The global same-day delivery market is predicted to witness significant growth in the coming years owing to rising demand for quick delivery of products purchased online. Same-day delivery is when the product is delivered to the consumer on the same day of the order placement. Consumers generally opt for quick courier service when they are in hurry and want their product to be delivered as soon as possible. E-commerce companies charge more from consumers for express deliveries. In addition, these companies are expected to tie-up with manufacturing companies to manage inventory, warehousing, and delivery cost.
Increasing number of e-commerce companies across the globe and rising online sales are expected to encourage manufacturers to provide same day delivery. Rising internet users and growing adoption of smartphones can boost online shopping, which may, in turn, propel demand for same day courier service. In addition, introduction of innovative techniques by e-commerce companies to ensure one day delivery can impel market growth. Rising demand for instant delivery of medicines and food and beverages can prompt service providers to strengthen their distribution channels. High cost of maintenance, fuel, and labor can have a negative impact on profitability of e-commerce companies managing logistics. Introduction of fully automated robots in logistics can reduce errors and speed up the deliveries, thereby boosting market growth in coming years.
High initial investment required to upgrade existing infrastructure with robotic machines can hamper market growth. However, increasing number of online shoppers attributed to rising penetration of e-commerce platforms can create lucrative opportunities for the market in coming years.
The market can be segmented on the basis of type and application. Based on type, the market can be categorized into business to business (B2B) and business to customer (B2C). In terms of application, the market can be classified into retailer and e-commerce.
Asia Pacific is a leading region in the market owing to increasing number of B2C customers. Growth of e-commerce sector in developing countries, such as Japan, India, and China, is likely to gain traction among consumers for online shopping. This, in turn, can impel demand for fast delivery in the region. In addition, rising use of smartphones and improving internet connectivity can augment market growth. Increasing number of local companies offering quick courier services to consumers can stimulate market growth in coming years. For instance, Ferns N Petals offers same day courier service to its customers. The company delivers products, including flowers, cakes, and gifts.
North America is anticipated to emerge as one of the promising regions in the market due to growth of B2C e-commerce sector in the United States. This could be attributed to rising penetration of online shopping. Presence of key market players, such as FedEx and UPS, offering fast courier services is likely to impel market growth in coming years. In addition, rising disposable income and consumer’s willingness to pay more for fast courier can drive the market. Moreover, growing adoption of automation by sellers to improve logistics and gain a competitive edge over others can spur regional market growth in coming years. For instance, FedEx deployed the first public-facing robot in its Now York office. The company is also working with Savioke to develop a distribution system for its facility in Collierville. In addition, it has plans to test 20 robots designed by Vecna to replace human-driven tuggers.
Europe is likely to emerge highly lucrative due to presence of business to business (B2B) courier companies offering same day and overnight delivery. For instance, SpeedLink offers lightning fast courier delivery service from anywhere in United Kingdom. The company can deliver anything from envelope to heavy load parcels. Similarly, Stuart is a B2B distribution platform operating in France. It can serve all types of businesses and convert their local stores to distribution centers. The company was acquired by GeoPost and has expanded to fifteen different cities across France, United Kingdom, and Spain.
Some of the leading companies operating in the same-day delivery market for DHL Group, USA Couriers, FedEx, Express Courier, and Parcelforce Worldwide.
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