Introduction to who we are
Since it was founded in 1995, Newsstand has grown to become the largest independent magazine retailer in the UK. We have pioneered single copy sales online and our ongoing sales growth demonstrates the need for these services within the industry.
We are immensely proud of what we can offer our independent publishers. Whether you’re simply looking to be stocked on our website or for a reliable fulfilment service for single copy and subscriptions, we’re sure we have something to offer you.
We have been distributing UK press since 1898, but we’re still happy to provide references should you need further reassurance!
If you have any questions at all, contact our Publisher Liaison Coordinator, Bethany, at the following email address. We look forward to hearing from you.
Fulfilment Service Overview
- The complete sales & fulfilment operation of your magazine.
- Single copy, back issue, subscription & retail deliveries.
- Same day despatch, 1st Class delivery worldwide via Royal Mail.
- Subscriber data management, renewals and targeted marketing.
- Unbeatable margins.
- Industry leading customer service for all of your customers.
Examples of your retained margins are shown here:
|UK||400g||£8 cover price||79% margin retained by you|
|UK||230g||£5 cover price||72% margin retained by you|
|USA||475g||£4 cover price||55% margin retained by you|
|Germany||650g||£10 cover price||78% margin retained by you|
You may choose to handle your own online transactions, or use a Newsstand page or white label site to lessen the cost and workload even further. We also have an API system in place to communicate orders from your web shop, straight into our database to make the transfer of data quick and reliable.
Option 1- Simple fulfilment
- Newsstand will simply handle the fulfilment of your magazine, still offering you our excellent delivery services, competitive prices and customer service.
- The customer buys a magazine directly from your website.
- You send us the fulfilment data in our approved spreadsheet layout or via our API system.
- We will despatch copies same day, worldwide.
- At the end of the month, you will be invoiced by Newsstand for delivery and processing costs.
Option 2- Linking through to Newsstand
- Newsstand acts as your online retailer, handling everything from start to finish meaning you only have to worry about creating your publication.
- When a customer goes to buy a magazine from your website, they are linked through to your page on Newsstand’s website.
- We can create a branded white label site for you on our website if you would prefer.
- The customer buys the magazine directly from us.
- We package it to your specification and send it out for next day delivery.
- At the end of the month, Newsstand pays you a fixed margin of the cover price.
If that sounds like the kind of thing that you’re looking for, please do get in touch- we would love to hear from you.