(USGovernment-News.Com, August 05, 2019 ) Global parcel & postal automation systems market has shown strong growth pattern in recent years majorly due to growth in the e-commerce industry, increasing labor costs, and rising need for automated sorting and delivery processes in the postal industry. However, declining volume of traditional mails, along with design and operational challenges is hindering the growth of this market.
Meticulous Research® in its latest publication on global Parcel & Postal Automation Systems Market states that the global parcel & postal automation systems market will increase at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2018 to 2025 to reach USD 4,497.1 million by 2025. Wherein, geographically, North America commanded the largest share in this market followed by Europe. The major share of the North American region is mainly attributed to highly growing e-commerce industry in the U.S., increasing demand for automation in the region, and presence of well-established infrastructure which allows implementation of advanced technologies.
The report provides meticulous analysis of global parcel & postal automation systems market by segmenting it on the basis of product (parcel sorting systems, mail sorting systems, automatic reading and coding systems, parcel and postal software), component (hardware, software, services), and application (courier, express, & parcel; government postal). Wherein, among components, hardware accounted for the largest share in this market. The major share of this segment is primarily attributed to increasing need to automate manual sorting process in the postal industry and rising labor costs.
Factors such as high attrition rates, decreasing productivity, government regulations, and a shortage of employable skills are some of the major reasons for the rise in labor costs. According to the U.S. Labor Department, in 2017, the year-on-year rate of increase in the Employment Cost Index, the broadest measure of labor costs, increased to 2.6%- the largest increase since 2015. Moreover, according to Eurostat, in the first quarter of 2018, annual growth in labor costs was 2.0% in the Euro area and 2.7% in the EU. This slow but steady growth has posed a challenge to various industries including logistics.
An automated postal an parcel system frees mail operation staff from having to manually sort mail by hand, allowing them to focus on other tasks that maximize their time. This, in turn, helps the postal and parcel delivery companies to save on labor costs and make the complete process more economical. Though implementing a new system involves an upfront investment of capital, it leads to the reduced labor costs and an increase in productivity and accuracy that helps to make the operation more profitable in the long run.
Growing E-Commerce Industry Fuels the Growth of the Global Parcel and Postal Automation Systems Market
Increasing popularity of e-commerce is driving more and more people online and processing millions of orders per day is a challenging task for the e-commerce and logistics industry. The global electronic retail sales are set to increase to over USD 4 trillion by 2020, accounting for almost 15% of total retail spending. The outlook is equally healthy for B2B e-commerce, with Forbes predicting sales worth USD 6.7 trillion by the same year. Moreover, according to the Wall Street Journal, these online sales also generate the need for reverse logistics – about one-third of all products are ultimately returned by consumers, rising to around 40% in the apparel industry. A large amount of package transfers has undoubtedly fueled the demand from postal operators to adopt automation in the parcel and postal handling for efficient goods delivery.
Here are the top 10 companies operating in global parcel and postal automation systems market–
We are pleased to offer you this exciting, new, and entirely free professional resource. Visit our Free Industry resource center today to browse our selection of 600+ complimentary Industry magazines, white papers, webinars, podcasts, and more. Get popular titles including: