IN THIS ISSUE TOP STORY Most US online shoppers want more shipping options for Christmas ■ AMERICAS UPS opens facility to offer medical device replenishment services ■ Amazon seeks ‘Flex’ consumers to deliver ultra-fast Prime Now parcels ■ US delivery start-ups, e-retailers expand same-day deliveries ■ ASIA PACIFIC Australia Post records full-year loss of $222m ■ TNT China upgrades its gateway facility in Shanghai ■ Alibaba Group and Ant Financial enter into strategic investment in India’s Paytm ■ SingPost enables online retailing for Canon Singapore ■ UPS expands services in China ■ Amazon expands Indian logistics services and network ■ EUROPE TNT launches road service to Georgia, reduces road transit times to Moscow ■ DHL and Toyota Material Handling Europe sign contract for delivery of racking systems ■ Omniva to establish joint enterprise with Chinese courier company ■ Posti pilots Saturday parcel deliveries ■ French e-Commerce sales continue double-digit growth in Q2 2015 ■ DPD lets German consumers track parcels to their doorstep ■ DHL Parcel Germany pilots new mobile parcel box ■ DHL opens the third life sciences and healthcare competency centre in Germany ■ Zalando pilots same-day delivery in Cologne and Berlin ■ An Post makes deliveries simple and secure ■ Italian business continues to be part of PostNL ■ PostNL trials delivery appointments ■ TNT awarded five-year contract with Harding Safety ■ SEUR targets Spanish consumers with new Pickup parcel delivery points ■ Swiss Post makes online shopping easier ■ DPD Switzerland launches cross-border consumer parcel deliveries to 28 EU countries ■ Hermes UK upgrades Warrington hub ■ UPS opens new UK logistics centre for retail and high-tech sectors ■ DPD opens Europe’s largest parcel hub ready for 2015 peak ■ UK e-retail parcel volumes drop back at double-digit rate in August