Innovation on the shop floor, at the sales counter and in the back room are key to success for Australian small business retail newsagents in 2013.

In what is expected to be a year of considerable change, newsagents who prosper will have embraced the opportunities ahead of them by reengineering their businesses to leverage the opportunities.

Tower Systems is helping newsagents in a range of practical ways including product range reviews, efficiency advice and sharing details of our own experience running newsagency businesses.

As the only newsagency software company with such hands-on experience and newsagency businesses in which we can experiment, we are able to lead newsagents unlike any other. We are also grateful to be serving in excess of 1,800 newsagents and those user community, the largest by well over than 1,000 newsagents, positions us for a 2013 of innovation and growth with newsagents.

The first step to starting 2013 is already well under way with a Newsagency Sales Benchmark Study commenced to look at the last quarter of 2012. The results of this are expected to be published in the next week.

Tower Systems has been running these Newsagency Sales Benchmark Studies exclusively for newsagents for years. The results are used by newsagents and suppliers for benchmark comparisons and channel performance analysis. tower is often called on by others for insights gleaned from the exclusive benchmark studies.