Postal and Parcel Trends Analysis

Postal and Parcel Trends Analysis

Mark Harrison, Head of Markets at International Post Corporation, goes behind the data of the IPC’s recent Global Postal Industry Report. We cover:

  • How the postal industry is evolving
  • Key postal industry trends
  • Analysis of decline in letter volumes, in particular e-substitution, and comparison between sectors
  • Pricing of letters, fixed costs, and volume decline
  • Changing the universal service obligation
  • Parcel volume growth vs e-commerce growth
  • Posts partnering with delivery start-ups
  • Competition in parcel delivery and the impact on margins
  • Posts diversifying outside the letters business
  • International operations
  • Acquisitions
  • Major trends that will shape the postal sector

Listen to the podcast by clicking on the play button on the audio player above (may take a few seconds to load and start playing). You can also listen (and subscribe) to the podcast via Google Podcasts, iTunes, and Spotify.

Listen to the podcast by clicking on the play button on the audio player above (may take a few seconds to load and start playing). You can also listen (and subscribe) to the podcast via Google Podcasts, iTunes, and Spotify.

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About The Author

Ian Kerr

Ian Kerr is the founder and host of the Postal Hub Podcast. He has presented at many prominent postal and delivery events, and has contributed articles to Post&Parcel, the Mail & Express Review as well as chapters in Reinventing the post (2013) and Exploring New Frontiers: Reshaping the postal industry (2018).

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