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 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. In the past five years, this service has increased as a share of industry revenue... purchase to read more