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Parcel Shipping and Private Mail Centers

SIC 7389  |  NAICS 561431

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

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Business Service Centers / Shipping & Mailing Services  (view report)
Packing & Shipping Service Franchises  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research reports and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Retail Shipping Associates
Retail Shipping News
https://www.rscentral.org/

Bimonthly magazine provides news and information for retail shipping centers, with topics covered in
each issue including best business practices, new products and services, industry events, regulatory and legislative news, and articles by industry experts on how to grow and maintain revenue, manage risk, and adjust to market changes. Digital editions can be viewed online with free basic membership.


Association of Mail and Business Centers
MBC Today
https://ambc4me.org/

Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for business center owners and managers, with topics covered in various issues including industry news and trends, store operations, marketing strategies, member profiles, business tips and advice, member forum, trade conferences and events, and supplier spotlight and directory. Digital edition of the most recent issue can be viewed free online.


MadMen3, LLC
Publications available from this organization include:

Mailing Systems Technology Magazine
https://mailingsystemstechnology.com/
Bimonthly trade journal features news and information for mail center managers, with topics covered including customer communications, marketing and data analytics, document design and production, document processing, and technology, and special reports including the annual "Wage & Operations Survey" published in the September and November issues. Digital editions can be viewed free online.

Wage & Operations Survey
https://mailingsystemstechnology.com/
Annual reader survey covers various aspects of mail center operations, with topics covered including U.S. Post Office performance, programs, and current events, management issues, manager profiles, supervisor and non-managerial staff levels, training, and education, and average salaries and hourly wages for selected job positions. Survey can be viewed free online in digital editions of the magazine.


Marketdata Enterprises, Inc.
Business Services: Mail Centers & Copy Shops
https://marketdataenterprises.com/

Comprehensive report provides an in-depth analysis of this service sector, with topics covered in the report including nature of the business, types of services provided, major issues and trends affecting the business, market size and forecast, key operating ratios for each business segment, and profiles of major companies and their franchise operations. Detailed table of contents is available free online.


BizMiner
Private Mail Center / Mailing & Shipping Services Market Analysis
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "56143"

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.



Financial Statements and Financial Ratios


BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
Private Mail Centers / Mailing & Shipping Services
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "56143"
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 including:
Sample customizable reports that allow users to compare their company to industry financial ratios on a national and metro area basis are available free online.

IBISWorld
Packing & Shipping Service Franchises
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses
as a percentage of annual revenue for companies that provide parcel packing and shipping, mailbox rental and other mailing services, document photocopying, binding, mounting, laminating, and folding services, and packaging and labeling, mail presorting, address barcoding, and other related services.



Compensation and Salary Surveys


Mailing Systems Technology Magazine
Wage & Operations Survey
https://mailingsystemstechnology.com/

Annual reader survey provides average current and prior year salaries for mail center managers and supervisors and average hourly wages for non-managerial personnel over the last three years by job (e.g., inserter operators, mail handlers, addressing machine operators) or wage category (e.g., entry level staff, highest hourly wage). Survey can be viewed free online in digital editions of the magazine.


PayScale, Inc.
Compensation data available from this organization includes:

Packaging and Shipping Store
https://www.payscale.com/
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as general manager, retail store manager, assistant store manager, customer service representative, retail sales associate, inventory control clerk, and shipping manager, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including The UPS Store, Inc. and PAK Mail Centers of America, Inc.

Private Mail Center
https://www.payscale.com/
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as operations manager, store manager, customer service manager, production supervisor, mailroom clerk, mail handler, mail sorter, production operator, package handler, and transportation supervisor, with employers for which salary or hourly wage rate data is provided including Mail Centers Plus LLC.



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BVMarketData
www.bvresources.com
Private company sales transaction data for over 800 industries.



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