IN THIS ISSUE TOP STORY Internet of Things will boost supply chain and logistics operations ■ AMERICAS Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards accepting entries ■ Amazon expands one-hour delivery service to more cities as drone tests approach ■ ASIA PACIFIC Westpac Customers Can Now Bank@Post ■ Australia Post develops wearable parcel delivery app ■ TNT opens state-of-the-art hub in Sydney ■ Alibaba’s Tmall tests three-hour deliveries ■ Green lights for Japan Post’s takeover of Toll Group ■ EUROPE UPU chief tells Posts to ‘move out of comfort zone’ ■ UPS drives on with US$1bn European investment plans ■ Asendia launches e-Commerce white papers ■ Austrian Post seeks strategic partner for trans-o-flex ■ Estonian postal operator Omniva grows revenues on parcels and e-Commerce ■ Posti Group sells its Scandinavian road freight operations ■ DHL Parcel to consolidate branding for its shopping portal ■ Car becomes mobile delivery address for parcels ■ DHL Express starts building new facility in Freiburg ■ GLS offers flexible deliveries in Luxemburg ■ Lithuania Post unit increases parcel volumes by 17% ■ Profitable Russian Post plans online marketplace for e-Commerce growth ■ DHL invests in new Swedish airport facility ■ Swiss Post to test drones for parcel deliveries this summer ■ UK cities are hidden ‘export epicentres’, FedEx survey finds ■ UK online retail sales post first-ever quarterly single-digit growth in Q1 2015 ■ UK Mail profits suffer as volumes boosted by City Link collapse ■ DPD wins high-profile British innovation award for Predict service IN THE DIRECT MARKETING SPECIAL FEATURE STORY Location-based marketing ■ NEWS USPS partners with Salesforce to get 360 degree view of customers ■ Austrian Post launches Better No Letter campaign ■ Closer cooperation is needed to promote admail ■ to acquire shipping software firm Endicia ■ RESEARCH Advertising mail still popular with French consumers, confirms recent study ■ CASE STUDY/b> Arjowiggins Graphic raises brand awareness for its paper range ■ The Salvation Army: an award-winning multi-media campaign