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Network set to take on NDD Australian titles

Mark Fletcher
June 25th, 2010 · 15 Comments

Mediaweek this morning reported that Network Services is moving to support Australian publishers who have been using NDD for magazine distribution.

No mention of the international titles in the Mediaweek report.  Maybe these will end up at Gotch – this would be a natural fit.

Newsagents will be watching Network and Gotch to see that the changes result in a more efficient assortment of titles.  One excuse put by distributors to newsagents in the past was that they did not know what newsagents were getting from the other two.  Now, there is one less to be concerned about.


Category: magazine distribution · magazines

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Brett // Jun 26, 2010 at 8:59 AM

    Let us trust that they do not now dump all that product on us without seeking our input. I have been without any NDD titles for nearly a year now, there is only one or two that I would like to get.


  • 2 Max // Jun 26, 2010 at 9:07 AM

    Us too, Brett.


  • 3 Mark // Jun 26, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    I have spoken with several people at Network about this and I hear a genuine desire to get the transition right. They will, in the medium term, use NDD allocation systems from what I understand.


  • 4 Brett // Jun 26, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    That would mean then that I get none. Lets see, perhaps they could send an email asking what we want out of their new title list. Then again, emails and Network do not seem to get along.


  • 5 shaun s // Jun 26, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    maybe they could email Mark and then Mark could ask us all because it seems to be the only email address they have on file


  • 6 Y&G // Jun 27, 2010 at 7:11 AM


    And some think we’re still in the bloody dark ages!

    Why don’t they do it the way Gotch did? Offer a list of titles via email, and allow us to choose for ourselves?


  • 7 ED // Jun 28, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    ndd titles are useless. what happens now is different toilet, same old crap.

    if they are gonna use ndd allocations, maybe we should all put the allocations to 0.


  • 8 shaun s // Jun 28, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    I wouldn’t say NDD had great mags on offer but the ones that do sell are worth having .Out of the 3 enforcers i mean distibutors NDD is the only one each month that i actually make money out of the other 2 sales are way higher than ndd products but so are the bills and it is most months that the bill way out ways the sales so for me pesonally i would have rather deal with NDD


  • 9 Luke // Jun 29, 2010 at 7:43 AM

    I just got an email from exchangit, talking about sending daily sales figures, and about our ITC’s but what are the distributors doing with these figures? We return 35-40 WD to network each week and scan all mags, but they have not reducing our allocations at all over the past 6 months. If we sell low they soon ship us more stock of mags we do not need but never cut back the oversupply. With the threat of increased fees if we do not fully comply it seems very one sided to me.


  • 10 MAX // Jun 29, 2010 at 8:36 AM

    I totally agree with you. Exchangeit is one sided. We get told if your sales data is not correct we will increase your fees.
    Yet after the NDC fiasco, getting last weeks NDD files this week, files with wrong quantities, wrong mags on the file……


  • 11 shaun s // Jun 29, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    they want the sales data why not them pay for it , once again we have to back there business


  • 12 MAX // Jun 29, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    Make Exchangeit free would be a good start.


  • 13 Luke // Jun 29, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    I do not mind paying for what exchangeit used to be, edi files and returns. Suppliers already have our sales data by allocations minus returns so why do we have to pay to give them more. If they want more info then let them pay not the other way round, they do not base allocations on sales data because they refuse to reduce oversupply unless it suits them. An example I normally get 4 british football and return all 4, tomorrow I will be getting 8, I will be getting my normal allocation of horse deals even though I return over 70% of every issue, where is the sales based allocation based on sales data?


  • 14 ED // Jun 29, 2010 at 3:45 PM


    i agree with you completely.
    certain titles i send back 100% for months on end. and end up with more allocation each month.

    i think SBA is an excuse to send even more magazines .


  • 15 shaun s // Jul 7, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    OH well looks like fair fax is into mags now ,mark do you know if these will be getting handled like magazine companys with being able to return . they don’t even come with a recall date or what price we buy them for


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