DUBLIN, November 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Express and Small Parcels 2016" report to their offering.
Global Express and Small Parcels 2016, includes the latest research on the changing parcel sector. It examines the composition of the sector over time, highlighting the recent strategic decisions that have been made to accommodate changing customer expectations, as well as analysing the sustainability of these choices. e-commerce continues to dominate the strategic thinking of the main express companies and Post Offices globally. The rapid growth in e-commerce sales is not only impacting parcel companies' strategies but also their operations. The main express players are all well established and have spent many years developing comprehensive and wide reaching collection and delivery networks. However, more recently, convenience of delivery - not necessarily to a residential address - is proving more popular amongst consumers and is driving the development of alternative collection. Key Findings: Market structure: The research sees a move away from the terms B2B and B2C to Industrial' and e-commerce'. There has been a level of polarisation, with some companies operating only in the industrial' segment and some only in the lower value e-commerce' segment. Amazon's fulfilment strategy varies by geography and in areas with higher delivery densities, Amazon also undertakes last-mile deliveries. This is extremely dangerous for the traditional parcel companies, as they are in danger of being left with only those parcels that are less economically viable to deliver Industry innovations: Opportunities within the express market upon which innovative companies could capitalise on include: consolidation, mobile depots and crowdsourced delivery, as well as autonomous vehicles and in-boot deliveries.