A new type of magazine subscription bureau
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.
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.
"Newsstand are reliable, cost-effective and efficient. Not only do they provide an excellent dispatch service, but their customer service is second to none – even at very high volumes they are always helpful, quick to find solutions and friendly. It is truly a pleasure to deal with Newsstand, who have completely transformed and streamlined the way we publish, distribute and handle magazine subscriptions."
- Jack Self, Real Review
"To say Newsstand are great is an understatement: they are simply the best subscription and fulfilment partner we have ever had. Their service is impeccable and their customer service second to none. Their excellent support means we can focus on the business of making magazines rather than shipping them!"
- Cathy Olmedillas, Anorak
"We’ve been working with David and his amazing team at Newsstand for almost three years now and I could not vouch for their services enough. They are considerate and meticulous, and really do go the extra mile to make the fulfilment process a breeze."
- Rosa Park, Editor of Cereal
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.
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. You can see an example here.
- 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.
“We've been working with Newsstand since we launched rakesprogress in June and Bethany and her team have been hugely helpful in guiding us through the maze of fulfilling orders as we take our initial steps as first time publishers. You can't let your readers down when they've shown a leap of faith in ordering a new magazine, especially when they are doing so having only seen the issue on your website and Newsstand's next day delivery service has worked smoothly and efficiently. And what began as a trickle has now turned into a business where they deal with hundreds of our magazines a month. They also handle our subscriptions – a crucial part of our embryonic business – with minimal fuss. Fast, efficient and quick to come back to any query, we have been very impressed with their service. All we remains is for us to upgrade our website so that we can take advantage of their new automated ordering system, direct from our website – no more spreadsheets!”
- Tom Loxley, Rakesprogress
“Newsstand has been handling all of Stack’s mailing since March 2015 and they offer a really fantastic service. Stack is a small business that’s passionate about magazines, and it makes a huge difference to be working with a partner that shares the same values. David and the team are attentive and quick to respond with solutions that fit our needs as we continue to grow together.”
- Steve Watson, Stack