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Global Express and Small Parcels 2016-2020: Accenture and AliResearch B2C cross-border e-commerce is expected to increase to US$1 trillion in 2020

/EIN News/ -- Dublin, Feb. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.

There are hundreds (if not thousands) of disruptive start-ups trying to penetrate the e-commerce market, as well as different segments of the last-mile delivery element of the chain. The research analyses the varying successes of some of these.

Market size and forecasts:

Express market growth is primarily being driven by domestic e-commerce and, increasingly, cross border and inter-regional. The research estimates that the total global express and small parcels market grew by 7.7% in 2015, down from 8.2% in 2014.

It is expected that by 2019 Asia Pacific will be the world's largest regional parcel market, representing almost 40% of the global market.

Express provider profiles:

Asian postal providers, such as Australia Post, China Post, Singapore Post, are all among the LSPs profiled in this report that are investing in innovative technologies.
According to a report from Accenture and AliResearch B2C cross-border e-commerce is expected to increase to US$1 trillion in 2020, from US$230bn in 2014. DHL, UPS and FedEx are all investing in the development of their networks to better serve this fast growing segment of the market.

Key Topics Covered:

1.0 Introduction
1.1 Foreword by Joel Ray
1.2 Key findings

2.0 Market structure
2.1 The changing parcel sector
2.2 Recent strategic developments
2.3 Composition of the parcel sector
2.4 Changing definitions in the parcel sector
2.5 Market segmentation - Domestic parcels, B2B vs B2C
2.6 Increasing competition
2.7 B2B - Missed opportunity?
2.8 The changing time definite' market
2.9 Assessment of market segmentation by speed of delivery (domestic)
2.10 Changing customer expectations - Speed vs flexibility
2.11 Retailers' delivery strategies
2.12 Attractiveness of segments
2.13 Recent CAPEX and network developments
2.14 Sustainability of residential e-commerce deliveries
2.15 Dealing with peak fluctuations
2.16 Alternative networks
2.17 City Deliveries
2.18 Returns
2.19 Last mile delivery developments
2.20 Amazon's last mile
2.21 Growth in cross-border B2C volumes
2.22 Growth of Asian players
2.23 Market segmentation - International parcels market: Speed of delivery

3.0 Industry innovations
3.1 Innovations
3.2 New start-ups and competitive pressures
3.3 Sustainability of different models and technologies
3.4 Future opportunities

4.0 Market size and forecasts
4.1 Express market sizing and forecasting methodology
4.2 Global express and small parcels market size and forecast
4.3 Africa express and small parcels market size and forecast
4.4 Asia Pacific express and small parcels market size and forecast
4.5 CIS express and small parcels market size and forecast
4.6 Total Europe express and small parcels market size and forecast
4.7 Middle East express and small parcels market size andforecast
4.8 North America express and small parcels market size andforecast
4.9 South & Central America and the Caribbean express and small parcels market size and forecast

5.0 Express provider profiles
5.1 Aramex
5.2 Australia Post
5.3 Canada Post
5.4 China Post
5.5 Deutsche Post DHL Group
5.6 FedEx
5.7 Japan Post
5.8 La Poste
5.9 Royal Mail
5.10 Singapore Post
5.11 UPS

6.0 Appendix
6.1 Total express and small parcels market size by region
6.2 Africa total express and small parcels market size by country
6.3 Asia Pacific total express and small parcels market size by country
6.4 Central America and the Caribbean total express and small parcels market size by country
6.5 Central and Eastern Europe total express and small parcels market size by country
6.6 CIS express and small parcels market size by country
6.7 Middle East total express and small parcels market size by country
6.8 North America express and small parcels market size by country
6.9 South America total express and small parcels market size by country
6.10 Western Europe total express and small parcels market size by country

For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/69xk7t/global_express




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