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Couriers & Local Delivery Services in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Couriers & Local Delivery Services in the US

Although the markets for each segment in the Couriers and Local Delivery Services industry differ, demand for each segment tends to fluctuate in line with consumer spending, corporate profit and the number of businesses, all of which have increased over the five years to 2018. As a result, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to grow in 2018. Over the past five years, many developments in the e-commerce and online retailing space have driven growth in this industry. Additionally, seasonal holiday spending has risen due to improved economic conditions, increasing revenue for this industry. The Courier and Local Delivery Services industry is expected to build on momentum from the past five years moving forward. Factors that historically help boost demand for industry services, such as consumer spending and corporate profit, are expected to rise and help fuel revenue growth over the next five years to 2023.

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.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Corporate profit
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players (Market share)
    • Table United Parcel Service Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance
    • Table FedEx Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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