Advertisement in Postal Buildings:
Posters brouchers, translites , display units etc. can be displayed inside a postal building. The materials has to be provided and fixed by the advertiser.
The rate for displaying advertisement: -
Per Month per Sq.feet
(Rate in Rs.)
* Plus services tax and education cess as applicable
e-POST: Bridging the Digital Divide
In the recent past, Internet and e-mail have revolutionized the world of communications. At the same time, accessibility to email continuous to be a major problem for many people, especially in the rural areas. In its endeavor to make the benefits of e-mail available to everyone and to bridge the digital divide, Department of Posts has introduced ePOSTservice.
Through ePOST, customers can send their messages to any address in India with a combination of electronic transmission and physical delivery through a network of more than 1,55,000 Post Offices. ePOST sends messages as a soft copy through internet and at the destination it will be delivered to the addressee in the form of hard copy. ePOST costs just Rs. 10 per page of A4 size.
ST can also be availed by the corporate customers, by having a business agreement with India Post. Corporate customers will get special ePOSTrates and other value additions
e-POST : Providing value for money
Rate per page of A4
( >50 at a time)
3) Direct Post
1. What is Direct Post?
With the increasing commercial activity in India, the need for Direct Advertising of their products and services by the business organizations is growing. Direct Mail, which can be defined as 'printed matter usually carrying a sales message or announcement designed to elicit a response from a carefully selected consumer or business market' is the most potent medium for Direct Advertising. In the advanced countries, Direct Mail now constitutes a pre dominant portion of mail traffic handled by Postal administrations. Direct mail can be both addressed as well as un-addressed. Direct Post is the un-addressed component of Direct Mail, and would comprise of un-addressed postal articles like letters, cards, brochures, questionnaires, pamphlets, samples, promotional items like CDs/floppies and Cassettes etc., coupons, posters, mailers or any other form of printed communication that is not prohibited by the Indian Post Office Act 1898 or Indian Post Office Rules 1933
2. What is the price per article for direct Post?
The price for the Direct Post articles is as follows:
Per Article for 1st 20 gms
Per article (for every additional 20 gms or part thereof)
Price of 1 Direct Post article
For both local andinter-city articles
Where Direct Post articles are tendered in quantities of over 50,000, a discount to the sender, or commission to the concerned advertising agency, of 5% would be admissible
3. Are there any other conditions for availing Direct Post?
Only un-addressed postal articles like letters, cards, brochures, questionnaires, pamphlets, samples, promotional items like CDs/floppies and Cassettes etc., coupons, posters, mailers or any other form of printed communication that is not prohibited by the Indian Post Office Act 1898 or Indian Post Office Rules 1933.
A minimum quantity of 1000 pieces can be accepted under the 'Direct Post'.
Articles to be accepted have to be such that they do not exceed the length and width of an A3 size paper.
Articles posted as 'Direct Post' will bear no address or name on the communication. These will be accepted in bulk in designated offices and will not be posted in a letter box.
In case of articles meant for delivery in other towns, Direct Post articles would be accepted in PIN Code wise bundles.
4. Since when has Direct Post been introduced?
The Direct Post has been introduced by Department of Posts vide its OM no. 39-01/2001-BDD dated 2nd June 2005
5. Can the Direct Post articles be sent out of India
No. The Direct post articles can be sent only within India
6. Whom to contact for availing of Direct Post
Direct Post articles will be accepted in designated postal offices for acceptance of Direct Post. Postal Circles will identify these offices, and designate them as 'Direct Post Centres'. These offices could be a Direct mail Centre, Mass mailing Centre, Business Post Centre, GPO/HPO, or any other suitable office. These offices may be designated 'Direct Post Centres' (DPCs) for the purpose of Direct Post. Usually, only one DPC would be identified in a city.
Prospective users of Direct Post can contact Chief Postmaster Generals of their States for any inquiry in the matter. Alternatively, they can contact Toll Free Number 1800-11-8282 for any assistance that they may require.
6. Who can avail of Direct Post
Any person or organisation can avail of Direct Post. However, some of the organizations and the beneficial uses of direct Post by them, have been tabulated below:
Likely Users of Direct Post
Direct Post User Group
Target audience of Direct Post User Group
Purpose of using Direct Post
Office Equipment suppliers
Selected Institutional buyers
Financial, Banks, credit cards, insurance
Selected audiences tailored to each sector's requirements
Local mass coverage
Local – Mass Services
Consumer Goods companies
Mass markets – Regional/National
Government Departments – e.g. Health, Social Welfare, Environment, Revenue and taxation Departments etc. Municipalities
Public Utility Departments, e.g. Electricity, water utilities
Users of the utilities
NGOs – specially in the areas of community health, social awareness etc.
Information, mass contact, campaigning
7. Any other relevant facts about Direct Post
· The senders of Direct Post can specify the numbers and areas, in which the sender wishes the Direct Post articles to be distributed. However, no commitment would be given for delivery of the article to any particular address or a person.
· The sender would be informed that the articles handed over by him had been delivered according to his instructions.
· In case the sender desires the articles to be printed, or requires any other pre-mailing activity, this could also be provided on payment under the business post, separately. Though these activities can be combined with Direct Post, they do not form part of the product 'Direct Post'