(Last Updated on December 10, 2020 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Zimbabwe Post (Zimpost) on Monday launched Zimbabwemall – a virtual marketplace where sellers and buyers are going to meet then Zimpost offers the delivery logistics to facilitate the smooth flow of the transactions.
This development is part of the drive by the parastatal to transform itself from a traditional post office to becoming a digitalised entity in line with the emerging global trends.
Zimbabwemall will offer a platform for both local and international markets which will allow local small and medium enterprises access to the global market while also allowing Zimbabweans in the diaspora to directly purchase goods and have them delivered to their families back home.
The Post Master General Mr Sifundo Moyo said the platform was going to be “a one stop logistic hub for local products and services to both local and international markets.”
Speaking during the same event, ICT Minister Jenfran Muswere said this was part of his ministry’s goal to ensure every aspect of the country is facilitated by the e-services platforms.
Adding that Zimpost must also evolve to be a smart post office.
“I want everything to be ‘E’ enabled at the post office: e-Commerce, (being launched today,) e-Government services, where the citizens will conveniently access Government services; e-education to help students access educational sites at Community Information Centres (CICs); e-health to facilitate telemedicine activities.
“Zimpost must evolve to be a Smart Post Office that delivers ‘next generation’ services,” said minster Muswere.
Different organisations have already started partnering with Zimpost on this journey with national handcraft sector already in the platform.
Zimpost’s digitization comes after officials from the public entity visited other countries to find areas for improvement within the entity.
The platform can be accessed at www.zimbabwemall.post.