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Postal and Logistics

Addressing global trade issues

E-commerce is a game-changer for global trade, but business and consumer demands are putting huge pressure on postal and logistics networks to deliver the goods.

Consumers expect convenience, speed, and accuracy when it comes to deliveries.

Faced with these issues, companies in the postal and logistics sector must rapidly transform their operations to offer a first-class experience.

Delivering solutions to the sector

The changes experienced by the postal and delivery sector create new opportunities and challenges for companies. At the same time, regulators and policymakers need to ensure that their regulatory frameworks respond to market changes by supporting the development of a sustainable sector.

Our postal and logistics experts can assist you with myriad challenges. How might regulation impact and influence your business? How should you respond to competitive market pressures while complying with the law? And how should regulators respond to sectoral changes to ensure that they’re supporting innovation and sustainable market outcomes?

First-class economic advice

Our deep industry knowledge and core economics skills can help operators, regulators, and policymakers to navigate these challenges and prepare for the future.

Over the past two decades, we have advised numerous postal operators and regulators around the world on issues such as competition and regulatory economics, commercial strategy, benchmarking and efficiency, policy analysis, economic impact assessment, and accounting and financial modelling.

Our experience

Organisations have recently come to us for advice on:

  • understanding effects of e-commerce developments on consumers, firms and postal operators
  • the economic and social impacts of postal and logistics operations
  • regulatory frameworks, access and tariff regulation, and competition policy investigations
  • assessing whether postal universal service obligations represent an unfair financial burden

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