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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Local Messengers & Local Delivery

Overview: the U.S. Local Messengers & Local Delivery Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Local Messengers & Local Delivery: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Local Messengers & Local Delivery industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Transportation Of Documents And Parcels

Local Transportation And Delivery Of Small Purchased Or Serviced Items

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Local Messengers & Local Delivery Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Local Messengers & Local Delivery companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

example price index trendline

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Local Messengers & Local Delivery company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Local Messengers & Local Delivery industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Local Messengers & Local Delivery measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 4%

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General and Operations Managers3%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 24%
Couriers and Messengers 17%
Couriers and Messengers 17%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 58%
Motor Vehicle Operators 47%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 47%
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 40%
Material Moving Workers 8%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 7%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Local Messengers & Local Delivery Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Tag Process Service trademarks "TAG PROCESS SERVICE" - Legal services - 03/03/2018
  • Doordash trademarks "DASHPASS" - Customer loyalty program services featuring benefits and rewards in the form of discounted or free delivery services; administration of a discount program for enabling participants to obtain discounts on delivery services through use of a membership program - 03/02/2018
  • Special Delivery Service trademarks "SPECIAL PROCESS SERVING" - Legal research; Legal services - 12/04/2017
  • Good Eggs raises $15 million in funding. - 08/01/2016
  • Dropoff raises $2 million in funding. - 06/22/2015
  • Delivery Express patents Device, System And Method For Tracking And Recording Shipment Of Goods - 01/01/2015

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Delivery Express4

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

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    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $16,653,270 on Local Messengers & Local Delivery. It has awarded 535 contracts to 66 companies, with an average value of $252,322 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Local Messengers & Local Delivery to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Transportation Of Documents And Parcels
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Local Messengers & Local DeliveryOpportunity/Threat
    Local Specialized Freight Trucking Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Transportation Of Documents And Parcels are less than those from Local Messengers & Local Delivery. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Transportation Of Documents And Parcels sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Transportation Of Documents And Parcels Product Sales Report

    Local Trans And Delivery Of Small Purchased Or Serviced Items
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Local Messengers & Local DeliveryOpportunity/Threat
    Local Freight Trucking Competing industry
    Long Distance Freight Trucking Competing industry
    Long Distance Freight Trucking (Truckload) Competing industry
    Local Specialized Freight Trucking Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Local Trans And Delivery Of Small Purchased Or Serviced Items are less than those from Local Messengers & Local Delivery. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Local Trans And Delivery Of Small Purchased Or Serviced Items sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Local Trans And Delivery Of Small Purchased Or Serviced Items Product Sales Report

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