Overview

Poor delivery: Revenue has shrunk despite online shopping boom aiding courier demand

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.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Online retailers have required the industry's services to deliver goods to customers
  • The industry has expanded the reach of its services over the past five years
  • Ecommerce, particularly through custom transport for online retailers, will drive growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    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. All sectors of the economy demand services from the industry. However, over the past five years, the performance of the retail and mining segments of the economy has significantly influenced the industry. While Mining division growth had strengthened the industry over the past decade, declines in mining capital expenditure since 2013-14 have reduced demand from this segment. Additionally, Australia Post's complete acquisition of StarTrack Express has moved StarTrack's operations into the Postal Services industry...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Over the 10 years through 2021-22, the industry's contribution to the economy (industry value added) is expected to fall by an annualised 2.0%, a weak performance when compared with annualised GDP growth of 2.6%. This indicates that the industry is growing at a slower pace than the overall economy. Competition among players has hindered revenue growth, as smaller operators fight for business by offering low prices.

    Falling demand has affected the industry's performance over the past five years. A drop-off in mining capital expenditure has reduced revenue for couriers as the volume of deliveries necessary to support strong activity in the mines has fallen substantially. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services Industry are

  • Effective cost controls
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Ability to alter services in favour of market conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Household consumption expenditure and Number of businesses in the Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    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 delivery
    Depot-to-point delivery
    Set-run services
    Intra-depot services
    Industry Activities
    Customised express pick-up and delivery services
    Grocery delivery service
    Home delivery service
    Messenger service
    Other pick-up and delivery services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Household consumption expenditure
  • Number of businesses
  • Demand from online shopping
  • Actual capital expenditure on mining
  • Demand from postal services

  • Current Performance
  • Retail demand builds
  • Mining spending drops
  • Competition increases
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Internal innovation
  • External change
  • Table: Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Online Shopping
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling
  • Computer System Design Services
  • Fuel Retailing
  • Motor Vehicle New Parts Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Depot-to-point delivery
  • Point-to-point delivery
  • Intra-depot services
  • Set-run services
  • Chart: Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wholesalers and manufacturers
  • Professional, scientific and technical services industries
  • Retailers
  • Mining-related markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Toll Holdings LimitedDHL Express (Australia) Pty Limited
  • Table: Toll Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: DHL Express (Australia) Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Express Delivery
  • Delivers within 24 hours.
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • Additional fee to cover the high cost of fuel.
  • Postal Service
  • Delivery services provided by the monopoly postage service provider Australia Post.
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