IN THIS ISSUE TOP STORY Royal Mail collaborates with UK Government for “Exporting is GREAT” campaign ■ AMERICAS US Postal Service prepares for high volumes of mail during holiday season ■ US Postal Service reports end of fiscal year results ■ UPS Prices €1.2bn senior notes offering ■ ASIA PACIFIC SingPost has strong half-year revenue and profits growth ■ New Zealand Post Group sells Converga to Canon Australia ■ Parcel volumes soar 68% as China’s 11.11. Singles Day smashes records ■ EUROPE DHL awarded new six-year contract for aftermarket deliveries ■ PostNord signs framework agreements with three IT suppliers ■ Austrian Post reports Q3 results ■ Swiss Post confirms plan to realign internal truck fleet ■ Royal Mail signs delivery deal with British bookshop ■ Royal Mail and AliExpress link Chinese exporters and UK online shoppers ■ DPD UK - Europe’s largest parcel hub officially opened ahead of 2015 peak ■ Same day delivery with PostNL ■ Royal Mail launches 2D barcodes for parcels at Post Office IN THIS E-COMMERCE SPECIAL TOP STORY Smartphones are the device of choice for young British shoppers ■ NEWS Swiss Post responds to e-Commerce growth ■ Argos in the UK launches same-day home delivery service ■ Uber moves ahead with its on-demand logistics service in the US ■ Canada Post’s tests a new e-Commerce fit postal store design ■ Royal Mail extends Local Collect network ■ RESEARCH Pitney Bowes study reveals how consumers shop around the world ■ UK shoppers reveal Christmas shopping habits