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The challenge of a newsagency with two entrances

Mark Fletcher
December 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I am doing some work with a couple of newsagencies at the moment with two entrances: one at the front of the shop facing onto the high street and one at the rear facing onto a car park.

Each shop is long, has two counters, lotteries at one entrance, newspapers and top weekly magazines at both.

I’d be curious to read how others have dealt with the challenge of splitting products and employees between the two entrances. While register data from each entrance can help, I wanted to throw the topic open here to see what others have done.

Over to you


Category: Newsagency management

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Angelo // Dec 5, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    I find these sorts of shops difficult as an operator in my view as on the downside I am committed to at least two staff no matter how quiet it is. I can’t close one door as the Lotto is at one end but I guess it depends on the layout.
    I have two entrances with the counter located between them and find it easy to manage and keep an eye on theft as well as work alone.
    Given the layout you are talking about I guess it is imperative that there is an equal mix of appealing products at each end as well as as full regular services one would expect as I wouldn’t want to be losing sales.


  • 2 Jarryd Moore // Dec 5, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Is it viable to relocate both counters to one central location? This could help achieve a more efficient use of available space, draw people slightly further into the shop and open up space at both entrances for more product or displays.


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