SA Post Office has high expectations for its ecommerce platform

Jamie McKane

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SA Post Office has high expectations for its ecommerce platform

The SA Post Office (SAPO) expects ecommerce and financial services to become a big portion of its revenue by 2030, with its internal predictions suggesting that only 20% of its revenue will come from its postage services by this date.

This is according to SAPO CEO Mark Barnes, who was speaking to Ron Derby on radio station Power 98.7.
 

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Good old delusional Mark Barnes :ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:. I don't know from which planet he is from but I sure look forward to going to the place one day.
 

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Bwahahaha Mark... get the basics right and stop trying to build some competitor to Alibaba or think that the Post Office can ever export more than it imports....
 

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delusion of grandeur,

first get packages to arrive in the same Century they were sent in, then focus on having something as competitive as Postnet/Fedex/DHL.

those companies thriving, due to you not being able to do your own job for decades.
 

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i still have almost 30 parcels ordered in 2014 that haven't arrived yet.
Was just before the JHB Post Office went on that loooong strike
Before that everything i ordered from eBay always arrived.
I stopped using eBay many years ago now and rather buy from overseas using a freighting company
Costs more but i dont care, i get my stuff
I will never ever in a million years support SAPO again
 

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i still have almost 30 parcels ordered in 2014 that haven't arrived yet.
Was just before the JHB Post Office went on that loooong strike
Before that everything i ordered from eBay always arrived.
I stopped using eBay many years ago now and rather buy from overseas using a freighting company
Costs more but i dont care, i get my stuff
I will never ever in a million years support SAPO again
I have started using Banggood again, purely because they now courier the stuff using Buffalo.... it never touches SAPO's hands. Orders generally take 2 or 3 weeks to arrive now, and the tracking is accurate these days.

Also its slightly more expensive than the Post, but not horribly so. Seems to top out at around $4 + the stupid customs charges you would normally have paid to SAPO
 

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Ordered a lock in Feb, still not here - apparently arrived at the post office last week, but I have to wait for the slip (Big Bay are terrible)... that's over three months, and they've apparently caught up on the backlog.
 

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Stop flogging that dead horse - SAPO is a zombie business that needs to be put down.
 

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Due to SAPO’s access to all South African addresses, Barnes also believes in the potential for “virtuous data mining capacity within the Post Office”.
I hope to fck Barnes gets approval from all the SAPO customers first before he gives their data out. You know POPI and all
 

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The post office won't be here in 2030.

The private industry already replaced it.
 
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