Muscat: Oman Post has launched ePost for the residents of Oman. "ePost is a free ID offered to anyone who registers at Oman Post. Using the ID people will be able to send and receive digital mail. With the launch of this new initiative, we are going to completely revolutionise the postal service," Saif Bin Amor Al Shaqsi, Chairman of Oman Post said.
Developed by Oman Post in collaboration with Vantage Post technologies BV of the Netherlands - a global leader in digital document portals - ePost will offer every Omani national, expatriate resident and companies in Oman their own digital ID and virtual post box.
"ePost offers a high degree of security. The features offered are quite extensive and these will continue to grow as the system develops further," he added.
ePost also aims to become a means of communicating between individuals and government departments so that applications and other processes are simplified. Another feature that will be offered is the virtual box. This solves the problem of the lack of individual post boxes.
A paid subscription service which will come at a nominal annual fee, the virtual box feature will allow individuals to receive real printed mail with notifications through their ePost ID.
ePost will also offer eStamps so that subscribers can print out their mail whether an ordinary letter, a postcard or a greeting card and affix an eStamp before dropping it into the nearest post box for delivery to any destination in the world.
ePost will have a registration and information desk set up at Comex 2012. People can register for the ePost service. Registration process has begun and the ePost service from the portal www.epost.om will start by end of June and the services such as FollowMe, Virtual, Doc Authentication, Track and Trace and eStamp will be rolled out over the next 12 months.