Of the 6,150 tons of essential goods that have been provided by postal businesses in 24 isolated localities, the volume supplied by Vietnam Post and Viettel Post accounts for more than 94%.
Postal services play an important role in ensuring the supply of essential goods
Vietnam Post Corporation (Vietnam Post) and Viettel Post Joint Stock Company (Vietnam Post) have been the first postal enterprises to participate in ensuring the supply chain of essential goods for developing provinces and cities. apply social distancing measures according to Directive 16 to prevent the spread of disease.
From mid-July until now, every time more localities implement social distancing, the two businesses immediately arrange locations and personnel at important stages of the transportation and supply of necessities. Thereby, partly helping to “cool down” the situation of scarcity, increase food prices in Ho Chi Minh City and southern provinces, and at the same time prevent the market balance in Hanoi from being out of balance.
|In localities that are isolated, in addition to selling online through 2 floors Shell Shell and Postmart, 2 enterprises Vietnam Post and Viettel Post have set up fixed and mobile selling points.|
At the online meeting of the Ministry of Information and Communications with 19 Departments of Information and Communications of southern provinces and cities, who are separating to discuss solutions to promote agricultural product consumption for these localities, Ms. Le Viet Nga, Department of Domestic Market of the Ministry of Industry Thuong said that recently, two large postal enterprises Vietnam Post and Viettel Post have played a particularly important role.
“With the post office system and the ownership of Seashell and Postmart floors, the two businesses have actively participated in a number of programs, through organizing mobile sales points and through e-commerce platforms at stores. The locality is distancing. This model is very effective in Ho Chi Minh City and some southern provinces.”Ms. Nga informed.
Under the coordination of the Ministry of Information and Communications, as of July 31, in addition to the two above-mentioned enterprises, there have been many more postal enterprises participating in transporting and supplying essential goods to localities that are separated such as: Fast delivery, Economical delivery, Thuan Phong, Lalamove, Supership, Proship…
Statistics from businesses show that, by the end of July, the total number of essential goods supply points in 24 localities was 3,688 points. The total volume of essential goods that businesses have supplied to people in 24 localities has reached 6,150 tons.
Supplying 6,150 tons of essential goods in 24 localities
Of the 6,150 tons of essential goods that have been provided by postal businesses in 24 isolated localities, the volume of goods supplied by two large enterprises Vietnam Post and Viettel Post accounted for more than 94%, with nearly 5,800 tons.
Particularly in Ho Chi Minh City, 2 businesses have consumed more than 1,900 tons of essential goods after 3 weeks of social distancing, helping hundreds of thousands of households to be able to safely fight the epidemic at home. In particular, the number of orders through Postmart and Seashell floors has increased by about 2 times compared to before Ho Chi Minh City social distancing.
|Two postal businesses have set up nearly 400 essential selling points to serve Hanoians during the lockdown.|
In Hanoi, 2 enterprises reported that the consumption volume after the first week of separation was more than 650 tons, lower than the demand in Ho Chi Minh City. This is because the markets in Hanoi are still allowed to open.
Vietnam Post and Viettel Post said that both businesses are connecting and working closely with supermarkets and food stores according to the list of the Ministry of Industry and Trade to support maintaining the flow of goods. this.
|During the distance, Vietnam Post and Viettel Post have adjusted the operation flow when cooperating in shipping and delivering goods to supermarkets.|
A representative of Viettel Post shared that the business has contacted 25 supermarkets in Hanoi. With supermarkets that already have an online sales channel, Viettel Post supports shipping and delivering goods to consumers. As for supermarkets that do not have an online sales channel, businesses carry out to put the products of supermarkets and stores on the Seashell floor, and at the same time coordinate to design many product combos to help people choose to buy more easily.
Sharing about changing the operation flow when cooperating with supermarkets and food stores, a representative of Vietnam Post said: “When there is information about the customer’s order, the system will send the order to the nearest warehouse to deliver to the receiver. Such single distribution will help reduce shipping costs and delivery times, keeping the freshness of the products.”.
Characteristics of orders from supermarkets and food stores are usually concentrated in a certain area around the location of that supermarket or store. Therefore, although the number of orders increases, but the delivery route remains unchanged, Vietnam Post and Viettel Post still ensure the goods demand of people in the days when Hanoi is apart.
In the coming time, both businesses are committed to continue monitoring the epidemic situation in provinces and cities across the country to promptly activate implementation plans, ensuring the supply chain of essential goods in the epidemic area. .
Specifically, Vietnam Post is expected to sign contracts with suppliers to stockpile food supplies, dry food, and essential goods. Viettel Post will continue to study logistics options to prepare for situations that tighten intra-provincial and inter-provincial transportation activities.
Supplying more than 6,000 tons of essential goods to 24 isolated localities
In 24 localities that are implementing social distancing, units have provided 6,150 tons of goods with a total value of essential goods delivered to consumers reaching VND 151.22 billion.