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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 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.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$96bn
Annual Growth 10-15
2.9%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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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 Analysis Chapter

The Couriers and Local Delivery Services industry is comprised of large couriers and smaller local delivery companies, each with distinct operating conditions. Large couriers use a network of air and surface transportation systems to provide delivery services nationwide, while local messengers only provide delivery services within a single urban area. Both segments provide services for a diversified customer base in an effort to shield demand from a downturn in any one specific market.

Demand for this industry depends largely on consumer spending, corporate profit and e-commerce. Over the past five years, consumer spending has trended upwards due to an increase in per capita disposable income and a decrease in unemployment... 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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