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TMCNet:  South Africa Courier, Express and Parcel Services Market Report 2023: International Influences, Competitive Environment, Outlook, Industry Associations, Key Players

[May 22, 2023]

South Africa Courier, Express and Parcel Services Market Report 2023: International Influences, Competitive Environment, Outlook, Industry Associations, Key Players

DUBLIN, May 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Courier, Express and Parcel Services (Other than national postal services) in South Africa 2023" report has been added to's offering.


This report covers courier, express and parcel services offered by registered unreserved postal operators in terms of the Postal Services Act, excluding reserved national postal activities carried out by the Post Office.

It includes information on the state of the sector, parcel freight and transport income, the growth in ecommerce, major players, corporate actions, developments. And influencing factors.

There are profiles of 24 companies including PostNet, RAM, Takealot, Value Logistics, DHL, DSV, Aramex and Courier Guy.

The Courier, Express and Parcel Services Industry

The courier, express and parcel services industry faces weak economic conditions and low business and consumer confidence, affecting the volume of goods requiring express delivery. It is benefitting from the development of the on-demand economy and ecommerce sales, increasing demand for just-in-time deliveries and from the poor service provided by the South African Post Office.

Increasing customer demand for speedy and flexible deliveries and the growth of disruptive startups and innovative delivery options are forcing traditional operators to review their distribution strategies and, in some cases, partner with or invest in new companies to provide innovative and alternative delivery options.

Key Trends

Ecommerce revenue growth is set to accelerate, including consumer-to-consumer transactions online.

Companies are developing value-added services such as setting up and installing equipment being delivered and increasing delivery options.

CEP companies are offering shared warehousing, technology and services to smaller ecommerce entities, opening up more opportunities and enhancing job creation and skills development.


Road transportation is the main modality for moving goods in South Africa and to other countries in the region. The rate of violent crime against road freight trucks is high and industry participants have raised concern over the rise in thefts targeting scooters and courier vehicles.

There have been reports of an upsurge in robberies and violent crimes against ecommerce delivery staff. Theft of delivery vehicles raises insurance costs and endangers the safety of delivery personnel, resuting in higher shipping costs.

Key Topics Covered:


2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position
2.3. Size of the Industry

3.1. State of the Industry
3.2. Key Trends
3.3. Key Issues
3.4. Notable Players
3.5. Corporate Actions
3.6. Regulations
3.7. Enterprise Development and Social Development



6.1. Unforeseen Events
6.2. Economic Environment
6.3. Labour
6.4. Safety and Security
6.5. Environmental Issues
6.6. Road conditions and infrastructure
6.7. Technology, R&D, Innovation
6.8. Alternative delivery methods
6.9. Digital Communications and ecommerce
6.10. Government Support
6.11. Rising Input Costs
6.12. Cyclicality

7.1. Competition
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry
7.3. Barriers to Entry




11.1. Publications
11.2. Websites


Companies Mentioned

  • Ackermans Zambia (Pty) Ltd
  • Amber Support Solutions Ltd
  • Aramex South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Axis Cleaning and Support Services Ltd
  • Axis Group Integrated Services Ltd
  • Axis Security Services Ltd
  • B.I.C. Services Pty Ltd
  • Bidvest Group (UK) PLC (The)
  • Bidvest Group Australia Pty Ltd (The)
  • Bidvest Noonan (ROI) Ltd
  • Bidvest Noonan (UK) Ltd
  • Bidvest Services (ROI) Ltd
  • Bidvest Services (UK) Ltd
  • Bidvest Services Group (UK) Ltd
  • Business Express of South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • CB Enterprises (Pty) Ltd
  • CLM Safety Ltd
  • Cordant Cleaning Ltd
  • Cordant Security Ltd
  • Cordant Thistle Ltd
  • Courier Guy (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Crane Midco (Guernsey) Ltd
  • Crane Midco Ltd
  • Dartry Laundry Ltd
  • DHL International (Pty) Ltd
  • Direct365Online Ltd
  • DPD Laser Express Logistics (Pty) Ltd
  • DSV South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Epsilon Test Services Ltd
  • FedEx Express South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Freight Innovations (Pty) Ltd
  • Future Carpet Cleaning Services Ltd
  • Future Cleaning (Southwest) Ltd
  • Future Cleaning Services Ltd
  • Groupair (S A) (Pty) Ltd
  • Hygiene Matters Ltd
  • Imperial Amazonia BV
  • Imperial Health Sciences GH Ltd
  • Imperial Health Sciences Kenya Ltd
  • Internet Express (Pty) Ltd
  • Isicabucabu Franchising (Pty) Ltd
  • Karmarton Ltd
  • L. Lynch (H20) Solutions Ltd
  • L.Lynch Interact Ltd
  • Laser Group (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • LPM Acquisitions Ltd
  • Mayflower Hygiene Supplies (Ireland) Ltd
  • Mayflower Hygiene Supplies (London) Ltd
  • Mfumu Clothing (Pty) Ltd
  • Noonan Services Group (NI) Ltd
  • Noonan Topco Ltd
  • Pargopoints (Pty) Ltd
  • Pep Africa Ltd
  • Pep Ltd
  • Pep Stores Uganda Ltd
  • Personnel Hygiene Services Ltd
  • PHS Bidco Ltd
  • PHS Compliance Ltd
  • PHS Group Ltd
  • PHS Holdings Ltd
  • PHS Investments Ltd
  • phs Serkonten SAU
  • PHS Services Ltd
  • PHS Washrooms Ltd
  • PHS Western Ltd
  • Postnet Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Ram Transport (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Resource Support Services (IOM) Ltd
  • RTT Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Seebeck 133 Ltd
  • Skynet South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Southgate Courier Service CC
  • Suid-Afrikaanse Poskantoor SOC Ltd
  • Super Group Trading (Pty) Ltd
  • Takealot Online (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Tax Free Warehouse (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Teacrate Ltd
  • Teacrate Rentals Ltd
  • TNT Express Worldwide (S A) (Pty) Ltd
  • UPS SCS South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • USSL Ltd
  • Value Logistics (Pty) Ltd
  • Worldwide Commercial Ventures Ltd
  • Worldwide Healthcare Ltd

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