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Russian Post will develop new services in cooperation with startups

October 19, 2020, 09:24 (UTC+3)|

Russian Post will develop the e-commerce segment. The company started to cooperate with four startups from Skolkovo: Insurion, Soyuzgruz, Gorserv and Geecko. 

Insurion startup offers insurance against delays and loss of parcels, the Soyuzgruz startup is engaged in the delivery of bulky goods, and Russian Post will transfer part of the client’s requests to it. Gorserv is a consumer services marketplace where customers can find craftsmen for repairing equipment, assembling furniture, etc. In accordance with the agreement with Russian Post, it fulfills requests from its clients and site visitors. With Geecko, which provides services for recruitment and assessment of IT personnel for the company, Russian Post has signed a contract for staff accompaniment for its IT branch.

The company expects to use such solutions to bring digital revenue to 50% of the total. At the end of 2019, this figure amounted to 21 billion rubles, the newspaper writes.

In mid-July it was reported that Russian Post had decided to invest in the development of its own IT infrastructure and new services. Its branch, Postal Technologies, began digital transformation last summer and planned to double the number of IT specialists to 1.2 thousand people by 2021 and increase their salary fund from 1.7 billion to 2.5 billion rubles. The expansion is required in order to launch new projects. The state corporation announced plans to invest in the development of a mobile application and a marketplace, a service for digitizing incoming mail and other digital services. Moreover, the company optimizes internal processes with the help of a network management platform and big data storage.

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