NAICS 5 Digit Industry 49221

Industry 49221

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 49221 – Local Messengers and Local Delivery

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 49221: See industry description for NAICS 492210 below.

Industry Description of NAICS Code 492210: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing local messenger and delivery services of small items within a single metropolitan area or within an urban center. These establishments generally provide point-to-point pickup and delivery and do not operate as part of an intercity courier network.

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Illustrative Examples of NAICS Industry 49221

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

  • Alcoholic beverages delivery services
  • Letters, documents, or small parcels local delivery services
  • Grocery delivery services (i.e., independent service from grocery store)
  • Restaurant meals delivery services (i.e., independent service from restaurant)

Cross-References for Industry 49221

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 49221. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Providing local letter and parcel delivery services as part of an intercity courier network–are classified in Industry NAICS 492110, Couriers and Express Delivery Services;
  • Operating the National Postal Service or providing postal services on a contract basis (except the bulk transportation of mail)–are classified in Industry NAICS 491110, Postal Service; and
  • Providing the bulk transportation of mail on a contract basis to and from Postal Service establishments–are classified in Industry Group 4841, General Freight Trucking.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 49221

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 49221. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Alcoholic beverage delivery service
  • Bicycle courier
  • Delivery service (except as part of intercity carrier network, U.S. Postal Service)
  • Grocery delivery services (i.e., independent service from grocery store)
  • Local letter and parcel delivery services (except as part of intercity carrier network, U.S. Postal Service)
  • Messenger service
  • Restaurant meals delivery services (i.e., independent delivery services)
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 4922: Local Messengers and Local Delivery
        • Industry 49221: Local Messengers and Local Delivery (Current Page)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 492210: Local Messengers and Local Delivery

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