Pos Indonesia eyes eCommerce boom

Indonesia’s national postal service, Pos Indonesia, is mulling a spin-off its logistics arm in 2019 an IPO to capitalise on the online shopping boom.

Pos Indonesia is aiming for Rp 11 trillion ($796 million) in revenue within the next two years, according to its director of technology and financial services, Indyruwani Asikin Natanegara. One third of this would come from its logistics arm, Pos Logistik Indonesia.

This would more than double Pos Indonesia’s estimated revenue of about Rp 4 trillion last year, and be a nearly eightfold increase (about Rp 500 billion) for Pos Logistik Indonesia.

Established four years ago, Pos Logistik Indonesia may make its trading debut before its holding company. It is something Pos Indonesia has been discussing for three years. With a network of 4367 offices and more than 28,000 agents, Pos Indonesia has established ties with such eCommerce companies as MatahariMall and Zalora Indonesia, in providing pickup and delivery services.

Pos Logistik Indonesia’s business solutions director Yan Hendry Jauwena says the idea is to provide logistics for eCommerce companies. It has formed a partnership with Singapore-based technology firm Anchanto, which will be offering its services for warehousing and inventory, processing orders and delivery.

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