Pitney Bowes has released an update to its latest Parcel Shipping Index with data on UK carrier market share, which reveals that the top five carriers in the UK account for 75% of UK parcel shipments by volume. These are Royal Mail (35%), Amazon Logistics (15%), Hermes (10%), UPS (8%) and DHL (7%).
Ryan Higginson, vice president and UK/ROI country leader, Pitney Bowes, said, “Our Parcel Shipping Index has become the industry’s go-to source for market figures and forecasts. The addition of the carrier market share data means we now have the complete picture, making the Index invaluable for logistics companies, industry watchers and analysts”.
The UK B2C e-commerce market is estimated to be the third largest in the world after China and the USA respectively and, according to Pitney Bowes, 2021 could see carriers experience an increase in domestic shipments, while cross-border shipments could temporarily slow.
The insight comes as the Pitney Bowes BOXpoll finds that one in four French and German online consumers currently plans to either stop purchasing or purchase less often from UK brands now that the UK has left the EU.
BOXpoll – a market research tool for the e-commerce industry based on a series of consumer surveys about current events, culture and their impact on shopping behaviors and e-commerce logistics – consulted 897 consumers in Germany, 823 in France in 888 in the UK.