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How do I get a Supply of Newspapers and Magazines?

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Published by: Joe Lenane | Published Date: 28th November 2013

In order to get a supply of newspapers and magazines you will need to make an application to your local supplying wholesaler. Top selling magazine ranking reports available.

Find out the supplying wholsaler(s) for your region below:

Smiths News Regions

Menzies Distribution Regions

Alternatively visit and enter the post code of your premises and then the supplying wholesaler(s) will be revealed:

Once this has been established you can make your application. In the case of Smiths News this needs to be made online at

For Menzies Distribution the application may be made to the local supplying branch. Full details of their branches can be found at

A decision on whether supplies will commence could take up to three weeks and you need to be mindful of the following:

  • Prior to supplies commencing, the wholesalers will require a deposit which is normally around three times your average anticipated sale. This deposit should be returned to you after 48 weeks trading with interest, providing you have traded satisfactorily with them. If you are in an area where you have News International supplies direct from them, then the deposit is not returned until such time as you sell or close the business.
  • The wholesalers will impose a weekly carriage charge which is calculated on the average size of your weekly invoice. Currently this ranges from a minimum of circa £28 to a maximum of circa £48.

Magazine Ranking Reports

The wholesaler will suggest a suitable range of newspaper and magazine titles for your shop taking account of the type of area it is and the amount of space you are allocating for news.

Smiths News Magazine Ranking Report

Menzies Magazine Ranking Report

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