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Letter & Parcel Delivery Services Procurement Research Report | Published: Sep 2015

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Letter & Parcel Delivery Services: Procurement Research Report Highlights

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3-year Price Forecast Supply Chain Analysis
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IBISWorld’s Procurement Research Reports cover thousands of indirect purchasing lines. Our data and analysis help you strategically engage and negotiate with suppliers and give you the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives. IBISWorld’s Letter & Parcel Delivery Services procurement research provides price trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions all intended to give your company leverage during the sourcing process.

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Letter & Parcel Delivery Services - Recent Price Trend

In the past three years, letter and parcel delivery service prices have risen at an estimated annualized rate of 3.9%. Price growth has been significant despite stability in carriers' wage costs and sharp declines in fuel prices. Demand increases, in conjunction with high market share concentration, have encouraged price growth. Rate increases from USPS, which controls nearly half of this market,... purchase to read more

Letter & Parcel Delivery Services - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of procuring letter and parcel delivery services is relatively low and includes the time spent identifying and selecting suppliers and arranging deliveries. The labor time required to package and drop off letters or parcels is also included within the total cost of ownership and can be reduced through pickup services. Although some suppliers require letter and parcel drop-off by... purchase to read more


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This report is intended to assist buyers of letter and parcel delivery services. Suppliers, also called carriers or couriers in this report, transport mail and small packages domestically and from the United States to worldwide destinations. This report includes the US Postal Service (USPS) as well as couriers that operate internationally, nationally, regionally and locally. This report excludes general freight and logistics services for bulk items and heavy shipments (i.e. typically more than 150 pounds).

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