United States Courier, Express, and Parcel (CEP) Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 United States Courier, Express, and Parcel (CEP) market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. United States Courier, Express, and Parcel (CEP) size report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry size analysis as a free report PDF download.


Market Size of united states courier, express, and parcel (cep) Industry

United States Courier, Express, and Parcel (CEP) Market Summary
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https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/study%20period/1629296433432_test~study_period_study_period.svg Study Period 2017 - 2030
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg Market Size (2024) USD 183.98 Billion
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg Market Size (2030) USD 239.38 Billion
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/hydraulic_fluids/1629285650767_test~hydraulic_fluids_hydraulic_fluids.svg Largest Share by Destination Domestic
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg CAGR (2024 - 2030) 4.48 %
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/hydraulic_fluids/1629285650767_test~hydraulic_fluids_hydraulic_fluids.svg Fastest Growing by Destination International

Major Players


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Key Players



US Courier, Express, and Parcel Market Analysis

The United States Courier, Express, and Parcel (CEP) Market size is estimated at 183.98 billion USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 239.38 billion USD by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 4.48% during the forecast period (2024-2030).

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183.98 Billion

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

239.38 Billion

Market Size in 2030 (USD)

3.46 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

4.48 %

CAGR (2024-2030)

Fastest Growing Market by Speed of Delivery

5.22 %

Projected CAGR, Express, 2024-2030

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Courier companies aim to achieve higher efficiency levels through extended service hours at a lower cost due to significantly increasing demand and intense competition.

Fastest Growing Market by Model

5.83 %

Projected CAGR, Business-to-Consumer (B2C), 2024-2030

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Convenience is the major factor driving the segment's growth, wherein the most popular product categories sold online in 2022 were fashion items, toys, and hobby & DIY goods.

Largest Market by Shipment Weight

74.60 %

value share, Light Weight Shipments, 2023

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The delivery demand in the banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) industry and for over-the-counter pharmaceutical and apparel goods is driving the segment's growth.

Largest Market by End User Industry

42.34 %

value share, E-Commerce, 2023

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The top e-commerce players with a significant presence in the country are generating delivery demand for fashion items, toys, and hobby & DIY goods.

First Leading Market Player

38.49 %

market share, United Parcel Service of America, Inc. (UPS), Inc. (UPS)

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UPS has an average daily package volume of more than 20 million in its US Domestic Package segment, including around 2 million packages from its Next-day Air segment.

Rising domestic CEP demand led by the rising e-commerce market in the country

  • E-commerce growth and the global pandemic fueled the parcel shipping market, as consumers were more inclined toward ordering online compared to purchasing from physical stores. This led to a CAGR growth of 2.62% in value from 2017-2021. With rising revenue and parcel volumes, many companies are undertaking acquisitions in the country. In October 2023, UPS Inc. acquired Happy Returns, a returns management software company, from PayPal Holdings Inc.
  • The industry witnessed growth in parcel volumes in 2021 and 2022, owing to the rising e-commerce sales. In 2021, the e-commerce value rose by 22.32% YoY, followed by a 7.87% YoY increase in 2022. This resulted in the growth of CEP volumes. However, despite the overall growth in courier, express, and parcel volumes, there has been a slight decline in employment statistics for the industry. In 2022, there were 68,310 couriers and messengers in the United States compared to 70,700 messengers in 2020. In 2022, postal service workers in the United States earned an average of USD 25.71 per hour.
  • The US e-commerce market has been constantly evolving during the study period. B2C e-commerce sales in the United States are projected to grow from around USD 811 billion in 2022 to around USD 1.23 trillion in 2025. This is expected to give a boost to both domestic and international courier, express, and parcel market volumes during the forecast period. Among the e-commerce players, Amazon is the most popular e-retailer in the United States, with a market share of 37.8%. Other successful shopping websites include eBay (3.5% market share), Walmart (6.3% market share), Target (2.1% market share), and Apple (3.9% market share).
United States Courier, Express, and Parcel (CEP) Market

US Courier, Express, and Parcel Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)