Companies in this industry collect, transport, and deliver mail and small parcels. Major companies include the US Postal Service (USPS), Deutsche Post DHL (Germany), La Poste (France), and Japan Post.
Demand depends on transaction volume and corporate spending on direct marketing. The profitability of individual companies depends on the efficiency of their operations. Large companies have advantages in widespread infrastructure and diversity of services. Small companies compete by specializing.
Products, Operations & Technology
Major sources of revenue for the US Postal Service (USPS) include first-class mail (about 40%), standard/advertising mail (25%), and shipping and package services (25%). Other services include delivery of international mail and periodicals (magazines and newspapers). Some postal establishments provide express delivery, logistics, and insurance and banking services.