IN THIS ISSUE EDITORIALAMERICAS Canada Post tracking available on Google Now ■ Marken opens New York JFK facility ■ ASIA PACIFIC Deutsche Post DHL plans to open second Innovation Centre in Singapore ■ New Zealand Post Group sells CouriersPlease for AU$95M ■ EUROPE TNT Airways to replace all paper flight documents by iPads ■ Austrian Post delivers for QVC and adds parcel points ■ GLS has double-digit export growth from Austria ■ Le Groupe La Poste enter the era of connected objects ■ Le Groupe La Poste opens its first Pickup store ■ DHL Express France invests €30m in network ■ German electronics giants Media Markt and Saturn expand same-day deliveries ■ DHL launches new trend report: Self-Driving Vehicles in Logistics ■ DPD plans €50m German hub ■ TNT starts Venice freighter service ■ PostNL expands Executive Committee ■ DPD opens new €5.5m sorting centre in Slovakia ■ Correos launches CityPaq parcel terminals to expand e-Commerce services ■ Swiss Post launches automatic SMS notification for parcel delivery ■ Royal Mail launches 3D printing trial ■ Yodel suspends collections as e-Commerce volumes overwhelm capacity ■ DPD UK builds parcel hub CHRISTMAS SPECIAL TOP STORY SMEs without click & collect at a disadvantage ■ AMERICAS Canada Post launches Christmas stamps ■ Canada Post gears up for record-breaking holiday season ■ Christmas online shopping season kicks off with strong growth in US ■ USPS app transforms mail collection boxes using ■ USPS delivers packages seven days a week during holidays ■ FedEx forecasts record holiday volume ■ UPS forecasts record holiday deliveries ■ UPS Delivering Wishes for the Holidays ■ The UPS Store adds holiday cheer to shipped packages ■ ASIA PACIFIC Australia Post launches weekend deliveries and extended post office hours ■ Australia Post launches special Christmas stamps ■ Gift cards popular choice in Australia ■ EUROPE Over 150 new parcel points added to Posti’s network ■ DHL Express France shows solid volume growth and expects surge for Christmas ■ French e-Commerce sales continue double-digit growth in Q3 2014 ■ German online sales to rise for Christmas despite lower average spend ■ An Post launches Christmas stamps ■ PostNL and 9straatjesonline.com expand with Same Evening Delivery Service ■ Top chefs present Good Food Book and new December stamps ■ PostNL delivers 1m parcels on 2 December ■ Nordic online shopping in full swing for holiday season ■ Swiss Post gives Santa Claus a helping hand ■ Royal Mail to open its busiest delivery offices on Sundays over the festive period ■ Sending of traditional Christmas cards still more popular than e-cards in UK ■ British shoppers to generate record online sales for Christmas ■ Royal Mail to open temporary parcel sort centres for Christmas ■ Royal Mail issues 2014 Christmas stamps featuring festive scenes