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Sure it’s only by a couple of copies but here is evidence of Zoo being oversupplied

Mark Fletcher
July 28th, 2014 · 5 Comments

zoooversupplyClick on the image the see the screen shot showing the data Bauer has relied on to set our supply of Zoo Weekly. Look particularly at issues 28 through 33. Without justification our supply was increased.

While┬áit’s only an extra copy, Bauer is hard on newsagents who are only a day late paying their bill.

Bauer is tough on newsagents yet it rejects complaints from newsagents when they are tough on the company. It needs to drop its double standards.


Category: magazine distribution · Magazine oversupply

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 MAX // Jul 28, 2014 at 7:43 AM

    Complete oposite here with ZOO. I need more so they send me less.


  • 2 Mark Fletcher // Jul 28, 2014 at 7:49 AM



  • 3 Ben // Jul 28, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    I’ve been oversupplied on at least 10-15 titles over the past 2-3 weeks. All small so from the usual 3 increased to 5 or 6, and the usual 10 up to 14, and I just early return them. But add this up across the entire network and it’s how the distributors are staying afloat. Perhaps the distributors themselves will fall before the magazines….


  • 4 Clive // Jul 29, 2014 at 6:41 AM

    Thursday is 31 July. Wait and see the money grab coming our way from Gotch and Network.


  • 5 MAX // Jul 29, 2014 at 6:59 AM

    Clive – Gotch, Network and the publishers will deny it, but you are right. Yesterdays mags were one of the smallest ones ever, about 2 sheets of labels all up. I have printed out Networks labels for Thursday. I have over 3.5 sheets for them alone. I don’t label any weeklies or the big sellers like AWW. I can’t wait to see Gotchs numbers


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