Overview

The Letter & Parcel Delivery Services procurement report contains data and analysis of current and future trends when buying goods and services. IBISWorld’s in-depth procurement research is always presented in a logical and consistent format for easy reference throughout a company. The Letter & Parcel Delivery Services Procurement Research Report contains growth forecasts for a three-year outlook period and supplier profit benchmarks so your company can make the right purchasing decision.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard
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Letter & Parcel Delivery Services - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2017, the price of letter and parcel delivery service prices has been rising at an estimated annualized rate of 2.5%. Prices have been growing despite sharp declines in fuel prices, which have been driven by the expanding domestic production of oil. The resulting decline in supplier purchase costs has placed downward pressure on price; however, demand increases in...

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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...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of letter and parcel delivery services. Suppliers, which are also called carriers or couriers in this report, transport mail and small packages domestically and internationally. 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. shipments weighing more than 150 pounds).

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Regulation
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
  Imports
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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