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Jakarta Post

Courier services buzzing from online-shopping frenzy

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, April 23 2012   /  09:21 am

The bustling trade in online businesses is proving to be a boon for courier firms, which experienced rapid growth last year, as they scurry around town delivering goods purchased online to buyers.

“JNE (Jalur Nugraha Ekakurir) experienced 76 percent growth in revenues in our retail section between 2010 and 2011. A factor behind this increase has been the impressive growth in online businesses,” said Visi Firman, corporate communications for the courier company.

Similarly, Tiki, another courier service that has merged with JNE to form PT Tiki Jalur Nugraha Ekakurir, has experienced a 15 percent increase overall, with a strong performance coming from their corporate market.

“The plethora of online businesses has had a positive impact on us because the majority of online sellers choose to utilize courier services over hiring employees to send their goods,” Tiki...