The nation’s designated Postal operators, Ghana Post has been awarded as the Excellence in Innovation company of the year at the just ended Ghana shippers Awards 2019.
Innovations such as the introduction of a reliable Tracking System, Central Valuation Centre as well as the Digital Address (Ghana Post GPS) have put Ghana Post in a more advanced tech-driven position to meet modern ways of doing business and meeting the needs of customers.
Ghana Post has Leveraged on technology to improve on efficiency. For instance, the company now has a Tracking System, Central Valuation Centre, Digital Address Delivery and a Shortcode For Letter Box Payment. The tracking system enables both customers and Ghana post to track items sent. This helps to monitor items sent until they are delivered. These are currently some of the tech innovations at Ghana post.
Ghana Post has partnered Standard Chartered Bank for the Ghana Post Stanchart Innovation which enable customers to open accounts online and cards delivered at the comfort of their homes.
The establishment of e-commerce website www.ghanapost.com.gh is also an innovation from the nation’s courier service operators. The purpose of e-commerce platform, www.postshop.com.gh is to give all vendors and buyers the opportunity to trade online. This innovation has brought onboard, both international and domestic retail shops for convenient and accessible shopping experience and further pushed services that will increase the visibility of Ghanaian products on the world market.
The second award received by Ghana Post at the event was Outstanding contribution to the shipping industry.
The Ghana Shippers Awards which was to recognize the achievement of local and international companies cut across road transportation, ocean carriers, air transportation, freight forwarding, shipping agents, express services, courier, government agencies, insurance and financial institutions.
In all, 53 award categories were up for grabs while DHL Ghana Ltd, B5 PLUS, CARGILL Ghana Ltd, Air Ghana Ltd among others picked awards in different categories.