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

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Couriers & Local Delivery Services Market Research Report | NAICS 49222 | Mar 2014

Bulk shipment: Increasing technology and growing competition will temper revenue growth

The Couriers & Local Delivery 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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Despite poor economic conditions and falling demand, the Couriers & Local Delivery Services industry maintained profitability throughout the recession. Since UPS and FedEx, two major players, dominate the industry, margins declined but were not severely impacted. Additionally, in the five years to 2019, the industry is expected to continue its solid growth, with steady increases in consumer spending and the number of businesses, all of which will contribute to moderate revenue growth... purchase to read more

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Overall, the US Couriers and Local Delivery Services industry has a moderate level of concentration, as the top four companies in the industry account for an estimated 66.5% of industry revenue. The top two major players account for 63.0% of total industry revenue. While the industry as a whole has a moderate level of concentration, there is a clear distinction of services between the two segments included in the Couriers and Local Delivery Services industry.

The couriers segment, which accounts for the majority of industry revenue, is highly concentrated. However, the industry is also composed of local messengers and delivery services, which is a highly fragmented segment... purchase to read more


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What is the Couriers & Local Delivery Services Industry?

This report combines two separate industries, namely Couriers (NAICS 49211) and Local Messengers and Delivery Services (NAICS 49221). 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 serviceServing as bicycle couriersProviding grocery delivery services (i.e. independent service from grocery store)Providing restaurant meals delivery services (i.e. independent delivery services)Providing alcoholic beverage delivery services

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