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Analysts Report Explosive Parcel Delivery Market Growth

28th January 2013

The BBC reports that almost a billion UK parcels are estimated to have been delivered in 2012, as the domestic parcel industry, currently worth around £4.4 billion, continues to expand. This astounding parcel delivery market growth is due to online shopping reshaping the face of the UK’s logistics industry.

The ever expanding logistics workforce now consists of around 1.8 million people, with self-employed parcel collection and delivery drivers making up 5-8% of the workers.

James Cartledge, of Post and Parcel magazine, explains the reasons behind the steady increase in the parcel delivery market growth:
“Business-to-business is still dominant in the market but e-commerce will push the business-to-consumer side to match it in the next few years… Now, most of the big parcel industry players [such as Amazon.co.uk] also use lifestyle couriers to help them cope.”

Information taken from the BBC News Business website – January 2013

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