NAICS 5 Digit Industry 49211

Industry 49211

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 49211 – Couriers and Express Delivery Services

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 49211: See industry description for NAICS 492110 below.

Industry Description of NAICS Code 492110: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing air, surface, or combined mode courier and express delivery services of parcels, but not operating under a universal service obligation. These parcels can include goods and documents, but the express delivery services are not part of the normal mail service. These services are generally between metropolitan areas, urban centers, or international, but the establishments of this industry form a network that includes local pick-up and delivery to serve their customers’ needs.

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Illustrative Examples of NAICS Industry 49211

What are some examples of this industry classification? The bulleted items below are illustrative examples of this 5-digit NAICS industry.

  • Air courier services, except establishments operating under a universal service obligation
  • Express delivery services, except establishments operating under a universal service obligation
  • Courier services (i.e., intercity network), except establishments operating under a universal service obligation

Cross-References for Industry 49211

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 49211. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Providing parcel and express delivery services in addition to mail services under a universal service obligation–are classified in Industry NAICS 491110, Postal Service;
  • Providing messenger and delivery services within a metropolitan area or within an urban center–are classified in Industry NAICS 492210, Local Messengers and Local Delivery; and
  • Providing the truck transportation of palletized general freight–are classified in Industry Group 4841, General Freight Trucking.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 49211

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 49211. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Air courier services (except establishments operating under a universal service obligation)
  • Courier services (i.e., intercity network) (except establishments operating under a universal service obligation)
  • Express delivery services (except establishments operating under a universal service obligation)
  • Local letter and parcel delivery services as part of intercity courier network
Industry Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 48-49: Transportation and Warehousing
    • Subsector 492: Couriers and Messengers
      • Industry Group 4921: Couriers and Express Delivery Services
        • Industry 49211: Couriers and Express Delivery Services (Current Page)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 492110: Couriers and Express Delivery Services

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