Leading ride-sharing app Pathao has begun the “Pathao Parcel” service on August 09 as it marks 4 years of its popular Car Lite service. The company’s spokesman Shashank Thapa said the service will help customers deliver or receive goods within Kathmandu.
Pathao Parcel service is available from its mobile app. The company launched its shipping service with the slogan “Birsinu Ta Swabhahik Ho! Pathao Parcel Chhadai Chha Ni” (Forgetting is natural, but there’s Pathao Parcel).
the company has shared that it will mobilize Pathao Riders for its parcel services. Thapa said that its parcel service will be fast and secure just like its ride-hailing service.
As per the company, the sender and receiver will pay a small amount to avail of the Pathao Parcel service. In case of any damage to the goods during shipping, the company will compensate with Rs 2,000.
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Pathao Parcel to be available 24×7
Pathao Parcel service runs 24 hours. Goods up to 2 kilograms can be shipped with this service. The service was in trial for some time before becoming commercially available.
In the meantime, the Pathao Car Lite (taxi) service has reached 4 years. Pathao originally began with ride-sharing on motorbikes in September 2018 and started a taxi ride-sharing service on August 09, 2019.
Thapa added that affordability, digital payment, live tracking, and insurance of up to 10 lakhs have made the Car Lite service growingly popular. Currently, over 8 thousand taxis are connected with the Pathao ride-sharing service.