<b>IN THIS ISSUE</b> <b>TOP STORY</b> New study from Royal Mail MarketReach reveals mail’s long-term value to advertisers ■ <b>AMERICAS</b> Direct mail beats digital advertising in driving consumers to act, according to study ■ 7-Eleven launches on-demand delivery service in US ■ <b>ASIA PACIFIC</b> Alibaba launches wine e-retail platform for Chinese market ■ Rakuten launches range of new delivery services ■ New Zealand Post Group reports ‘solid result’ for 2015 ■ SATS and SingPost to collaborate in area of e-Commerce ■ Supply chain and e-Commerce top for Asia Pacific ■ UPS announces service enhancements ■ <b>EUROPE</b> Post office has become a place for mainly receiving parcels ■ DPD France partners with e-Commerce software provider PrestaShop ■ Posti experiments with robotic helicopters in e-commerce deliveries ■ Parcel operators challenge DHL with home delivery parcel box in Germany ■ TNT Germany signs up 3D trinckle for 3D printing in logistics processes ■ DHL to invest extensively in Sub-Saharan Africa ■ Demand for self-service parcel terminals is growing in Lithuania ■ Lithuania Post reports strong revenue increase ■ Good first six months for Posten Norge ■ UPS opens new parcel hub in Poland ■ Poland’s Integer ups half-year revenues 23% as international expansion continues ■ Russian Post H1 revenues up 6%, net loss 18 times lower ■ Correos invests over €6m in fleet upgrade with 1,367 new vehicles ■ Fast click & collect service for Swiss train passengers ■ Swiss Post promotes e-voting ■ Swiss Post achieves encouraging result in difficult environment ■ Ex-TNT Post Whistl opens Scottish ‘Super Depot’ ■ UK online retail posts double-digit growth in July