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Courier and Delivery Services

SIC 4215 | NAICS 492110


The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.



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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts


Courier & Local Delivery Services  (view report)
Business Service Centers / Shipping & Mailing Services  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast


Networx Communication Corporation
Courier Magazine
http://www.couriermagazine.com/

Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for courier business owners, with special features including the annual "Business Resource Guide" which includes chapters covering topics such as business basics, licensing and certification, equipment leasing, insurance, marketing and social media, accounting systems, tracking technology, and employee screening and drug testing.



Express Delivery Service
http://www.firstresearch.com

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast


CLDA
CLDA Magazine
http://www.clda.org/

Quarterly trade publication features news and information for owners and managers of customized logistics and delivery companies, with topics addressed in each issue including industry news and trends, business success strategies, technology solutions, government affairs, trade conferences and events, and state association updates. Digital editions of this publication are available online.


EDLA
Express E-Newsletter
http://expressassociation.org/

Quarterly electronic newsletter feature news and information for owners and managers of express delivery and logistics companies, with topics addressed in each issue of this publication including current issues and developments, international matters, government affairs updates, and member news. E-newsletter is available to EDLA members only; contact association for more information.


Technavio
Information resources available from this organization include:

Same-Day Delivery Market
https://www.technavio.com/
Market research report analyzes the U.S. market for this service sector, with topics addressed in the study including market size and forecast by type of service (e.g., regular, rush, or priority) and commercial transaction (e.g., B2B, B2C, or C2C), growth drivers and challenges, market trends, competitive environment, and key service providers (e.g.,  A-1 Express, FedEx, UPS, and DHL).

Courier and Local Delivery Market
https://www.technavio.com/
Market research report provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. market for this service sector, with topics covered in the report including market size and forecast by parcel type and delivery type, growth drivers and challenges, market trends, and competitive landscape, and major vendors profiled including FedEx Corporation, United Parcel Service, Inc., and the U.S. Postal Service.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios



Industry Financial Ratios
Courier and Express Delivery Services
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "492110" and "492210"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios


First Research
Express Delivery Service
http://www.firstresearch.com

Financial information section of this profile includes income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios by company size based on annual revenue for companies in this service sector that pick up and deliver parcels containing documents and goods on a local same-day basis or on an intercity, national, or international basis by means of a larger integrated transportation network.


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Compensation and Salary Surveys


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Information resources available from this organization include:

Couriers and Express Delivery
https://www.bls.gov/oes/
Annual survey provides hourly and annual wage data for persons employed in providing parcel delivery services on an intercity, national, or international basis via an integrated transportation network. Truck, van, and route drivers employed in this sector pick up and deliver parcels containing documents and goods which can be handled by a single person without the need for specialized handling equipment.

Local Messengers and Local Delivery
https://www.bls.gov/oes/
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in providing local messenger and delivery services within a city center or metropolitan area. Couriers and messengers employed in this sector pick up and deliver parcels containing documents and goods on a same-day point-to-point basis using various transportation modes (e.g., motorized vehicle, bicycle, or on foot).


PayScale
Courier or Express Delivery Service
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for selected job positions in this service sector such as operations manager, dispatcher, package handler, courier or messenger, and truck, van, or route driver, with companies for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including FedEx Corporation, FedEx Ground, United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), and DHL Express (USA), Inc.


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Business Valuation Resources


Small Business Valuation Multiples

Courier and Delivery Services
https://valuationresources.com/

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for companies that pick up and deliver parcels containing documents and goods on a local same-day basis or on an intercity, national, or international basis by means of a larger integrated transportation network.








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