#Asia MatahariMall partners with Pos Indonesia on O2O services

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The deal extends MatahariMall’s reach to every subdistrict, 42 per cent of villages and 940 remote transmigration areas in Indonesia

Hadi Wenas, CEO of MatahariMall, with Gilarsi WS, President Director of Pos Indonesia

Hadi Wenas, CEO of MatahariMall, with Gilarsi WS, President Director of Pos Indonesia

Following the recent launch of its mobile app, MatahariMall announced on Monday a partnership with government’s postal and logistics service Pos Indonesia in Jakarta.

The collaboration will strengthen MatahariMall’s O2O presence by enabling payment and goods pick-up in post offices across the country starting today.

Users can now pay in 4,500 post offices, retrieve goods and pay for items in 199 cities or regencies, and do automated goods retrieval from 10 e-lockers in post offices around the Greater Jakarta and Bandung areas.

Through this collaboration, MatahariMall is now able to reach every subdistricts, 42 per cent of villages, and 940 remote transmigration areas in Indonesia. MatahariMall will also colaborate with Pos Indonesia to send out goods across the country.

“This collaboration is a wonderful step in our vision to take part in nurturing Indonesia’s economic growth. We hope that this strategic collaboration can be proven beneficial for people in second tier cities and remote areas throughout Indonesia,” said Emirsyah Satar, Chairman of MatahariMall, during his opening speech.

In big cities such as Jakarta and Bandung, MatahariMall is being supported by PopBox Asia for  O2O services. As for other cities and regencies, the company offers pick-up and COD services.

MatahariMall is the second e-commerce site to collaborate with Pos Indonesia after Zalora.

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The implementation of O2O and its supporting features received compliments from Rudiantara, Minister of Communications and Informatics, who was present during the formal signing of the partnership agreement.

“E-commerce plays an important part in Indonesia’s economic growth. This is why we will continue to accelerate the development of technological infrastructure, to maximise the growth of [the] e-commerce ecosystem in Indonesia,” he said.

In 2014, e-commerce transactions in Indonesia reached US$12 billion and is projected to grow over US$130 billion by 2020.

The Indonesian government is also developing the E-commerce Roadmap to set targets and regulate the industry.

“Enjoy 2-for-1 tickets to Echelon Indonesia 2016 now. Do not miss out on Indonesia’s biggest international tech conference!”

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