Guidelines for implementation of BNPL Parcel Software at exclusive Parcel Booking Centres (other than post offices)
The following is the procedure for complete implementation of BNPL Parcel software in the new Parcel Booking Centres. The procedure for implementation of BNPL Software in Post Offices (which are authorised to book Bulk Parcels) is given separately in Page-3 of this document.
a) Bulk booking of Parcels (Bulk Express Parcels and Business Parcels) can only be done by Post offices/newly opened Parcel Booking Centres. Bulk parcel booking cannot be done by other kinds of offices.
b) If an administrative decision is taken to book parcels in the premises of an existing RMS Offices/BPCs/MBCs etc., a new office has to be created by CEPT with office type as PBC (Parcel Booking Centre). Even though the PBC functions in the same premises, it is treated as a separate office as far as software is concerned. For adding the new PBC Office by CEPT, the following information is to be sent by the Divisional Head concerned by email:
i) Name of the Office:
iii) Division under which the PBC functions
c) Based on the above information, a new office with office type as PBC will be created by CEPT and informed back to the Divisional Head concerned. An unique Office Code will be allotted by the Server for each such office added. The Office code for all PBCs start with letter “B”.
d) Once the office is added by CEPT, the new office is available as a Booking Office for Customer Registration. While registering the customer in ParcelNet website, the Divisional Administrator has to select the correct booking office i.e., the newly added PBC. If any customer registration has already been done by selecting the wrong booking Office, please register the customer again with correct office of booking (after addition of the office by CEPT) and use the new Customer ID generated by the Server for booking.
e) The new PBC is a separate office/entity as far as the software is concerned and the following software have to be installed in the new PBC and upgraded to Update-9 to Meghdoot 7.0 (i.e., ParcelNetUpdate dated 29.11.2013)
i) Point of Sale (for use of Despatch)
ii) RNet Communication
iii) BNPL Parcel
f) While configuring the Office Type in Point of Sale, the Office type should be selected as “PBC”. Please ensure that the office type is selected as “PBC” in Point of Sale, as the RNet Communication software communicates with the Server based on the Office Type selected in Point of Sale.
g) After configuring the Office Type as PBC in Point of Sale, latest office master data has to be requested through RNet Communication and updated. Along with office master data, data pertaining to the customers authorized to book parcels from that PBC also gets updated.
h) While doing office configuration in BNPL Parcel application, please select the booking office correctly (as received from Server). If a wrong office name is selected before creation of the office in Central Server, please use the Modify Office option in BNPL Parcel and select the correct one after requesting the latest office master data.
Therefore, broadly the following are the sequential steps to be followed before starting the operations in Parcel Booking Centres:
Guidelines for implementation of BNPL Software in existing Post Offices
The Post Offices which are authorised to book Bulk Parcels need to follow the below procedure for implementing BNPL Parcel Software
a) Upgradation of the Software to Update-9 to Meghdoot 7.0 (ParcelNet update dated 29.11.2013 and Solutions released there after)
b) Customer Registration by Divisional Administrator in ParcelNet website
c) Office Type configuration in Point of Sale needs no change. It remains as Post office.
d) Requesting for latest Office master data through RNet Communication and updation through Despatch module. Along with office master data, data pertaining to the customers authorized to book parcels from that Post office also gets updated.
h) Selecting the correct office name while configuring BNPL Parcel application.
Broadly the following are the sequential steps to be followed before starting the operations in Post Offices: