12 Jul 2013 11:19

(Correcting date in intro, shd read as July 4 and not as sent earlier)

PETALING JAYA, July 4 (Bernama) -- Premier postal service provider, Pos Malaysia Bhd, targets to have up to 20 PosLaju Kiosk by year-end at a cost of RM1.2 million.

PosLaju Kiosk is an initiative by Pos Malaysia to expand PosLaju's retail presence by boosting its reach in strategic locations.

It has started operations at three LRT stations namely Kelana Jaya, Bandar Tasik Selatan and Ampang and planned to roll out more kiosks at other LRT stations and shopping malls in the Klang Valley, Johor Bahru and Penang.

Its Covering Group Chief Executive Officer Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh said PosLaju Kiosk aimed to serve customers who were working and did not have time to go to the post office.

"PosLaju has been identified as one of our key growth segment and we are aggressively pursuing the expansion of PosLaju's retail presence in strategic, high-growth and convenient locations to increase its accessibility, not only to individuals, but also small-and-medium enterprises.

"This will enable customers to acquire PosLaju's services beyond the normal working hours and during weekends," he told Bernama after launching PosLaju Kiosk here today.

Customers will have access to selected PosLaju Kiosk services which include domestic next day delivery, international delivery (via expedited mail services), PosLaju prepaid envelopes and boxes, PosLaju Pack, Parcel and PosEkspres.

The kiosk will operate from 8 am - 8 pm, Monday until Saturday and from 10 am - 3 pm on the first Saturday and Sunday of the month.

Currently, Pos Malaysia's network encompasses 64 PosLaju centres, more than 700 post offices, over 300 mini post offices, 156 Post Shoppes and 24 units of Pos-on-Wheels, nationwide.

PosLaju also operates through more than 300 authorised agents.