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Order Fulfillment Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Order Fulfillment Services Market Research Report | Advisory & Financial Services | Other Outsourced Functions | Apr 2014

Order up: Increased outsourcing of order fulfillment services will boost industry growth

The Order Fulfillment Services market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Exel Exel market share
Ryder System Inc. Ryder System Inc. market share
There are no major players in this industry There are no major players in this industry market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$9bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.3%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
62,595
Businesses
1,607
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Although companies are increasingly outsourcing order-fulfillment services to industry operators to focus on core business functions, the industry has suffered in the wake of lower trade volumes, slow growth in disposable income and decreased demand from retail trade in the past five years. Declines have been mitigated, however, by rising internet usage and online shopping, which has spurred demand for industry services. The Order Fulfillment Services industry is expected to recover over the five years to 2019 as the US economy strengthens and inventory from American manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers grows.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The industry is generally spread according to the distribution of the US population. Industry operators are also located close to downstream users, such as manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers. Industry activity is concentrated in two of the most populous regions of the United States: the Southeast and West regions. The Southeast, which accounts for an estimated 25.7% of establishments, has the largest share of the US population. According to the latest available US Census data, an estimated 25.4% of Americans live in the Southeast region. Being close to end-users allows for reduced shipping costs.

The West accounts for an estimated 17.6% of establishments and 17.0% of the US population... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Order Fulfillment Services Industry?

This industry provides order- or product-fulfillment services on behalf of the product owner; businesses outsource fulfillment operations to industry operators. Industry services generally include storing goods, receiving orders, packaging and shipping the orders to end consumers, collecting payment for orders and handling returns and exchanges. Industry operators do not manufacture the products for which they provide fulfillment services, although they may perform light assembly tasks.

Industry Products
Storage servicesOrder processing servicesOther services
 
Industry Activities
Storing goodsPacking goodsShipping goodsOperating call centersProcessing returns and exchangesMonitoring inventory


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