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

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

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

IBISWorld’s Couriers & Local Delivery Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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 and Local Delivery Services industry maintained profitability throughout the five years to 2014. Since UPS and FedEx, two major players, dominate the industry, margins declined but were not severely impacted. 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. Additionally, the rise of ecommerce and decline of the brick and mortar store 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 (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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