As part of our postal industry practice, we annually compile a list of the Top 150 USPS Suppliers FY 2017 based on data received under the Freedom of Information Act. Here are the results.
2017 TOP 10 USPS SUPPLIERS
|Rank||Company||FY16 Revenues ($)||Billing Location|
|1||Federal Express Corp.||1,610,032,667.51||Pasadena, CA|
|2||Eagle Express Lines, Inc. / Hoovestol, Inc.||452,429,404.39||South Holland, IL|
|3||EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation||402,457,507.23||Statesville, NC|
|4||Salmon Companies, Inc.||314,302,632.19||Little Rock, AR|
|5||Victory Packaging||221,231,326.34||Houston, TX|
|6||Accenture Federal Services||204,401,689.37||Chicago, IL|
|7||HP Enterprise Services, LLC||198,520,000.24||Plano, TX|
|8||Northrop Grumman Corporation / Solystic SAS||194,079,920.46||Merrifield, VA|
|9||Wheeler Bros., Inc.||179,731,008.40||Somerset, PA|
|10||United Parcel Service of America, Inc. (UPS)||171,629,039.45||Louisville, KY|
Overall, USPS spent $13.9 billion on outside purchases and rental payments in FY 2017, an increase of $181 million over last year. The Top 10 USPS suppliers received a total of $3.9 billion, up $400 million from last year and accounting for 28 percent of the Postal Service’s total spend. The Top 150 suppliers received $9.2 billion, about two-thirds of the agency’s total spend. Only 81 suppliers collected revenues exceeding $25 million in 2017.
As it has since 2002, Federal Express Corporation lands atop the list, this year with $1.61 billion in revenues—about a $68 million drop from its 2016 earnings. FedEx carries package and letter mail for the Postal Service. FedEx’s air cargo network contract with the Postal Service has been extended several times, and the latest extension takes it to September 29, 2024.