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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 | Sep 2016

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
$82bn
Annual Growth 11-16
1.3%
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Profit
Profit
Employment
720,779
Businesses
185,968
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Developments in the e-commerce and online retailing space have driven growth in this industry
  • The increasing popularity of e-commerce has had a two-fold effect on this industry
  • External competition will be the main factor negatively affecting industry performance
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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. 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 Locations Chapter

The most highly populated states and regions of the United States generate the greatest volumes for the Couriers and Local Delivery Services industry. Accordingly, establishments are heavily concentrated in these areas. For instance, the West has 16.7% of industry establishments and 17.2% of the US population. The states with the largest number of establishments include California, Texas, New York and Florida. After the recession, difficult economic conditions and falling demand negatively impacted all states, and establishment numbers contracted across the United States as operators left the industry.

The Southeast, which accounts for the highest number of establishments (28.5%), is also home to the two largest industry players: UPS and FedEx. Oth.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Couriers & Local Delivery Services Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Couriers & Local Delivery Services Industry are

  • Effective quality control
  • Differentiating services from competitors
  • Ability to pass on cost increases to clients
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Corporate profit and commerce sales in the Couriers & Local Delivery Services industry impact industry performance... 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
    Air Transit ServicesGround deliveriesOther services including Messengers 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


    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Corporate profit
  • commerce sales
  • Consumer spending
  • Number of businesses
  • Current Performance
  • Business customers drive demand
  • Competition persists
  • Growing e-commerce
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Competition and environmental regulation
  • E-Commerce will become the most important market
  • Industry profit
  • Table: Couriers & Local Delivery Services Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Couriers & Local Delivery Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Retail Trade
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aircraft Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul
  • Bicycle Dealership and Repair
  • Boat Dealership and Repair
  • Fuel Dealers
  • Motorcycle Dealership and Repair
  • Oil Change Services
  • Products & Services
  • Ground deliveries
  • Air Transit Services
  • Other services including Messengers and local deliveries
  • Chart: Couriers & Local Delivery Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Business to Consumers including Households
  • Business to Business
  • All Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Couriers & Local Delivery Services Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Couriers & Local Delivery Services
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Couriers & Local Delivery Services Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    United Parcel Service Inc.
    FedEx Corporation
  • Table: United Parcel Service Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: FedEx Corporation - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Couriers & Local Delivery Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Couriers & Local Delivery Services Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Oil and natural gas price index (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Courier Service
  • Fast, door-to-door, local or international pickup and delivery service of letters and goods that uses a network of transportation systems, including air and ground transportation.
  • Express Delivery
  • A courier service that guarantees quick delivery, mainly next-business-day or two-day service.
  • Local Messengers
  • Companies that deliver small items within a single metropolitan area.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Couriers & Local Delivery Services market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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