IN THIS ISSUE TOP STORY New survey: Direct Mail tops TV, digital ads in helping swing voters decide ■ AMERICAS UPS Worldwide Express Plus service guarantees morning delivery to more places around the world ■ UPS grows its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet ■ ASIA PACIFIC Postie of the future to focus on parcel delivery ■ SingPost’s eCommerce powers the launch of Timberland’s first official eCommerce store in Southeast Asia ■ DHL Express bolsters regional trade with €85m South Asia Hub ■ EUROPE DHL sees positive parcel business development in Austria after first year of operations ■ DHL Express opens new sorting center at its European air freight hub in Leipzig ■ DPD Germany acquires last remaining founding partner DPD Zeitfracht ■ Amazon offers free same-evening delivery for its premium customers ■ Amazon to recruit more than 6500 temps as Christmas approaches ■ Irish film director launches first online retail platform for Irish towns ■ FedEx Express Expands Paris-Charles de Gaulle Distribution Hub ■ Royal Mail appointed to Scottish Ministers Postal Services Framework ■ Parcelforce worldwide announces Christmas posting dates