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Courier, Express and Parcel Services (Other than national postal services)
BY Liz Kneale
South Africa
31 October 2019
R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
estimated $ 997.92 (USD) *
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Courier, Express and Parcel Services


Although the courier, express and parcel services sector faces weak economic conditions, it is benefitting from the growth in e-commerce sales, increasing demand for just-in-time deliveries and from the poor service provided by the post office. Increasing customer demand for speedy and flexible deliveries and the growth of disruptive startups and innovative delivery options are forcing traditional operators to review their distribution strategies and in some cases partner with or invest in new disruptive on-demand delivery companies to provide innovative and alternative delivery options.


New Developments


While the poor economy and low business and consumer confidence are affecting the volume of goods requiring express delivery, development of the on-demand economy is providing growth drivers for the industry. These include the need for speedy deliveries created by the rise in online shopping, inefficient service delivery levels from the post office, the need for just-in-time delivery of parts and components to minimise stock levels and save costs and delivery demands for medical products. The continuous development of drones, robots and autonomous vehicles are driving ongoing change in the industry.


Report Coverage


This report covers courier, express and parcel activities other than national postal activities. It includes the delivery of letters, postcards, printed matter, small parcel and other postal articles. This report describes the size and state of the industry and the factors that influence it. It examines the effects of disruption, regulation, ecommerce, road infrastructure, new delivery model sand environmental issues on the industry. There are comprehensive profiles of 27 companies. These include courier companies such as Courier Guy, FedEx Express and DHL, as well as ecommerce companies such as Takealot and companies such as Super Group, which bought 80% of specialist overnight cargo business Cargo Works.


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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4.1. Local 6
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 9
4.1.2. Regulations 10
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 18
4.2. Continental 19
4.3. International 22
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 29
5.1. Economic Environment 29
5.2. Rising Operating Costs 31
5.3. Road Conditions and Infrastructure 32
5.4. Digital Communications and e-Commerce 33
5.5. Alternative Delivery Models 33
5.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 35
5.7. Labour 41
5.8. Environmental Issues 44
5.9. Crime and Security 46
5.10. Cyclicality 48
5.11. Electricity Supply Constraints 48
6. COMPETITION 49
6.1. Barriers to Entry 50
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 50
8. OUTLOOK 51
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 52
10. REFERENCES 53
10.1. Publications 53
10.2. Websites 54
APPENDIX 1 56
Summary of Notable players 56
COMPANY PROFILES 59
ARAMEX SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 59
AVL HEALTHCARE (PTY) LTD 61
BIDAIR SERVICES (PTY) LTD 63
BUSINESS EXPRESS OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 66
COURIER GUY (PTY) LTD (THE) 68
COURIER-IT S A (PTY) LTD 71
DHL INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 74
DPD LASER EXPRESS LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 77
DSV SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 80
FEDEX EXPRESS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 84
FREIGHT INNOVATIONS (PTY) LTD 86
GLOBEFLIGHT WORLDWIDE EXPRESS (SA) (PTY) LTD 88
GROUPAIR (S A) (PTY) LTD 91
INTERNET EXPRESS (PTY) LTD 93
ISICABUCABU FRANCHISING (PTY) LTD 95
LASER GROUP (PTY) LTD (THE) 97
PARGOPOINTS (PTY) LTD 99
RAM TRANSPORT (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 101
RTT GROUP (PTY) LTD 105
SKYNET SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 108
SOUTHGATE COURIER SERVICE CC 110
SUID-AFRIKAANSE POSKANTOOR (SOC) LTD 112
SUPER GROUP TRADING (PTY) LTD 115
TAKEALOT ONLINE (RF) (PTY) LTD 119
TNT EXPRESS WORLDWIDE (S A) (PTY) LTD 122
UPS SCS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 124
VALUE LOGISTICS LTD 127