European C2X Parcels Market Report by Apex Insight Highlights Growth Trends

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Apex Insight has just published a new report, European Consumer & Small Business Parcels Services: Market Insight Report 2015.

London, United Kingdom (PRUnderground) November 9th, 2015

Apex Insight has just published a new report, European Consumer & Small Business Parcels Services: Market Insight Report 2015. This report focuses on an important segment of the parcels industry: those services designed to carry parcels on behalf of consumers and small businesses, such as eBay or Amazon Marketplace sellers.

The European parcels industry has continued to grow, however the traditional business-to-business (B2B) segment is increasingly mature.  To find growth, many carriers looked first to consumer deliveries (B2C) as home shopping became increasingly important. Now, as marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon have grown strongly, and increased home shopping has led to ever more returns, the importance of parcels consigned by consumers and small businesses such as eBay sellers (C2X parcels) is increasing.

Market growth has come from two main sources: the rise of home shopping which has led to significant increases in the volumes of items being returned and the growth of marketplaces, such as eBay and Amazon, with many small sellers who may not have the scale to operate accounts with established carriers.

The report covers trends in home shopping, the growth of eBay and its peers and the development of new services targeted at this segment. A broad range of companies who serve the consumer / small business segment across Europe are profiled, their strategies and positioning are reviewed and their performance and prospects are analysed. The report sets out historical trends in a data-rich document with over 80 charts and tables. It contains our forecast scenario for consumer / small business segment growth which is based on analysis of historical trends and our understanding of growth drivers.

Companies Covered

DHL Packstation / Service Points / Paketshops, La Poste (incl. DPD Pickup), Hermes, MondialRelay, UPS Access Point, GLS, FedEx, TNT, InPost, Collect+, Doddle, MBE, Ipostparcels, Parcel2Go, Interparcel, Parcel Monkey, Packlink, Send Easy, Hofert Transporte, Cargo International, iloxx eService, Boxtale SAS, Envoi2Colis, MGP Upela, Colis Voiturage SARL,, Cheap Cargo Holding BV, Boekuwzending, ParcelParcel Group BV,, BV / (, uShip Europe BV,, AlleKurier, Eurokurier / (, R2G Polska / (, BPS / (, SBCI / (,,,, and SwipBox.

For more information about the report, including table of contents and charts, please visit the report page: European Consumer & Small Business Parcels Services: Market Insight Report 2015. The report is available to purchase and download online via Standard and Extended Licences, depending on usage.

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