How Small Parcel Market Changes Impact Supply Chains

New report examines the 2015 global small parcel market and unveils different options and services available on a regional and global level.

While e-commerce has been credited for much of the increase in the small parcel market, healthcare has also played a part. The pharmaceutical industry has undergone big changes as it not only expands manufacturing facilities across the world, but also addresses the needs of the growing middle class throughout emerging markets. Meanwhile, in the mature markets such as the U.S. and Europe, the aging population is creating more demand. Delivery methods for pharmaceuticals, home care medical devices, etc., are changing. For example, home delivery is increasing with e-commerce playing a role in the pharmaceutical industry with start-ups such as PillPack and Capsule redefining the role of the pharmacy and delivery of prescription drugs. This report provides an in-depth study of how parcel delivery is changing to keep pace with growing demand within global and regional levels.

E-commerce, technology, and last-mile delivery are key topics making an impact on the small parcel market, which continues to show worldwide growth.

Spend Management Experts, a transportation spend management consultancy, released its “First Annual Global Small Parcel Report.” The report examines the 2015 global small parcel market to help shippers identify developing trends and the growth of e-commerce.

Sizing the global small parcel market by analyzing key economic and small parcel data, the report cites a 4.3% growth in the global small parcel market, with North America leading the way, growing 5.3% in 2015. The report covers several topics, including the following:

• Increasing volumes, costs and margins

• The rise of e-commerce

• Fulfillment

• Last mile delivery

• Cross-border

• Technology

• The “Amazon effect,” and

• Small parcel markets in APAC, Europe, North America and emerging markets

“With the rapidly changing dynamic of the small parcel landscape due primarily to e-commerce, our market sizing analysis of the global small parcel market will assist shippers in making more educated decisions when it comes to their small parcel spend,” says John Haber, Spend Management Experts’ Founder & CEO.

Spend Management Experts developed the report to inform shippers of changes in the small parcel market that directly impact their supply chains. The data highlighted in the report will help shippers to better understand different options and services available to them on a regional and global level, and make more informed decisions.

To request a complimentary copy of the report, please email solutions@spendmgmt.com with the subject line “SMALL PARCEL REPORT” and include your name, company and phone number in the email.

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