The Department of Posts in Uttar Pradesh (UP) is launching an e-commerce portal where they’re make available Taj Mahal replicas, leather goods, furniture, carpets and other goods from the state. Goods can be ordered online, by money order or directly from post offices. More at the Times of India.
The post office is open to tie-ups with private vendors. They’ve also tied up with Varanasi’s Kashi Vishwanath temple to allow devotees to order vibhuti packages for Rs. 60. The website is still under development, and the service is expected to be operational in two months. From a design perspective, I just hope it’s not like most other government websites we’ve seen, but I won’t be surprised if it is.