Newsstand online newsagent offers over 2,000 current magazines for same day despatch
Newsstand, the largest online UK magazine retailer, has developed it’s single copy sales offer to include current issues on all UK and overseas magazines. Current front covers are displayed on the site and any copies purchased before 3PM are despatched the same day via First Class post.
[UKPRwire, Wed May 12 2010] Newsstand carries out the management and fulfilment of the orders generated and allows customers to buy any number of issues they require on a tailored subscription, from one single issue to two years’ worth. Prices are slightly above magazine cover prices to account for postage costs and the high service levels; though sales have increased by 58% in the last 12 months, year on year.
“We really want to put the diverse and hugely impressive range of UK print magazines in the shop window and don’t feel that the current discounted subscription model, which is arguably at the expense of niche magazine availability at retail, does the industry justice”, said Newsstand.
“The system levels the playing field for the smaller publications, they can all be on show and available, all of the time, and most crucially where the public can find them.”
Newsstand has also launched the beta version of their “Pocket Newsstand” android mobile application. The first of it’s kind, it allows mobile ‘phone users to browse the complete catalogue of around 2,500 magazine covers, see on sale dates and will allow the easy purchase of single copies directly through the app. This can be found now in the Android Marketplace with the full launch expected in June of this year.
www.newsstand.co.uk was launched in 1995 by JG Palmer LLP, the then News and Magazine wholesaler in Kent, established in 1898. The website offers over 3,000 magazines in total from all over the world and is the only online retailer that allows single copy sales as well as tailored subscriptions. JG Palmer LLP also controls four polybag and mailing plants across England as well as a central London hotels news delivery service.