This morning we emailed 1,750+ newsagents using our newsagency software inviting participation in the most comprehensive and consistent retail sales benchmark study for their channel. Here is the notice we sent:

I invite you to provide data for the Q3 2018 newsagency sales performance benchmark study. The benchmark provides data against which you can compare your business performance. Click here for my last report.

How to participate.
Please run a Monthly Sales Comparison Report for 01/07/2018 – 30/09/2018 compared to 01/07/2017 – 30/09/2017.
Tick the category box. IMPORTANT.
Tick to exclude home delivery and sub agent data.
DO NOT tick the supplier box.
Preview the report on the screen. Save as a PDF and email this to me at
Read the report yourself and see what it shows you about your business.
I will email the results to all participating newsagents and publish the results on the Australian Newsagency Blog as a service for all newsagents.

My work with this channel goes back to 1981 when I wrote newsagency software to manage newspaper home deliveries. That software evolved into Point of Sale software and has been rewritten as software technology has changed.

I own and run three newsagencies. Over the years I have had three others. I am a 50% shareholder in and CEO of newsXpress, the newsagency marketing group.

Tower Systems serves 1,750+ newsagents with best practice newsagency software, We are thrilled to note that our customer base is growing. Overall, Tower Systems serves in excess of 3,500 small business retailers.

Mark Fletcher
M | 0418 321 338