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The nonsense of newspaper commissions for retail newsagents

Mark Fletcher
June 11th, 2019 · 2 Comments

Three price change notifications to one newsagent, for three newspapers, all to the same cover price, but each with a different commission, from the one publisher. The work for the newsagent is the same for each. Maybe I am missing something, but the differences do not make sense to me.

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Category: Newspapers · Ugh!

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  • 1 andy // Jun 11, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    a long way from a 25% margin

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  • 2 Jason // Jun 13, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Looks like they have harmonised it like they said they would.

    The commission is clearly the gap between the cover price and the wholesale price. So you always end up keeping the same amount for each paper, despite the different wholesale prices…

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