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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 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Couriers & Local Delivery Services market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$96bn
Annual Growth 10-15
2.9%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
707,894
Businesses
174,831
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 & 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 Locations Chapter

The most highly populated states and regions of the United States generate the greatest volumes for the Couriers and Local Delivery Services industry. Accordingly, establishments are heavily concentrated in these areas. For instance, the West has 17.8% of industry establishments and 17.1% of the US population. The states with the largest number of establishments include California, Texas, New York and Florida. After the recession, difficult economic conditions and falling demand negatively impacted all states, and establishment numbers contracted across the US as firms left the industry.

The Southeast, which accounts for the highest number of establishments, is also home to the two largest industry players: UPS and FedEx... 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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