Wells Fargo and Company was the very first courier service in the United States, beginning in 1852 with the now famous 6 horse Concord stagecoach. In1857 Wells Fargo formed together with other established freighting companies the 'Overland Mail Company'.
A twice weekly service was introduced from St Louis and San Francisco utilizing Steamship, railroad and the famous stagecoach.
Partnering with Ben Holladay’s Overland Express in the early 1860's mail was relayed between horesman known as the 'Pony Express' between St Joseph, Missouri and Sacremento, California. The Overland mail company ran and operated the Pony Express in 1861 from California to Salt Lake City, Utah with a contract for the United States mail.
In 1866 Wells Fargo purchased Ben Holladays 'Overland Express' and along with accusitions of the 'Pioneer and Overland Stagelines' became the largest stagecoach business in the World.
Wells Fargo continued building their express courier empire delivering cash and gold bullion during the gold rush era of the mid to late 1800's and right in to the 20th Century.
An estimated 8,000 courier companies exist in the USA with an annual turnover in 2014 of 90 Billion US dollars. United States has the largest revenue in terms of courier services followed by China and Europe.
Emerging freight markets in India and South America are growing yearly. The Worldwide turnover of revenue in the industry which includes North America exceeded $220 billion in 2015.
With the online shopping boom courier companies are reaping the rewards with growth of almost 2.5 billion dollars per year every year since 2009.
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