Touching hearts of people: Jakarta Philately Office survives against all odds

Touching hearts of people: Jakarta Philately Office survives against all odds

The Jakarta Post-News·2019-09-26 16:33

Innovations have been the backbone of the Jakarta Philately Office to survive amid a declining interest in philately in this age of advanced internet technology. The office, a part of state-owned postal company PT Pos Indonesia on Jl. Pos in Central Jakarta, still manages to keep its business afloat by spawning innovations, from producing customized stamps to issuing stamps of popular movies. The head of the Jakarta Philately Office, Sonang Sarah Purba, said the office still exceeded its annual revenue target even though the use of postal stamps had been declining as email and text messages replaced traditional letter-writing. “We create innovations to make people stay interested in buying and collecting postage stamps. One of our innovations is providing custom stamps called PRISMA, where customers could order stamps with any picture of their choice,” Sonang told&nb...

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