Business Post

    Business Post provides complete mailing solutions right from mail preparation to mail delivery which is ideal for corporate firms, bulk mailers, small businesses as well as large companies. Business Post integrates the pre-mailing activities with mail handling and delivery operations. This offers India Post customers, the best value and speed for their pre-mailing and mailing needs.

    Business Post handles all mailing needs such as Monthly Bills, Regular mailers, Annual Reports, Dividend Warrants, Share Certificates, etc.

    Customers can choose from a range of cost-effective and professional mailing services, including collection of mail from customer premises, franking, inserting, sealing and addressing etc. to meet their specific business needs. High speed franking machines are used for franking the mails with required postage.

    The rates for each service

    Service Business Post rates effective from 01-04-2015 (In Rs.)
    Un-Registered Registered
    Collection from premises 0.30 0.50
    Franking 0.40 0.50
    Addressing 0.50 0.50
    Sealing 0.20 0.20
    For Inserting (per insertion) 0.20 0.20
    For Folding before insertion 0.10 0.20
    For continuous stationery that requires cutting 0.05 0.05
    For pasting pre gummed computerized address label 0.05 0.05
    Pasting computerized address labels that are not pre-gummed 0.10 0.10
    For insertions that are to be matched with address on the envelope 0.15 0.15
    Special handling for articleweighing up to 100 grams. 0.30 0.70
    Special handling for every additional 100 grams or part 0.20 0.20

    India Post has set up Business Post Centres (BPCs) in major cities specially to handle Business Post Consignments. Business Post services can also be set up in the customer’s premises where the mail volumes are very large.

    Exclusive Business Post Service is available at Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Trichy. In all other places, Business Post Service is available at the main Post Office of the city/town.

    Special Features:-

    Service at the customers' doorstep – The mails can be handed over at any of the Business Post Centres or the customer can contact the nearest centre over phone to get the mails collected at his doorstep

    Customised Solutions – A range of specialized services are available to meet specific requirements of the customers, such as Database integration of the mailing list, etc.

    Safety and Security – Safety and security of the mails are given high priority and utmost care is exercised to ensure prompt delivery to the addressee.

    Absolute Trust – Unlike any 'fly-by-night' mailing house, Business Post promptly delivers each and every letter, thereby ensuring a very high response rate to the customer's communication.

    Bill Mail Services

    Bill Mail Service provides a cost effective solution for mailing of periodic communications in the nature of financial statements, bills, monthly account bills or other items of similar nature which may be posted by service providers to their customers at least once in 90 days under this service.

    The Bill Mail Service does not include communication in the nature of letter mail or having personal communication or exclusive commercial publicity material. Inclusions (those permitted under Direct Post) are permitted at Rs.0.25 per insertion

    The minimum quantity of articles to be posted at a time is 5000. Rate of postage will be ₹ 3.00 for a weight not exceeding 50 grams and Rs.2.00 for additional 50 grams or a fraction thereof. The customer is required to hand over Bill Mail, which is fully sorted pin code wise and bundled delivery post office wise at the identified Post Offices. There is no credit facility.

    National Bill Mail Service allows Bill Mail Service articles meant for one outstation destination to be bundled in one package, which can be sent to destination cities as Speed Post, Regd. Parcel/Business Parcel etc. on payment by the sender. The individual bills in the package are charged only at the Bill Mail Service rates.

    The detailed tariff is furnished below:-

    Product Minimum Quantity Location Periodicity Weight Rate
    BMS 5000 at a time Identified locations Atleast once in 90 days 50 gms
    Addl. 50gms
    NBMS 10000 at a time Throughout India Atleast once in 90 days 50 gms
    Addl. 50gms
    NBMS as a part of BMS 5000 at a time Throughout India Atleast once in 90 days 50 gms
    Addl. 50gms

    *In addition, Speed Post/RP Charges applicable for packages.

    Media Post

    India Post offers an unique media concept to help the Indian corporate and the Government organisations reach potential customers through “MEDIA POST”, which is creative, personalized and cost effective. Take your brand to reach the mass in fast track through Media Post.

    Advertise on the following Postal Stationery:-

    • Postcards
    • Inland letter cards
    • Meghdoot Postcards
    • POSB Passbooks
    • Scrollers /LCD/LED TVs available in Post offices
    • Banners inside Post office premises & Wall painting in compound walls.

    Advertisement rates & specifications :


    Space for advertisement

    Rate per piece

    Minimum order quantity

    Discount structure

    Single colour

    Multi colour


    3 x 2.2 Cms

    10 Paise

    20 Paise

    10 Lakhs


    Inland letter cards

    9 x 2.5 Cms

    15 Paise

    30 Paise

    10 Lakhs


    Meghdoot Postcards

    6.2 x 8.2  Cms


     2 Rupees

    1 Lakh

    (i)5% discount for 5 Lakhs and above
    (ii)10% discount for 10 Lakhs and above

    Advertisement rates for backside of POSB passbooks :

    POSB Pass Books

    Upto 10,000
    ( subject to a minimum of 1000 Nos.)

    From 10001 to 50,000

    From 50,001 to 1,00,000

    From 1,00,001 to 3,00,000

    From 3,00,001 to 5,00,000

    Above 5,00,001

    Single Colour

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    Meghdoot Post Cards

    • Meghdoot Postcards are the fastest selling postal stationery. The present sale price of Meghdoot Postcard is on 25 paise per card, compared to 50 paise for the regular post card.
    • At least 2 contacts per post card are assured. (i.e sender and receiver). In practice, 6 to 7 persons are exposed to a post card.
    • Meghdoot Postcard is extensively used in the economically growing semi urban and rural areas.
    • It is the most appropriate medium for spreading awareness relating to health, social issues, environmental and consumer concerns. Besides Government and Private sector organisations, Banking sectors (eg. DRDA, ONGC, PCRA, Dept of Tourism etc.,) may also find this a potent medium.
    • The consumer product manufactures, who would like to expand in the semi-urban and rural areas can’t find a better avenue than Meghdoot Postcards.

    Technical details :

    • Half of the Postcard on the address side (measures 9 x 6.5 cms) is available for advertisement.
    • Multicolour (4 colours) advertisement can be printed.
    • Minimum quantity order is 1 Lakh Meghdoot Postcards @ Rs.2 per card. Payment has to be made in advance.
    • 5 % discount is admissible for order quantity being more than 5 Lakhs and 10% for order quantity more than 10 lakhs.
    • The time required for putting the cards in the market is about 2 months from the receipt of the artwork.

    Samples of Meghdoot Cards Advertised in Tamilnadu :


    e-Post service was launched during 2004 to the people who do not have internet access. This service facilitates communication between people who do not have computers and internet connectivity at either point, through electronic transmission and manual delivery of mail/message through Postman to the addressee, anywhere in India.

    • ePost Retail customers can either walk in to the ePost centre and hand over typed/handwritten/scanned messages/pictures etc or register themselves in online by accessing to ePost URl The latter will be called as Prepaid users who can recharge their accounts and send the messages through online.
    • To facilitate Corporate customers, ePost service was launched during 2010. Customers will be enrolled on receipt of the application in the prescribed form. After enrolment, they will be provided with user ID and password by which they can log in and send ePost messages from their premises. Credit facility is available for ePost corporate customers by furnishing Bank guarantee or signing of MoU. Advance payment facility is also available
    • Retail ePost costs @ Rs10/- per page of A4 size per message. ePost corporate costs Rs.6/- per page of A4 size per message & Rs. 5/- per page of A4 size messages 50 or more messages are sent.

    Logistics Post

    Logistics post is one of the premium services of Department of Posts . As the demand for Logistics Post is everlasting, Department of Posts is rendering services through Logistics Post since 2004. Tamilnadu Circle is the leading performer of this service.

    Transportation of full truck load (FTL) and part load or less than truck load (LTL) is done through Logistics post .

    Salient features of Logistics Post:

    • Minimum chargeable wt. 50 Kg
    • No minimum load for acceptance
    • Pickup/drop facility for LTL consignments
    • FTL-Meant for bulk loads booked by single consignor
    • LTL -Meant for micro customers who book small goods

    Tariff for LTL Consignments

    Sl No Destination Points Rate per Kg (in Rs.)
    1 Delhi-NSR, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Dehradun, Ludhiana 20
    2 Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh 22
    3 Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand 25
    4 Bhopal, Indore, Raipur 17
    5 Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh 22
    6 Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Ahmedabad, Surat 17
    7 Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa 22
    8 Tamilnadu, Pondicherry 9
    9 Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka 13
    10 Kerala 17
    11 Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Siliguri 26
    12 Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand, West Bengal 29
    13 Guwahati 31
    14 Rest of North East 35

    Terms and Conditions:

    1) Docket charge of Rs.100/- will be levied for each consignee.

    2) Loading charges at Rs.0.50 paisa per kg subject to minimum of Rs.25/-.

    3) Pick-up charges of Rs.1/- per kg subject to Minimum of Rs.250/- per pick-up.

    4) For delivery outer area (other than city limit) the rate per kg is 30% from basic rate.

    5) GST 18% extra.

    Retail Post

    Post offices are being developed as one stop to provide a range of utility services to the customers providing convenience and ability at their door steps.

    Services under Retail Post are:-

    • Collection of TNEB, BSNL and Cell One bills at all the POs in Tamilnadu
    • Collection of fine amount imposed by Greater Chennai Traffic Police under e-challan through 214 identified Post Offices in Chennai City.
    • Collection of examination fees of Tamilnadu Public Service Commission through e-payment POs.
    • Application forms of various recognised Universities like VIT, SRM are sold through identified POs across the Country.
    • Sale of Stationery items, books, periodicals, magazines, philately items through 10 Post Shoppe.
    • Issue of Special entry tickets of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam at 10 identified Post offices.
    • Sale of Sovereign Gold Bond through Post offices as and when RBI issues notification.
    • Renting of space for display of cars/stalls/canopy’s at Post office premises.
    • Sale of UJALA products like LED Bulbs, Led Tube lights, etc., in tie up with Energy Efficient Services Limited through identified POs.
    • Sale of Rakhi envelopes through identified Post Offices during the festival of Rakhi.
    • Sale of TANTEA products through identified Post offices.

    List of Post Shoppe:

    SL NO. Name of Post Shoppe Address
    1 Anna Road HO Anna Salai, Chennai-02
    2 Chennai GPO Beach Rd, Mannady, Fort St George, Chennai-600009
    3 Coimbatore HO Goods Shed Road, Variety Hall Rd, Town Hall, Coimbatore 641001
    4 Dharmapuri HO Nachiappa Street, Vellegoundampalayam Dharmapuri - 636701
    5 Erode HO Periyar Nagar, Erode, Tamilnadu-638001
    6 Karaikal MDG
    7 Kumbakonam HO Head Post Office Rd, Gandhi Adigal Salai, Valayapettai Agraharam, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu 612001
    8 Salem HO Bus Stand, V Market Rd, opposite to Old, I Agraharam, Salem, Tamil Nadu 636001
    9 Thanjavur HO Graham Nagar, Shivaji Nagar, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu 613001
    10 Trichy HO Near Anjaneya Temple, Melapudur, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620001

    Tirumalai Tirupathi Devasthanam Tickets can be booked in the below mentioned Post Offices:

    Sl No. Name of PO Address
    1. Anna Nagar Sub Post Office A E Block, Anna Nagar West, Anna Nagar, Chennai-600040
    2. Kumbakonam Head Post Office Head Post Office Rd, Gandhi Adigal Salai, Valayapettai Agraharam, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu 612001
    3. Madurai Head Post Office Chinnakadai Area, Madurai Main, Poondhotam, Tamil Nadu 625001
    4. Mylapore Head Post Office Kutchery Rd, Girija Garden, Mylapore, Chennai, 600004
    5. Palayankottai Head Post Office English Church Street, Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu 627002
    6. RS Puram Head Post Office T V Samy Road, RS Puram Coimbatore, Coimbatore - 641002
    7. Salem Head Post Office Bus Stand, V Market Rd, opposite to Old Agraharam, Salem, Tamil Nadu 636001
    8. Tambaram Head Post Office Theni Hwy, Near Railway Station, Tambaram West, Tambaram, Chennai 600045
    9. Tiruchirappalli Head Post Office Near Anjaneya Temple, Melapudur, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620001
    10. T.Nagar Head Post Office No 2, Sivagnanam Road, Pondy Bazaar, T Nagar, Chennai, 600017

    Sale of Gangajal

    Distribution of Gangajal bottles was launched through Post Offices with effect from 10th July 2016. Gangajal sourced from Gangotri, Uttarakahand is being sent in packed bottles for distribution/sale across the PO counters and the cost of a Ganga Jal bottle is Rs.30/-(250 ml).

    Sale of Gangajal bottles (250 ml) is available at 389 identified centres in the circle and the list of 389 identified centres in the circle is annexed with.

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