Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services industry provides door-to-door delivery services connecting businesses to their clients, and consumers to one another. While the industry is exposed to demand from all sectors of the economy, over the past five years, activity in two segments – retail and mining – has significantly influenced industry performance. Growth in the Mining division strengthened the industry over the past decade, but recent declines in mining capital expenditure have reduced demand from this part of the economy. Additionally, the complete acquisition of StarTrack Express by Australia Post has moved StarTrack's operations into the Postal Services industry. These trends are expected to contribute to a forecast fall in industry revenue by 3.7%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The industry's key service is door-to-door delivery of parcels and express letters within Australia. The actions required to provide this service can be further broken down into point-to-point delivery, intra-depot services and depot-to-point delivery.
Point-to-point delivery services typically occur within a city or a limited geographical area. They involve the collection and delivery of items from the sender straight to the recipient, with minimal handling in between. The simplicity of this service masks its labour intensiveness, as it is an area of industry activity with less scope for efficiency gains beyond route planning and the now-common use of barcodes... purchase to read more