is about Rs 5.00.
Postal Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced a government-led postal reform in the post-demonetisation era.
It will help to modernise the delivery system and improve the efficiency of delivery, UPS chief executive Rajan said.