Computer hardware and software companies have exploded in size in recent years, as they compete with each other to deliver goods and services in bulk and to provide online services for a growing population.
Now they’re competing with their delivery partners to deliver them in a more efficient and efficient way.
In recent months, the industry has also been hit with a series of price hikes and a number of software and hardware disruptions.
That’s a recipe for more upheaval, especially as companies are increasingly looking for ways to deliver and handle more volume.
The most disruptive part of the industry is the growth of its delivery partners, which have been expanding their business as well as competing with each one.
These companies are competing to deliver the same kinds of things at the same price.
So, it’s not a small industry, but it’s growing faster than the delivery companies, said Chris Nies, an analyst with Jefferies LLC.
For instance, the most recent round of deals, the fourth quarter of 2017, included the deal with Amazon to deliver packages, which saw the average cost per package jump to $1,845.
The company is now paying $1.35 per package, up from $1 per package in 2017.
The third quarter also saw the deal of UPS to deliver mail, which increased to $5.95 per package from $3.85 in 2017, the Jefferies report said.
The companies are still trying to work out the best pricing model for each of these types of services.
“We don’t want to have the delivery company charge $5 for a package,” Nies said.
“We want to pay them $1.”
This year, there have been a number other deals, as well.
The delivery companies are also working to integrate with social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram to create a delivery service.
“It’s not the delivery people who are driving the growth,” Nees said.
But these deals also have an impact on the delivery partners themselves, because the company has to be the largest in order to have an opportunity to be able to compete, he said.
The delivery companies themselves are increasingly trying to find ways to scale their businesses, but that can only happen if they’re able to increase the volume of their deliveries, said Jefferies analyst Daniel Barden.
“There’s not enough volume to go around, and that’s where a lot of this innovation is happening,” Barden said.
In the end, the biggest driver of the increase in the size of the delivery business is a combination of two factors: companies like UPS and FedEx, and smaller, local delivery services.
UPS has had to go through a number more cost-cutting measures, such as reducing the number of trucks and reducing delivery times, while FedEx has had the benefit of expanding its operations to provide greater options for its smaller customers.
The biggest winners in all of this have been smaller local delivery service providers, which are also competing with delivery companies.
In 2018, for example, UPS and the local delivery company Wunderlich began offering delivery on a single platform, allowing their customers to pick up and drop off their orders in the same way as a parcel service would, according to the Jeffries report.
The results are expected to be “very positive,” according to Barden, but “some of those gains will be lost as a result of the increased volume.”