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 | Mar 2016

Failed to deliver: Increasing competition from Australia Post has hindered industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 each other. The industry is exposed to demand from all sectors of the economy. However, 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 0.7%... purchase to read more

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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, although 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


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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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