Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC I5102 | Oct 2014

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IBISWorld’s Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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

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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

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


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What is the Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services Industry?

Businesses in the industry engage in door-to-door pick-up (i.e. from residences or places of business), transport and delivery of letters, documents, parcels and other items weighing less than 30 kilograms. Industry services are provided within Australia, with the destination or origin of goods both international and domestic.

Industry Products
Point-to-point deliveryDepot-to-point deliverySet-run servicesIntra-depot services
Industry Activities
Customised express pick-up and delivery servicesGrocery delivery serviceHome delivery serviceMessenger serviceOther pick-up and delivery services

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