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Growing Number of Families Working in Parcel Delivery Service


Couples accounted for 13.6 percent of the 18,000 courier drivers nationwide. (image: CJ Logistics)

Couples accounted for 13.6 percent of the 18,000 courier drivers nationwide. (image: CJ Logistics)

SEOUL, May 20 (Korea Bizwire)Choi Han-min, a 43-years-old man who has been working as a courier for six years, has been working with his wife Jang Min-sook since two years ago as the volume of shipments from his clients has increased.

Jang, a stay-at-home mom, started working at a courier service to help her husband with his work, but now she and her husband are driving their own vehicles for deliveries in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province.

“The cost of education for three children is very high, but I work with my wife to secure additional customers and earn more household income, gaining stability at home and at work,” Choi said.

According to a survey conducted by CJ Logistics Corp., a major South Korean logistics firm,, couples accounted for 13.6 percent of the 18,000 courier drivers nationwide at 2,450, or 1,225 couples.

The figure is up 6 percent, or 70 pairs, from last year’s survey.

A total of 3,498, or about 20 percent of the total number of courier drivers, includes family members such as couples, parents-child relationships, and siblings.

CJ Logistics suggested that the increase in efficiency of work due to the miniaturization of delivery products and the introduction of technologies such as automated facilities are creating an environment where one can control the volume of deliveries and working hours on their own, and delivery person is changing into a job that can be recommended to one’s family.

The company also noted that as the volume of parcels has increased, courier drivers are recruiting family members such as spouses, children and relatives to increase household income and give jobs to unemployed family members instead of signing additional part-time jobs.

M. H. Lee (mhlee@koreabizwire.com)

2 thoughts on “Growing Number of Families Working in Parcel Delivery Service

  1. Jonathan Power

    Being a supply chain professional happy to see people are earning from delivery service. Now things are getting change, people love to order online rather than go to market. It will also increase their business.

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  2. John Carston

    I appreciate that you explained the importance of having jobs for families. I have a cousin who is hoping to find a reliable courier delivery service as he needs to give something to his friend and asked if I have any idea what is the best option to do. Thanks to this informative article and I’ll be sure to tell him that he can consult a well-known courier delivery service as they can answer all his inquiries.

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