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 - Starting a New Business Chapter
The industry is characterised by low barriers to entry. In theory, anyone with a vehicle and communication equipment such as a mobile phone can operate a business. Major players subcontract work to such operators. Extremely small operators suffer from a lack of bargaining power and are usually price-takers.
The highly competitive nature of the business is a barrier to entry for profitable operations. The critical mass in this industry is about five to 10 vehicles. For participants to expand beyond this point, a significant investment in technology and radio equipment is necessary. Considerable investment in technology is needed to automate systems and provide clients with up to date information about their consignments... purchase to read more