The UK government has issued new guidance to parcel carriers and the e-commerce industry that aims to make sure consumers are charged a "fair delivery price".
Dutch postal service PostNL has launched Sunday delivery trials in the Netherlands, and a network of parcel pickup points in Belgium.
Irish parcel carrier Nightline has said it is now handling EUR 114m worth of e-commerce purchases through its nationwide network of self-service parcel locker terminals.
UPS profits have been dented by the restructuring of its healthcare programme, as earnings per share dropped 57% in the second quarter of the year.
The number of failed home deliveries in the UK spiked "alarmingly" last month, according to the latest industry figures.
Parcel carrier DPD aims to double its share of the German business-to-consumer shipping market in the next four years by "making the parcel digital".
Union leaders have agreed to proposals by Royal Mail to begin trialling Sunday deliveries in south-east England.
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