Letter & Parcel Delivery Services in the US - Procurement Research Report

Letter & Parcel Delivery Services Procurement in the US

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 internationally. This report includes carriers that operate internationally, nationally, regionally and locally. Key buyers are retail stores and e-commerce stores. Key suppliers are the carrier companies, including the US Postal Service (USPS). 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
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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