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Frustration with IPS

Mark Fletcher
July 31st, 2015 · 6 Comments

IMG_8814 (1)I like Forge magazine but I do not like that I get four copies when I only need 2 and that I have to keep it on the shelves longer than viable given the cost of the space it occupies.

It is tough and often unprofitable work being a magazine specialist.


Category: magazine distribution · Magazine oversupply

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ANDREW // Jul 31, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Hi Mark we received 75 national geographic kids as we only sell about 50 womans day weekly a little excessive


  • 2 subaru // Jul 31, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Andrew, out of all the newsagents local to me, I’m so far “winning” on this one.
    Most of my neighbouring newsagents got NONE, one got 36, I got a WHOPPING 145….thats not a typo…one hundred and forty five!!!

    and on the last day of the month too. How convenient for them….by the time I got around to calling IPS, they had closed for the day. Their office hours are only until 3:30pm. Maybe we should keep office hours too…


  • 3 subaru // Jul 31, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    I meant to say that was refering to national geo kids…


  • 4 Dean // Jul 31, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    The National Geographic Kids are for a Sunday Age / whatever the Sydney version of the Age is called promotion. $3 with the Sunday Age.


  • 5 SUBARU // Jul 31, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Well it would have been nice to have some paperwork with it to explain,

    but it doesn’t explain why a lot of my neighbouring newsagents got none at all, or 36 in one case


  • 6 Gary // Jul 31, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    we got about 30% of our total Age supply, way to many.

    here is the email from IPS sent on Wed.


    Only $3.00 with any purchase of
    The Sunday Age or Sunday Sun Herald
    The Sunday Age and The Sydney Sun Herald will be running a special offer in conjunction with National Geographic.

    Participating newsagents will receive National Geographic KIDS on Friday 31st July for the Sunday promotion through the IPS Distribution platform.

    On sale Sunday 2nd August, with any purchase of The Sunday Age and the Sunday Sun Herald, customers will be able to purchase this promotional copy of National Geographic KIDS for only $3.00 (normally $6.99).

    The promotion is available to both retail purchases and subscribers as there will be a coupon in the paper. Subscribers will have an opportunity to redeem this coupon and purchase National Geographic KIDS up until COB Tuesday 4th August.

    The recall for this publication will be Tuesday 4th August COB. All returns for this promotional copy of National Geographic KIDS are to be returned via IPS, and all returns for The Sunday Age and The Sunday Sun Herald to Fairfax.

    On Thursday 6th August, National Geographic KIDS will also be distributed through Gordon and Gotch. These two publications should not be confused. The Gordon and Gotch edition will be plastic bagged which will include cover mounts and a $6.99 price displayed on the cover.

    For all enquiries please contact:

    Kind regards,
    The IPS Team


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