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Couriers & Local Delivery Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Couriers & Local Delivery Services Market Research Report | NAICS 49222 | Feb 2016

Tight ship: Rising e-commerce and declining brick-and-mortar stores will benefit operators

IBISWorld’s Couriers & Local Delivery Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$86bn
Annual Growth 11-16
2.3%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
720,124
Businesses
171,604
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, many developments in the e-commerce and online retailing space have driven growth in the Couriers and Local Delivery Services industry. In the coming years, the industry is expected to build on momentum from the previous five-year period. Drivers of demand for industry services, such as consumer spending and corporate profit, will help fuel revenue growth going forward. Additionally, the rise of e-commerce and decline of the brick-and-mortar stores will benefit industry operators... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Couriers & Local Delivery Services industry has a moderate to low level of capital intensity. Industry operators spend on average $0.17 in capital investment for every dollar spent on labor. Large aircrafts and trucks are needed to transport packages to their intended destination, while technology is also used to track the packages while in transit. Even with the investment by companies in machinery, manual labor is needed. This labor includes drivers, pilots and delivery personnel who work alongside and operate the machinery. As a result of the amount of manual labor required, wages are expected to account for 28.5% of industry revenue in 2016... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Couriers & Local Delivery Services Industry?

This report combines two separate industries, namely Couriers and Local Messengers and Delivery Services. Couriers are establishments that primarily engage in delivery services between urban centers using a network of air and surface transportation systems. In contrast, local messengers provide delivery services within a single urban area and are excluded from courier networks.

Industry Products
Domestic air transit deliveriesInternational air transit deliveriesGround deliveriesMessengers and local deliveries
 
Industry Activities
Providing air courier servicesProviding general courier services (intercity network)Providing local letter and parcel delivery services (intercity network and non-intercity network services)Providing messenger servicesServing as bicycle couriersProviding grocery delivery services (i.e. independent service from grocery store)Providing restaurant meal delivery services (i.e. independent delivery services)Providing alcoholic beverage delivery services


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