November 11: Amazon ships more than FedEx

Amazon surpassed FedEx in overall parcel volume, reaching 21% market share.

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Source: Pitney Bowes
Published: September 2021

Amazon ships more than FedEx

Amazon shipped over twice as many parcels and doubled its parcel handoff to carriers for last-mile delivery in 2020 compared to 2019. Amazon also surpassed FedEx in overall parcel volume, reaching 21% market share (FedEx dropped to 16% in 2020.) Amazon’s YoY growth has far outpaced that of its main competitors.

Volume growth of shipping companies in the U.S. in 2020

Company: Amazon
2019 volume (billion of parcels):
1.9
2020 volume (billion of parcels):
4.2
YoY growth:
127%

Company: USPS
2019 volume (billion of parcels):
5.7
2020 volume (billion of parcels):
7.6
YoY growth:
34%

Company: FedEx
2019 volume (billion of parcels):
2.7
2020 volume (billion of parcels):
3.3
YoY growth:
22%

Company: UPS
2019 volume (billion of parcels):
4.4
2020 volume (billion of parcels):
4.9
YoY growth:
13%

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