Tower Systems has published the following advice to the 1,700+ newsagents using our newsagency software for the handling of magazine delivery changes over the next few days due to the royal wedding:
Cosmopolitan and Australian House and Garden will be delivered tomorrow however the physical invoice and EDI file will be dated 1st May. Once you have received this invoice through Invoice Arrivals your subagents will be automatically allocated orders dated on the 1/5 or 2/5 depending systems settings). However you may wish to deliver this stock to all or selected Subagents on Friday/Saturday. To do this you will need to change the date of the order in the Subagent Order Screen. Once in this screen go to the All Subagents Tab and enter the PLU for the title you wish to change. You will need to change the week ending date for the for the week that includes the 1st May. This will then display the titles and change the dates on the orders for each subagent to your desired delivery date.
Most agents (All VIC, NSW, SE QLD, Metro WA) will receive their entire Monday Deliver on Sunday in order to capitalise on the Royal Wedding. This should not cause you any concerns the only thing to remember is when asked “If you want to change the Delivery Day” that you answer YES. This will ensure the Customer and Suborders are changed and dockets and runlists are correct.
We have provided this advice after discussing the one-off delivery changes with Network Services.