Too often newsagents are slow to take up new opportunities, preferring to wait and see and take no risks. The problem is, too often out channel misses out. DONT LET THIS ONE GO!
ANF CEO Alf Maccioni says,” If we do not grab this opportunity by the horns, once again other retail networks which see the value will and, once again, we will be left behind.”
On Tuesday 14 October the Australian Financial Review ran an article on how Pack And Send are taking on Australia Post. They are looking to source retail outlets which are willing to receive and send parcels, and are predicting to have 500 stores by mid 2015. They are targeting BP and Shell outlets.
Meanwhile, the newsagency channel has already established a system called CONNECT with nearly 300 stores sending parcels.
The ANF urges each newsagent to look at the opportunity CONNECT brings and to take up the offer. “If we do not grab this opportunity by the horns once again other retail networks which see the value will and, once again, we will be left behind,” Mr Maccioni said.
“The newsagency channel is the largest independent retail footprint in Australia. Let’s use our size and take back some of the business we have lost to smaller networks. As a group we need to stand up and fight back we are perfectly placed to do so.”
CONNECT will be inviting newsagents to participate in the inbound volume over the next few weeks, to see if this program works for them.
To contact CONNECT: 1300 525 625