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

Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 2.8%

The Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services industry transports items weighing less than 30 kilograms from one destination to another, connecting businesses to their clients and consumers to each other. The industry has undergone structural changes over the past five years due to changing conditions in downstream markets. In particular, falling demand from the mining sector has limited industry revenue growth over the past five years. Overall, industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 2.8% over the five years through 2018-19, to $4.8 billion. The industry has benefited from a boom in online shopping over the past five years. Retailers, especially online-only stores, have required the industry's services to deliver goods to customers in a t...
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Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services industry is anticipated to expand over the next five years. Demand for parcel delivery services is projected to grow over the period as online shopping becomes increasingly popular with consumers. Ecommerce, particularly through custom transport services for online retailers, is forecast to drive most of the industry's growth over the next five years. Industry revenue is projected to rise at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. However, the industry is anticipated to continue facing fierce competition from the Postal Services industry, particularly in the parcel delivery segment, over the next five years. Internal innovation The industry is forecast to become more competit...
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Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $5bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 32,703
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 40,242

Biggest companies in the Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services in Australia industry include Toll Holdings Limited and DHL Express (Australia) Pty Limited.

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What is Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services industry?

Industry Definition

Industry businesses engage in the 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, for both international and domestic deliveries.

Industry Products and Services

  • Point-to-point delivery
  • Depot-to-point delivery
  • Set-run services
  • Intra-depot services
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Customised express pick-up and delivery services
  • Grocery delivery service
  • Home delivery service
  • Messenger service
  • Other pick-up and delivery services

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry businesses engage in the 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, for both international and domestic deliveries.

Main Activities

  • Customised express pick-up and delivery services
  • Grocery delivery service
  • Home delivery service
  • Messenger service
  • Other pick-up and delivery services

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Households both use industry services and are a final market for many of the goods the industry transports from retailers. Consequently, household consump...
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Household consumption expenditure
Number of businesses
Demand from online shopping
Actual capital expenditure on mining

Current Performance

Mining spending declines
Competition increases
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

External change
Large versus small players
 Table: Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Online Shopping in Australia
Consumers in Australia





Key Selling Industries

Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling in Australia
Motor Vehicle New Parts Wholesaling in Australia
Fuel Retailing in Australia
Computer System Design Services in Australia



Products & Services

The Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services industry's key service is door-to-door delivery of parcels and express letters in Australia. This service can be...
Wholesalers and manufacturers
Professional, scientific and technical services industries
Mining-related markets



Demand Determinants

The industry provides services to a range of businesses and industries across the economy, including those in the manufacturing, mining, finance, insuranc...
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Major Markets

Wholesalers and manufacturers
Professional, scientific and technical services industries
Mining-related markets




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services industry is characterised by a low level of market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Toll Holdings Limited is an integrated logistics services provider that offers road, air, rail, and sea freight services in Australia and internationally....
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Toll Holdings

 Table: Toll Holdings - financial performance

DHL Express

 Table: DHL Express - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services industry exhibits high capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages in 2018-19, industry operators will in...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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