Last-Mile Delivery Software Industry Flourishes in Japan

Japan’s last-mile delivery software industry is thriving, driven by a booming e-commerce market and technological advancements. Cloud-based deployment model is predicted to retain its maximum share in the forecast period.

Newark, Del, Oct. 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The deployment of last-mile delivery software in Japan is projected to achieve a robust Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.9% up to the year 2033. As for last-mile delivery technology solutions in Japan, they are expected to present significant growth opportunities, with an anticipated revenue of US$ 86.3 million in 2023. To address issues related to low productivity and labor shortages in Japan’s transportation sector, stakeholders in the last-mile delivery industry are expected to prioritize investments in cutting-edge technologies. It is forecasted that the last-mile delivery software sector will achieve sales amounting to US$ 225.4 million by 2033

The last-mile delivery software sector in Japan has been rapidly expanding, driven by the surge in e-commerce, on-demand services, and the need for timely and secure deliveries. Future Market Insight indicates that the industry is poised to reach new heights in the coming years.

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Key factors contributing to this growth include:

E-commerce Boom: Japan’s e-commerce market is flourishing, with a growing number of consumers shopping online. This trend has led to an increased demand for efficient last-mile delivery solutions to ensure swift and accurate deliveries.

Tech Advancements: The integration of cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and Internet of Things (IoT) in last-mile delivery software has improved route optimization, tracking, and customer experience.

Sustainability Focus: With growing environmental awareness, there is a significant shift toward eco-friendly and sustainable delivery options, making it imperative for companies to adapt and innovate.

Regional Analysis:

Different regions in Japan exhibit varying dynamics within the last-mile delivery software sector:

Tokyo: As Japan’s business hub, Tokyo remains the epicenter of last-mile delivery software innovations. The city’s diverse needs and high population density create a vibrant market for technology providers and logistics companies.

Kansai Region: Osaka, Kyoto, and other cities in the Kansai region are experiencing a surge in demand for efficient last-mile delivery solutions, particularly due to the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Rural Areas: Rural Japan is witnessing a rise in delivery software adoption, fueled by the need to serve remote communities and businesses effectively.

In a statement regarding the growth of the last-mile delivery software industry in Japan, Sudip Saha, a Co-founder and managing director at Future Market Insights (FMI), noted, “The Japanese last-mile delivery software market is rapidly evolving to meet the demands of a digitalized and environmentally-conscious society. The innovative technologies, competitive landscape, and regional variations we are witnessing today are indicative of a dynamic and promising future for the industry.”

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Competitive Landscape:

The last-mile delivery software industry in Japan boasts a competitive landscape, with both local and international players vying for market share. Key companies that have established a significant presence in the market include:

Rakuten: A leading e-commerce platform in Japan, Rakuten offers a comprehensive suite of last-mile delivery software solutions, including delivery tracking and real-time updates.

Yamato Transport: A well-established logistics company, Yamato Transport provides reliable last-mile delivery services and software that cater to the diverse needs of businesses and consumers.

Uber Eats: The popular food delivery platform has gained prominence in Japan, offering efficient last-mile delivery solutions for the restaurant industry.

Start-ups: Numerous innovative start-ups are entering the market with niche solutions, focusing on automation, sustainability, and localized delivery services.

Some Key Companies Offering Last-mile Delivery Software in Japan

  • Sagawa Express
  • Yamato Transport (Kuroneko)
  • Rakuten Super Logistics
  • Sagawa Global Logistics
  • Nippon Express
  • Parcel Live Japan
  • OpenLogi
  • Delight Ventures
  • AnyMind Group
  • Others

The last-mile delivery software industry in Japan is undoubtedly on the brink of a significant transformation. As consumers continue to rely on online shopping, and businesses aim to optimize their delivery operations, the industry will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of commerce in the country.

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Key Segments


  • Cloud-based Last-Mile Delivery Software
  • On-Premises Last-Mile Delivery Software
  • Web-based Last-Mile Delivery Software

Enterprise Size:

  • Small and Mid-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Large Enterprises


  • Courier, Express & Parcel
  • Retail & FMCG
  • Transportation
  • BFSI
  • eCommerce
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Others

Key Cities:

  • Kanto
  • Chubu
  • Kinki
  • Kyushu & Okinawa
  • Tohoku
  • Rest of Japan


Sudip Saha is the managing director and co-founder at Future Market Insights, an award-winning market research and consulting firm. Sudip is committed to shaping the market research industry with credible solutions and constantly makes a buzz in the media with his thought leadership. His vast experience in market research and project management in consumer electronics will likely remain the leading end-use sector cross verticals in APAC, EMEA, and the Americas, reflecting his growth-oriented approach to clients.

He is a strong believer and proponent of innovation-based solutions, emphasizing customized solutions to meet one client’s requirements at a time. His foresightedness and visionary approach recently recognized him as the ‘Global Icon in Business Consulting’ at the ET Inspiring Leaders Awards 2022.

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