The courier industry in India has come a long way from its origin in modern form in 1980s and thereafter. The industry has grown in size and reach. A significant number of players have scaled up their operations to match the contemporary, world-class professional environment. The industry has invested in information technology systems and set up good processes and proprietary systems capable for handling large volumes.
The Indian courier industry size is estimated at Rs. 14,000 crores in 2015-16. As a premium segment, the courier industry is a small but significant segment of the logistics industry. It is one of the fastest growing segments of the industry. The industry is expected to grow at 17% per annum to Rs. 20,000 crores in the next three years.