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 been influential on industry performance.
Over the past decade, the industry's performance has strengthened, but increased in volatility, as spending in the Mining division has grown. The industry has captured revenue from providing door-to-mine site deliveries of essential items demanded at short notice in remote locations. In the past two years, operating budgets have been under pressure in the Mining division due to falling commodity prices... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
With door-to-door delivery and collection a cornerstone of industry activity, the industry has high labour requirements. Packages carried by couriers are generally light in weight and small in dimension, as opposed to other areas of the transport and storage sector, where bulk goods are carried. This means that less volume can be delivered per employee. The industry's capital requirements are reduced through subcontracting and rental of vehicles and warehouse space. In 2014-15, an estimated $38.94 is spent on wages for every dollar spent on capital. .. purchase to read more