Courier, Express, and Parcel Services: Australia Market Intelligence

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Report Coverage

  • Cost Drivers
  • Pricing Model
  • Domestic Mail and Parcel Rate Benchmark: Australia
  • International Mail and Parcel Rate Benchmark: Australia

Table of contents

  1. Courier, Express, and Parcel Services: Australia Executive Summary
  2. Supply demand Market Outlook
  3. Category Opportunities & Risks
  4. Impact of COVID-19 on CEP
  1. Courier, Express, and Parcel Services: Australia Market Analysis
  2. CEP and Mail Market Overview
  3. Australian Postal/Mail Price Index
  4. Cost drivers
  1. Courier, Express, and Parcel Services: Australia Market Monitoring Insights
  2. Cost Structure Analysis
  3. Commodity Price Forecast
  4. Cost Analysis and Expected Savings
  5. Cost Drivers and Cost Structure
  6. Domestic Mail and Parcel Rate Benchmark
  1. Courier, Express, and Parcel Services: Australia Supplier Analysis
  2. Supplier List
  3. Supplier Profiles

 

  1. Courier, Express, and Parcel Services: Australia Purchasing Process: RFP/RFI Questionnaire
  2. CEP – Sample RFP Questions

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Regional Market Outlook on Courier, Express, and Parcel Services: Australia

The Australia’s CEP market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.46 percent over the forecast period, 2019–2024. The Australia’s parcel market is expected to grow to more than 1 billion parcels a year by 2021.

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Market Overview

  • The Australia’s CEP market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.46 percent over the forecast period, 2020 – 2021.
  • Australian CEP market is affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and the nation is under complete lockdown.
  • It is expected that post COVID the demand for the CEP market in Australia to see high growth after the lockdown release.
  • Australia CEP market is dominated by top 3 carriers which deliver more than 45 percent of the parcel shipments.
  • The industry has been adapting to a long-term decline in mail volumes over the past five years.
  • In addition to standard letters, large letters up to 125 grams are up from $2 to $2.20, and letters between 125 to 250 grams are up from $3 to $3.30.
  • One Supplier dominates the mail industry as a monopoly supplier

Cost Drivers

  • Australia diesel price saw a drop for Q3 2020. This was mainly due to drop in crude oil prices influenced by a decrease in supply. However, the diesel prices are expected to increase for 2021, with the rebound in the global crude oil price. Labor wages are projected to increase by 2–3 percent for 2021 with an increasing demand for skilled workforce

Market Trends  

  • The global shipping volume remains on track to surpass 100 billion parcels in 2020
  • Australians receive an average of 34 parcels each year, driven by fast growth in e-commerce sales
  • Due to COVID-19 impact, the Australian market saw a large spike in the short-term overflow space and fulfilment centers, mostly from consumer goods retailer and logistics provider

Supplier Market Landscape

  • Australian Mail market is dominated by the National Postal Operator – Australia Post.
  • CEP market is dominated by global players and there is rise in consolidation of market with players being acquired.
  • Ex: Toll Group (acquired by Japan Post) and TNT (acquired by FedEx)

Service Differentiation

  • The ecommerce revolution in Australia has contributed significantly to the strength of the parcel shipping market.
  • The parcel delivery market is seeing an exponential growth backed by ease of shipping, delivery and tracking parcels domestic and internationally.
  • Factors such as simplified and reliable service, accelerated delivery times, and transparent and accurate tracking will be the key to success for suppliers. Hence, players are finding ways to improve their delivery service, improve technology such as online tracking  and aim for faster delivery of parcels.

Australian Mail Services Market Overview

  • The Australian mail service market is highly regulated with the power residing with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
  • Section 29 of Australian Postal Regulation 1998 provides an exclusive right to Australia Post to carry out postal services
  • Non-legislative barriers to entry such as product differentiation and high sunk cost reduce the entry of potential competition in the market
  • Reforms were passed in 2015 to introduce a two-speed letter service system, with a price increase in regular letters and introducing a priority service at a higher cost
  • The cost of letter services has seen an increase of 7.76 per cent (2008-2018) to AUD 1 from AUD 55 cents in 2008
  • Revenue with respect to mailing sector has declined due to switch to digital communication and high fixed cost of delivering mail. These are the major drivers influencing the price increase
  • The Australian mail service market is facing a reduction in volume size due to digitalized communication. Prices of post have seen an increase due to high fixed cost of delivery and the lack of competition. 
  • Due to the monopolistic nature of Australia Post, the community service and 4000 + postal point requirements have seen the postal price gone up
  • Rise of digital transactions and communications have reduced the postal volume
  • E- Substitutions such as Digital letters, SMS updates and internet are the drivers of digitization

Why You Should Buy This Report

  • Information on the Australian mail service market overview, trends, cost drivers, etc.
  • Supplier analysis of the Australian mail services industry
  • Australia mail pricing models and rates


 

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