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Order Fulfillment Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Order Fulfillment Services Market Research Report | Advisory & Financial Services | Other Outsourced Functions | Apr 2014

Order up: Increased outsourcing of order fulfillment services will boost industry growth

IBISWorld’s Order Fulfillment Services market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Exel Exel market share
Ryder System Inc. Ryder System Inc. market share
There are no major players in this industry There are no major players in this industry market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$9bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.3%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
62,595
Businesses
1,607
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Although companies are increasingly outsourcing order-fulfillment services to industry operators to focus on core business functions, the industry has suffered in the wake of lower trade volumes, slow growth in disposable income and decreased demand from retail trade in the past five years. Declines have been mitigated, however, by rising internet usage and online shopping, which has spurred demand for industry services. The Order Fulfillment Services industry is expected to recover over the five years to 2019 as the US economy strengthens and inventory from American manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers grows.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Over the past five years, operators in the Order Fulfillment Services industry have struggled to recover from the recession and its aftermath. Companies in the industry store goods, receive orders, package products, ship orders, collect payments and handle returns and exchanges. During the recession, falling per capita disposable income and spending led to plummeting demand from the retail and manufacturing sectors. However, the subsequent economic recovery and rising retail, manufacturing and trade activity has led to a revival, albeit a lackluster one, in the demand for order-fulfillment services. Moreover, demand for industry services was boosted by increasing supply-chain outsourcing and e-commerce... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Order Fulfillment Services Industry?

This industry provides order- or product-fulfillment services on behalf of the product owner; businesses outsource fulfillment operations to industry operators. Industry services generally include storing goods, receiving orders, packaging and shipping the orders to end consumers, collecting payment for orders and handling returns and exchanges. Industry operators do not manufacture the products for which they provide fulfillment services, although they may perform light assembly tasks.

Industry Products
Storage servicesOrder processing servicesOther services
 
Industry Activities
Storing goodsPacking goodsShipping goodsOperating call centersProcessing returns and exchangesMonitoring inventory


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