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 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.

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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

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The US Couriers and Local Delivery Services industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. The industry's contribution to the economy, as measured by industry value added (IVA), is forecast to grow at an average annual rate of 0.7% over the 10 years through 2020. The US economy as measured by GDP is expected to increase at an average annual rate of 2.5% over the same period. An industry whose IVA trends in line with that of the overall economy is typically classified as an industry in a mature phase.

The industry's primary services, package and document delivery, have stayed the same for most of the industries existence. The industry has become more efficient and added services such as package tracking to its business, but overall the business model has stayed the same... 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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