NANA has represented several Members direct with Ovato in order to overcome problems associated with their new delivery contractors. Problems have been experienced in Sydney metro, NSW rural and regional, and ACT locations.
Wrapaway had advised some Newsagents that they intended to reduce commissions on their stable of titles from 25% to 12.5% effective 12 July 2020. Wrapaway provides many foreign language papers and magazines to Newsagents via the News Corp distribution service.
NANA has been working with Members in Southern NSW to seek the removal of freight applied by News Corp Australia on interstate titles. The proximity of South Coast Newsagents to the Victorian border has meant that many carry the Herald Sun out of Melbourne.
Recent changes to Ovato’s distribution contract arrangements, especially in the Sydney metropolitan and Blue Mountains areas have highlighted the need to keep on top of the new contractors and sort out delivery arrangements to safeguard deliveries.
Over the last 6 months distribution of News Corp Australia mastheads has changed dramatically with the appointment of a sole distributor for product across what was up to 359 traditional Newsagency territories. National Distribution Services (NDS) is now responsible for all News Corp Australia distribution in the Sydney metropolitan area.
According to a notification to Newsagents on Friday, 19 June, Ovato has announced that, “After a full business review and overwhelming positive feedback from many newsagents on our temporary halt to us requiring full copies, we have made the decision that we will now permanently stop all full copy magazine returns.” The following are the conditions […]
Senior News Corp Australia have contacted NANA to respond to our push for better arrangements to be put in place following their announcements that a number of regional titles will cease publication.
News Corp Australia recently announced the closure of several print titles. Most impact for Newsagents will be experienced in rural and regional areas. The closure of titles in certain locations will put additional pressure on the loss making distribution and delivery services provided by Newsagents.
Question: Why are titles shutting down? Answer: Because of massive declines in advertising Advertising industry index compilers are reporting a massive decline in the advertising agency spend across the board for April – the first full reporting month under COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. For […]
Advice from Ovato confirms they will be changing distribution contractors from 2 July 2020. According to Ovato, the move to National Distribution Services (NDS) for metro deliveries and News Ltd for NSW country and all of ACT should be seamless. NANA certainly hopes that is the case.