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Royal Wedding drives magazine delivery changes

Mark
April 28th, 2011 · 8 Comments

Here is advice from my newsagent software company Tower Systems for its newsagent customers on how to handle the changes to magazine deliveries by Network Services tomorrow and on the weekend which have been brought on by the royal wedding:

Friday 29/4
Cosmopolitan and Australian House and Garden will be delivered tomorrow however the physical invoice and EDI file will be dated 1st May. Once you have received this invoice through Invoice Arrivals your subagents will be automatically allocated orders dated on the 1/5 or 2/5 depending systems settings). However you may wish to deliver this stock to all or selected Subagents on Friday/Saturday. To do this you will need to change the date of the order in the Subagent Order Screen. Once in this screen go to the All Subagents Tab and enter the PLU for the title you wish to change. You will need to change the week ending date for the for the week that includes the 1st May. This will then display the titles and change the dates on the orders for each subagent to your desired delivery date.

Sunday 1/5
Most agents (All VIC, NSW, SE QLD, Metro WA) will receive their entire Monday Deliver on Sunday in order to capitalise on the Royal Wedding. This should not cause you any concerns the only thing to remember is when asked “If you want to change the Delivery Day” that you answer YES. This will ensure the Customer and Suborders are changed and dockets and runlists are correct.

I am blogging about the changes here to try and reach the widest community possible so that newsagents can prepare for the impact of the one-off changes.

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Category: magazine distribution · magazines

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 BruceH // May 1, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Has anyone actually received a magazine drop yet?? There has been no advice (to me knowledge) as regards what time we can expect magazines.

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  • 2 Mark // May 1, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Yes here suburban Melbourne.

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  • 3 Dean // May 1, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    We got our Network magazines. I think Gotch are still tomorrow, however as my brother did the magazines I am not 100% sure.

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  • 4 BruceH // May 1, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    We still have nothing at my store (NW Sydney). By phone enquiry, at least one nearby Newsagent got theirs at 3am and Womans Day is walking out the door. Three others nearby also have none! Very disappointing!!!

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  • 5 BruceH // May 1, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Mark, By the way, just noticed that the time shown on my blog post just lodged is 1 hour ahead. i know you guys think Melbourne is advanced, but it is only 10.25am, not 11.25am??

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  • 6 Paul S // May 1, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Got some of my Network delivery but no Womans Days. Looks like the idiots at Network strike again ! So many missed sales this morning from people asking for them after promoting them all week.

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  • 7 D R // May 1, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Coles which is 10 mte from our store has womens day we do not got N W, T V Week ,have sold 250 mails lot of people but no mags to sell Do not seem to like newsagents at Network

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  • 8 Mark // May 1, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Bruce, re the clock – yeah I have to reset for EST. My bad.

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