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U.S. courier, express and parcel market - statistics & facts

The Courier, Express and Parcel (CEP) market comprises companies that provide logistics and courier services varying in the delivery of messages, packages, and mail, and are distinguished from ordinary mail services by features such as speed, security, tracking, signature, specialization and individualization of express services, and swift delivery times. In the United States, the CEP market is dominated by United Parcel Service (UPS), FedEx, and United States Postal Service (USPS).

Parcel shipping is booming on account of the e-commerce rise

E-commerce growth and the COVID-19 pandemic are fueling the parcel shipping market, as consumers are ordering more online. This led to a 37 percent growth in volume, with 20 billion parcels being shipped in the United States, and parcel revenue increasing by 29 percent to 171 billion U.S. dollars in 2020.

UPS is leading the U.S. parcel market

Parcel (or package) service providers deliver mail that is too heavy for normal letter post service. United Parcel Service (UPS) is the largest and most commonly used package delivery company in the U.S., according to a Statista survey. In 2020 alone, UPS generated over 84.6 billion in annual revenue.
Express services, available in both domestic and international, offer faster mail delivery services. In the U.S., Priority Mail Express is the accelerated domestic mail delivery service operated by the United States Postal Service (USPS). In 2020, the total mail volume for USPS amounted to over 129 billion and the company had around 496,000 employees. Some private couriers own their own aircraft for long distance deliveries and run their own delivery networks through firms, such as FedEx Express. In 2021, FedEx Express recorded freight revenue amounting to over 8.1 billion U.S. dollars.

Interesting statistics

In the following 3 chapters, you will quickly find the 22 most important statistics relating to "Courier, Express and Parcel (CEP) market in the United States".

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