Industry standard software for newsagents was the theme of our successful stand at the GNS Market Fair in Melbourne this past weekend. We chose the theme to reflect the size of our newsagent community – we have close to three times the number of newsagents using our software than our nearest competitor. This strength is important as it provides us the resources necessary to help newsagents navigate technology change. The level of change has increased in scope and pace this year.
The change of pace will increase in 2010 as more suppliers extend their IT link with newsagents.
Our size in the newsagency marketplace has helped us fund the reduction in our support fees this year.
GNS put on an excellent event and ensured that newsagents visiting the trade show walked past all companies exhibiting.
A good mix of newsagents attended – city, country, shopping centre and high street. Most were positive about business and focused on investing in their business. Our team wass kept busy.
We also appreciated the opportunity to catch up with suppliers – this was important given new EDI work about to launch in the newsagency channel