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Entries Tagged as 'Basket building'

Newsagency sales benchmark study reveals tough December quarter

February 18th, 2013 · 9 Comments

Overall newsagency sales decline. 61% of participating newsagencies reported a decline in revenue. Of those reporting a decline, the average was 7%. Of those reporting growth, the average was 4%. Traffic. Customer traffic was down for 58% of newsagents recording an average decline of 1.8% in the number of transactions. Basket depth. 54% of newsagents […]

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Tags: Basket building · magazines · Newsagency management · newsagency marketing · Newspapers · Stationery

Newsagent suppliers concerned about data grab

January 24th, 2013 · 9 Comments

Several newsagent suppliers have expressed serious concerns about the move by For Arts Sake to syphon off all sales data for use by the company outside the participating newsagency. My understanding is that FAS is saying it will provide business analysis. I think that is a ruse since good newsagency software provides this to newsagents […]

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Tags: Basket building · Ethics · Newsagency management

How to drive basket efficiency in your newsagency

October 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments

Yesterday I published a video offering suggestions on How to Drive Basket Efficiency in Your Newsagency.  This video is another slice of content from my recent Newsagency of the Future workshop series.  Newsagencies today have excellent traffic.  While I do see challenges ahead for print, our future has three parts: today, short to medium term […]

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Tags: Basket building · magazines · Newsagency opportunities

Tips For a Successful Halloween Promotion in Your Newsagency

October 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Halloween is a wonderful seasonal opportunity for newsagents. By embracing the season you can connect with the community spirit, the shared experience and achieve some excellent sales as a result. Halloween is regarded by most as an American tradition.  Wikipedia suggests that it has its roots in a Celtic festival. Regardless, Halloween is growing in […]

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Tags: Basket building · Newsagency opportunities

Lip gloss a hot little seller

September 17th, 2010 · No Comments

We are enjoying success with these novelty lip gloss items at the counter.  They are good margin easy impulse purchase item and like all such items, once we sell out we will not replace them – not for the time being at least.  The key is to have them somewhere where daughters shopping with Mum […]

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Tags: Basket building · Newsagency opportunities

Great stand from Pacific Magazines

August 17th, 2010 · No Comments

I like the basket builder stand from Pacific Magazines promoting Men’s Health, Women’s Health and Prevention which we received this morning. I especially like the small footprint – meaning we can move the stand around based on space availability and traffic needs.  Our current plan is to start the week with the stand next to […]

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Tags: Basket building · magazines