Post and parcel organizations are facing an increasingly challenging environment. Incumbents are under threat and the industry is ripe for disruption. Technology is advancing at an exponential rate. And while digital can disrupt, it can also drive innovation-led growth.
How will you find value in disruption?
Continued eCommerce growth, changing consumer demands and shifting business economics are changing the post and parcel industry at a rapid rate.
To drive profitable growth while addressing these market shifts, postal organizations must understand and meet the key trends shaping the industry.
Digital: Making a difference across the post and parcel supply chain. Supply chain includes Collection, Sortation, Warehousing, Customs. Transportation and Last Mile.
New post and parcel research highlights the trends that are shaping the industry. Getting digital right is a priority—and can open up a US$400 million value opportunity.
See the SlideShare for more on the profound impact of new technologies on customers, core operations and delivery models.
We were keen to know, so we asked consumers across six countries: Australia, France, Germany, Singapore, United Kingdom and United States. The results led us to three key insights:
The value of flexible delivery and returns is growing
65% of consumers consider the ability to change delivery in-transit to be a key factor
Alternative delivery options are becoming more important
80% of consumers would be comfortable receiving parcel delivery from a service such as Uber or Lyft
Consumers want postal organizations more involved in ecommerce security
76% want national postal operators to get involved in protecting against identity theft and making online purchases more secure
Accenture undertook an in-depth cross-industry study of more than 370 companies in nine industries to better understand the interplay between digital and financial performance.
We examined 31 integrators, private and public postal players and discovered that while many are highly effective at planning for digital, they are not necessarily putting those plans into action.
It’s now time for post and parcel organizations to accelerate their efforts—and take advantage of the value game-changer.
Digital is reshaping the industry
Five successful strategies determine high performance:
• Grow revenue 2.82x faster
• Drive growth at high margins
• Invest in future growth
• Utilize operations
• Apply smart pricing
• Innovate to reinvent mail
• Dominate domestic parcels
• Target cross-border
• Focus on the recipient
• Drive synergies in logistics
• Expand financial services
• Diversify through acquisition
• Focus on the market
• Drive shareholder value
• Create a profit-led culture
Principal Director and Global Management Consulting Lead
Accenture Post and Parcel Industry Group