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

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Couriers & Local Delivery Services Market Research Report | NAICS 49222 | Jun 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Couriers & Local Delivery Services market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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

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The Couriers and Local Delivery Services industry is an integral part of the US economy, providing transportation for goods, materials and documents for individuals, businesses, institutions and government agencies. Couriers pick up documents and packages needing to be sent or received quickly and deliver them to their final destinations, usually within a local area. Couriers also assist clients' administrative processes by providing electronic billing, reference billing, tracking and tracing and national and regional invoicing. The major players in this industry maintain an extensive network of services, including on-site package pick-ups, drop-off boxes and staff drop-off centers (e.g. FedEx Office)... 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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