St. George’s, Grenada, May 17, 2011: A new service has been launched by the Grenada Postal Corporation (GPC), providing for easy and secured internet shopping.
The service, called GPC Global, allows Grenadians the opportunity to shop online using a United States postal box. The item will then be delivered to the buyer in Grenada through the GPC in a cost-effective manner.
“The launch of GPC Global is meant to facilitate this growing trend in the way people do business, and ensure that Grenadians in particular, are provided with a dependable avenue to maximize the huge potential that internet shopping provides,” Public Utilities Minister Joseph Gilbert said at the launch of GPC Global on Monday, May16, 2011.
"GPC Global,’’ he added, “is expected to bridge a critical gap in the digital divide that separates developed countries such as the USA from poor developing countries such as ours.’’
Hon. Gilbert, who is also Minister of Works and Physical Development, believes that GPC Global “will play a crucial role in leveling out the playing field of opportunities among consumers.
So that irrespective of whether the customer is based in the USA or in Grenada, the online opportunities – to a good measure – remain the same.”
The Minister urged Grenadians to take advantage of the new GPC service, describing it as a “noteworthy and innovative initiative.’’
Although the GPC and other Caribbean postal services still face challenges, “it is initiatives like GPC Global that will go a long way in paving the way for improved performance and, ultimately, improved profitability for the local postal corporation,” Minister Gilbert said.