Thailand Post is to team up convenience store chain 7-Eleven to allow customers to ship parcels from the chain’s stores, sources have said. Called Easy Pak, the 24-hour service began on 24 February and is part of a raft of changes the company is introducing to boost revenues and reposition itself as modern mail and parcel mover. The service will be the same as that provided at any post office, except it will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Thailand Post president Anusra Chittmittrapap said via national news agency NNT. The new service will begin at 24 branches of 7-Eleven on February 24 within Bangkok and its vicinity with another 25 branches are set to follow in March.
Easy Pak is one of several new services Thailand Post has set up as it deals with new competition and tries to increase its revenues. It started a drive-through postal service in Khon Kaen and has started to offer an EMS Super-speed option. One market it is keen to tap is that generated by e-commerce. Parcel services provided for this sector are expected to post a 70 per cent growth this year and Thailand Post is keen to get a good share.