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Reportlinker Adds Global Postal Services Industry

October 26, 2009

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue.

Reportlinker Adds Global Postal Services Industry

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The global outlook series on Postal Services provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers a bird’s eye view of the industry, highlights latest trends in the postal services market, and demand drivers, in addition to providing statistical insights. Regional markets elaborated upon include United States, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, UK, Bulgaria, Finland, Bangladesh and India. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 196 companies worldwide.

1. OVERVIEW 1

Introduction1

Postal Services Definition Varies for Each Country 1

Differences in Regulatory Purposes 1

Same Words Have Different Meanings in Different Countries 1

Organization of Global Postal System1

Structure and Service 2

Table 1: Global Postal Market (2006): Percentage Breakdown

of Value Shares by Product/Service – Letter Post, Postal

Parcels and Logistic Services, Postal Financial Services,

and Other Products 2

Alternatives to Postal Mail 3

Emergence of Electronic Alternatives 3

Evolving Landscape of Postal Industry 3

Liberalization 3

Technology 3

Alternative Media3

New Players3

New Generation Customers 3

Future of Postal Services 4

Select Factors Likely to Affect Future Postal Services Demand 4

2. GLOBAL TRENDS & ISSUES 4

Industry Volume Trends – Highlights 4

Mail Volumes Remain Sluggish 5

Mail Revenue Sustained by Price Hikes 5

The Challenge of Rising Costs 5

Declining Profitability of Mail Business 5

Postal Companies Digitalize and Diversify 5

Growth in Business to Household Mail6

B2C e-Commerce Fuels Parcels Distribution Market6

Electronic Payment Contributes to Declining Check Related Mail

Volumes 6

Traditional Approach Unviable During Economic Volatility 6

Lack of Customer-Facing Potential Cripples the Industry 6

Significance of Consumer Experience 7

Consumer Centricity is the Key7

Innovation – Key to Industry Growth 7

Scope for Innovation in Postal Sector 7

Hybrid Solutions7

Complementary Services8

Increasing Service Quality to Mail Recipients 8

Green Solutions 8

Select Facts about Carbon Footprint of Mailing Industry 8

Deregulation of Postal Services 8

3. COMPETITION 8

Competition Between Public and Private Players 8

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 9

Postal Services – Definition 9

Definitions Based on Conveyance of Objects 9

Based on Operators’ Network and Objects Conveyed 9

Based on a Country’s Regulatory Framework 9

Under ‘Postal Market’ Context 10

Definitions Based on Subjects10

Definition Based on Activity Performed 10

Historical Development 10

Parcel Post Service 11

Historical Development 11

Postal Market Elements 11

Large Letters, Packets and Addressed Letters 11

Standard Parcels 11

Unaddressed Items11

Courier and Express Items 11

Classification of Mail by Application 11

Advertising Mail 11

Fulfillment 11

Transactional Mail 11

Social Mail11

Publications 11

Universal Postal Union 12

Background & Development 12

5. MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 13

6. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 18

7. PRODUCT/SERVICE INNOVATIONS/LAUNCHES 21

A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

1. THE UNITED STATES 23

United States Postal Service (USPS) 23

Introduction 23

Historical Development 23

Governance 23

Monopoly of USPS 24

Competition24

Automation and Use of Technology 24

Recent Developments 25

USPS Under Severe Financial Pressure 25

USPS Requires Restructuring 25

A Bleak Outlook 25

May 2010 Changes25

Flats 25

Irregular flats25

Trends26

Mail Growth Accelerates After Every Economic Downturn26

Direct Mail Volumes Hit by Turmoil in Credit Markets 26

Products & Services Offered by USPS 26

First-Class Mail 26

First Class Mails – Pricing Dynamics 26

Cards 26

Letters 27

Large Envelopes27

Package 28

Periodicals 28

Standard Mail 28

Media Mail28

Parcel Post 28

Bound Printed Matter 28

Bulk Mail 28

Library Mail 28

Registered Mail 29

Express Mail 29

Postal Money Order 29

Add-On Services 29

Certified Mail 29

Collect On Delivery (COD) 29

Postage Stamp 29

Postage Meters 29

PC Postage 29

Customized Postage 29

Online Postage Providers 29

The US Mail Market30

Table 2: US Mail Market (2006): Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales by Segment – Direct Mail,ransactional Mail and

Correspondence Mail 30

Table 3: US Direct Mail Market (2006): Percentage Breakdown

of Volume Sales by Segment – Standard Class Direct Mail and

1st Class Direct Mail 30

Table 4: US Transactional Mail Market (2006): Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales by Segment – Bills/Statements,

Business Reply, Invoices and Greeting Cards 30

Table 5: US Correspondence Mail Market (2006): Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales by Segment – Letters, Greeting

Cards and Invitations 31

Table 6: US Domestic Mail Market (2006): Percentage Breakdown

of Pieces Delivered by Category – Standard Mail, First-Class

Mail and Others 31

US Parcel Market 31

Table 7: Leading Players in the US Parcel Market (2006):

Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for UPS, FedEx, DHL

Americas, USPS and Others 31

2. CANADA 32

Federal Government Starts “Strategic Review” on Canada Post 32

Automation in Canadian Postal System32

3. JAPAN 32

Japan Post Holdings 32

4. EUROPE 33

European B2C Parcels Market Witnessing Rapid Growth 33

Growth Inhibitors33

Evolving Functions of National Postal Operators 33

Table 8: European Postal Services Market (2006): Percentage

Share of Mail in Total Revenues by Select National Postal

Operator – Post Danmark, Royal Mail, De Post/La Poste,

Osterreichische, Posten, La Poste, Posti, Posten Norge, TNT,

Die Post, Poste Italiane and DPWN 34

Modernization of a National Postal Operator 34

Transformation 34

Expansion and Diversification 34

European Postal Market 35

Table 9: Postal Market in Europe (2006): Number of Post

Offices/Postal Agencies/Postal Outlets and Mobile Offices by

Select Country – Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,

Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Spain and Norway 35

Table 10: Postal Market in Europe (2006): Number of Mobile

Offices by Select Country – Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden

and Norway 35

Table 11: Postal Market in Europe (2006): Number of Letter

Boxes by Select Country – France, United Kingdom, Germany,

Italy, Poland, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Czech Republic and

Austria 36

Table 12: Postal Market in Europe (2006): Number of Post

Office Boxes by Select Country – Germany, Spain, Netherlands,

Sweden, Poland, Norway, Hungary, Greece, Denmark and Romania 36

Table 13: Postal Market in Europe (2006): Percentage Share of

Ordinary Letters and Postcards in Total Letter Post Services

by Select Country – Latvia, Malta, Cyprus, Ireland and Sweden 37

European Express/Parcel Market37

Table 14: Leading Players in the European Express/Parcel

Market (2006): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Company

for DHL, TNT, La Poste, UPS, Royal Mail and Others 37

4a. FRANCE37

Market Overview 37

Leading Players in the French Postal Market by Category (2006) 38

Domestic Postal Market 38

Table 15: French Postal Market (2004-2006): Domestic

Turnover in Euro Million38

Table 16: French Postal Market (2006): Annual Sales in Euro

Billion by Select Category – Business Mailings, Unaddressed

Mail and Home-delivered Parcels 38

4b. GERMANY 39

Market Overview 39

Table 17: German Postal Market (2004-2006): Domestic Turnover

in Euro Million 39

4c. THE UNITED KINGDOM39

Market Overview 39

Table 18: UK Postal Market (2004-2006): Domestic Turnover in

Euro Million 39

Express and Courier Services Market40

Historical Development 40

Post Office Ltd. 40

Parcelforce Worldwide – A Major Carrier for Time-Critical

Packages 40

Market Issues 41

Deregulation of Postal Services 41

Affect of Deregulation on Royal Mail 41

Digital Revolution Presents New Challenges and Opportunities 41

Table 19: UK Postal Market (2007): Percentage Breakdown of

Value Sales by Application – Fulfillment, Transactional,

Advertising, Publications and Social 41

Challenges42

Social Mail 42

Table 20: UK Social Mail Market (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Value Sales by Segment – Letters, Express and

Courier, and Standard Parcels 42

Transactional Mail 42

Table 21: UK Transactional Mail Market (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Value Sales by Segment – Letters and Express

& Courier 42

Opportunities 42

Advertising Mail 42

Table 22: UK Advertising Mail Market (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Value Sales by Segment – Letters and

Unaddressed Mail 43

Fulfilment 43

Table 23: UK Fulfilment Mail Market (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Value Sales by Segment – Express and Courier,

Standard Parcels and Letters 43

Publications 43

Table 24: UK Publications Mail Market (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Value Sales by Segment – Letters, Express and

Courier, Standard Parcels and Unaddressed Mail 43

Letters Market 44

Table 25: UK Letters Market (2007): Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales by Segment – Business to Residential Consumer,

Business to Business, Residential Consumer to Residential

Consumer and Residential Consumer to Business 44

4d. BULGARIA 44

Rising Bulgarian Postal Services Market 44

4e. FINLAND 44

Market Overview 44

Table 26: Finnish Postal Market (2004-2006): Domestic

Turnover in Euro Million 45

Table 27: Finnish Postal Services Market (2006 & 2007):

Number of Establishments by Category – Entrepreneur-driven

Sales Outlets and Post Office Establishments 45

Table 28: Finnish Postal Services Market (2006 & 2007):

Inland Letters Deliveries in Million Pieces and Revenues in Euro

Million (within Universal Service) 45

Table 29: Finnish Postal Services Market (2006 & 2007):

Parcels Deliveries in Million Pieces and Revenues in Euro

Million (within Universal Service) 45

5. ASIA-PACIFIC 46

Market Overview 46

Table 30: Asia-Pacific Postal Market (2006): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Revenues by Product/Service – Postal Financial

Services, Letter Post, Postal Parcels and Logistic Services,

and Other Products 46

5a. BANGLADESH 46

Government Postal Services Losing Market Share 46

5b. INDIA 47

Introduction47

Structure of Indian Postal Service 47

The Eight Zone Codes and Regions of Jurisdiction 47

Governing Body 47

Services 48

Mail Service 48

Post Card48

Envelope 48

Inland Letter Card 48

Book Post48

Parcel Post 48

Special Service48

Registered Post 48

Certificate of Posting 49

Speed Post 49

Insured Post 49

Post Restante 49

Banking Service 49

Post Office Monthly Income Scheme49

Post Office Savings Bank Account 49

Post Office Time Deposit Account 49

Kissan Vikas Patra Scheme 49

Five-Year Post Office Recurring Deposit Scheme 50

Six-Year National Savings Certificates (VIII Issue) Scheme 50

Fifteen-Year Public Provident Fund Account (PPF Account) 50

Insurance Service 50

Rural Postal Life Insurance50

Postal Life Insurance50

Remittance Service 50

Postal Order 50

Money Order 50

Other Service 51

Gramin Sanchar Sewak Scheme51

Philately51

Post Shoppes 51

Sale of Forms 51

Sale of Other Types of Stamps 51

Bill Payment 51

Business Services51

Post-box and Postbag 51

Corporate Money Order 51

Business Post 51

Express Post 51

Media Post51

Business Reply Post (BRP) 52

Value Payable Post (VPP) 52

Postage 52

Franked Postage 52

Payment Without Stamp 52

Computerized Slip 52

Transmission of Mail 52

Common Errors and Steps Taken During the Delivery of Mail 53

Mail without Address of the Sender53

Mail with Incomplete or Incorrect Address of the Addressee53

Addressee no Longer Lives at Specified Address53

Addressee Not Available on Postman’s Visit 53

Mails with Inadequate Postage 53

Significance of Indian Postal Service 53

Promotion of Trade 53

Economical and Safe Transfer of Money 54

Promotion of Savings 54

Economical Mode of Communication 54

Enable Distant Learning54

6. LATIN AMERICA 54

Market Overview 54

Table 31: Latin American Postal Market (2006): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Revenues by Category – Letter Post, Postal

Parcels and Logistic Services, Postal Financial Services, and

Other Products 54

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