A first-rate service for retailers

The service we provide to retailers includes daily delivery of newspapers and magazines with the majority being provided on a sale or return basis.

We collect newspaper returns six days of the week, and four days for magazines. These are processed daily in order to give prompt credit, and enhance cash flow for our customers. 
We provide back office support and our customer service teams are on-hand throughout the day to provide help when needed. Our copy management service helps with stock decisions, allocating quantities on the basis of accurate forecasts of demand in store.

Selling newspapers and magazines makes good business sense, for retailers of every size. These fast-moving consumer goods help draw customers into a store, and their attractive margins ensure they make a healthy contribution to profitability. In fact News and Magazines are one of the biggest footfall drivers for convenience retailers.

Helping retailers maximise
their profit

We provide a suite of solutions that help retailers maximise their profit from newspapers and magazines.

Our support for retailers
is a key part of our success

We support our retailers in driving sales growth and maximising profitability, so that they can enjoy the full benefits of selling print publications in store.

Case study

Kate owns an independent newsagents in Upton-Upon-Severn, Worcestershire. Kate’s not the only newspaper and magazine retailer on the main high street, but she strives to be the best and works hard to get to know her customers."

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Kate’s a member of Smiths News’ Premier Club and enjoys many of the club’s benefits. This includes taking advantage of the exclusive Premier Club promotions and using the advice from the monthly category management pack so she can focus on the different ways she can increase her magazines and newspaper sales.  Talking about being a Premier Club, Kate said:

“I would recommend Premier Club to other retailers.  Because my staff and I know what many of our customers like to read we are able to promote the most suitable Premier Club titles to them, so we get the most of out the exclusive promotions and offers.”

“I have trained my staff on how to use Premier Club’s category management pack because I think it’s important that they understand how they use it and which magazines they need to promote to our customers when I’m not working in the store.”

Find out if you are covered by Smiths News

By entering your postcode we can let you know whether Smiths News can supply your news and magazines (and if not who can). We'll also tell you where your nearest Smiths News distribution centre is.  If you are interested in receiving newspaper and magazine supplies from Smiths News, click here to obtain a delivery service quote.

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