Congratulations on Woman Newsagent of the Year

Congratulations to Debra Wachorn from newsXpress Leongatha on being named the Woman’s Health Woman Newsagent of the Year at the National Awards tonight at the Marriott Hotel in Sydney.  This award us recognition for the key role Debra plays as a partner in the vibrant and community-connected newsXpress Leongatha business.

The 2009 Women’s Health Woman Newsagent of the Year Award aims to:

  • promote awareness of the extraordinary contribution women make to the newsagency industry;
  • acknowledge the exceptional performance by female newsagency owners and managers; and
  • reward the efforts required to maintain the balance between business, personal and community success.

Great timing on STOCKTAKE SALE

stockatke_sale_great.jpgTiming is everything as they say.  Our STOCKTAKE SALE running right now is a great offer at the right time.  The right time because of the $90 million Oz Lotto jackpot.  The right time, too, because of school holidays.  These are great opportunities to move stock and many of our members engaged with the STOCKTAKE SALE strategy are having a wonderful time with this.  At our our last round of member meetings, which ended last week in Brisbane, we heard stories of success from members engaged with the STOCKTAKE SALE.

newsXpress embraces $90 million Oz Lotto jackpot

90_million.jpgThe four newsXpress syndicates for the $90 million Oz Lotto jackpot are close to selling out.  Two additional syndicates have been added this morning.  Due to lottery software restrictions and regulastions, these are currently only available through newsXpress Queensland stores.  Syndicate #5 has 10 System 12 tickets and Syndicate #6 has 1 System 16 ticket.  Based on performance of newsXpres members over the last four days, we would expect these to sell quickly.

Ink offer features in STOCKTAKE SALE catalogue

stocktake_hotink.jpgOur STOCKTAKE SALE brochure includes a one page promotion of excellent deals from our HOT Ink! offer.  Using the STOCKTAKE SALE in this way to support ink sales extends the appeal of the sale by providing access to brand name product at good prices – reinforcing that newsXpress is a great place to shop for good deals.  newsXpress was able to negotiate a favourable situation to combat a price rise in ink which applied to many other retailers.

Members participating in the STOCKTAKE SALE are reporting excellent results across the various categories including the ink offer.

OZ Lotto $90 million Jackpot drives sales

90mil-007.jpgnewsXpress has acted swiftly to the news of the record breaking OZ Lotto jackpot and created four ‘Super Group’ syndicates in the Queensland market. These have already started driving impressive traffic and entreprenurial members are capitalising on this opportunity by promoting relevant ranges in store to increase basket size.

State Lotto organisations have provided quality point of sale materials and individual stores have complimented these with balloons and other decoration to create enticing displays in store. The lure of becoming the biggest winner in Australia is certain to have the registers working overtime in the lead up to Tuesday night.

newsXpress Kin Kora featured above have coupled the Golden Casket collateral with colorful balloons, streamers and oversized cut out letters spelling out $90 MILLION.

While newsXpress Eumundi (below) have highlighted the vast array of syndicates available in their store. Both stores are already reporting a massive surge in sales.

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Developing newsagency management skills

nx_businessdevel_mtg.jpgnewsXpress has brought its Business Development Manager team together in Queensland this week for a two day workshop.  Part of yesterday’s agenda was to visit a newsXpress store and discuss practical issues and opportunities in the context of the newsXpress offer.  With six full-time Business Development Managers on the road and working exclusively on behalf of newsXpress members, workshops such as this are crucial to team development and consistency.

newsXpress is the only newsagency marketing and support group to offer regular in-store visits as part of the regular monthly member fee from what we are told.  The visits focus on helping the business owners and employees drive better commercial outcomes from their businesses and to derive greater enjoyment along the way.

Geographics joins newsXpress as preferred supplier

geo2.jpgnewsXpress, in it’s ongoing endeavours to provide the best range of products to consumers and the most impressive business plan to members has pleasure in announcing the appointing of Geographics paper to its list of preferred suppliers.

Geographics provides a vast range of high quality desktop papers with pre-printed designs. Geographics also has a range of Business Cards, Photo Paper, Posterboard, Pen Refills, Point of Sale signage, Presentation & Document Covers, Seals, Envelopes, Certificates, Social Stationery & Gift Vouchers.

Great ink campaign from newsXpress

newsxpress_hot_inkxx.JPGThe typical newsXpress HOT Ink! campaign is full on.  Consumer flyers, in-store posters, shelf labels, shelf talkers, plan a gram advice and product information sheets combine to offer newsXpress members everything necessary to drive tremendous business outcomes.  Members who embrace all that HOT Ink! offers report excellent results – not only in the ink category but elsewhere since HOT Ink! marketing pitches the newsagency as a great place to shop.

The pack in the photo was sent to every newsXpress member participating in our latest HOT Ink! promotion.  (Click for a larger version.)  Everything was provided free of charge except for the brochures – these were subsidied by newsXpress.

newsXpress Market Fair in Brisbane a success

nx_brisbane_marketfair.jpgThe newsXpress Market Fair in Brisbane yesterday was a great success with members bagging some excellent deals from a room full of preferred suppliers keen to add value to the newsXpress community.  From stationery to gifts to business services, the Market Fair floor was packed with excellent opportunities for newsXpress members.  The Market Fair was preceeded by a newsXpress member meeting where plans for the next quarter were discussed along with 2009 so far.

Helping shoppers save on ink and toner

hot_ink_pricing.JPGnewsXpress offers comprehensive support to newsXpress newsagencies to drive ink and toner sales.  From external marketing to in-store messages, we offer a consistent pitch.  Take the shelf talkers, pictured.  Placed above our hero products, our HOT Ink! shelf talkers catch the eye and guide the shopper with certainty about price and brand.  They also reinforce the newsXpress brand.  The shelf talkers are provided free by newsXpress.

newsXpress members achieving the most from our ink offer embrace each touch-point: brochures, posters, shelf-talkers, range, plan a grams and staff training.

Italplast signs on as preferred supplier of newsXpress

italplast.jpgItalplast, Designers, Manufacturers and Wholesalers of quality desk accessory stationery products have been appointed a preferred supplier to the 160 strong and growing network of newsXpress. The appointment of Italplast strengthens the newsXpress offer available to consumers and benefits enjoyed by members.

Full terms and conditions of the new agreement are available to newsXpress members via the newsXpress website members section, along with updated order forms.

Great ink deals at newsXpress

hot_ink_brochure.JPGnewsXpress members are enjong excellent results from the latest HOT ink! promotion.  From brochures delivered to homes and offices around newsXpress locations to brochures displayed in-store (as in the photo), ink is selling well.  The key to success with ink is to engage with all aspects of the category.  newsXpress supports this with in-store marketing collateral, brochures, shelf talkers, exclusive product deals, VM strategies, product management advice and other help.

Small things matter, like having the HOT ink! brochure on display in the ink department.  This shows browsers the professionalism backing the product, products you may not have on the shelves and provides another pitch that you are competitive on price.

Ink (the newsXpress way) is proving to be an excellent trojan horse category.  One which, if executed well and consistently, attracts new customers who come back again and again.

HOT ink! is exclusive to newsXpress.

newsXpress Scott’s Lismore drive the STOCKTAKE SALE

scotts_lismore.jpgnewsXpress Scott’s Lismore on Woodlark Street Lismore are using the newsXpress STOCKTAKE SALE to good advantage by quitting stock in their Lismore store. Their customers have access to excellent bargains as the business prepares space for the second half of the year.

newsXpress is proud to have provided members with a comprehensive STOCKTAKE SALE strategy backed by professional collateral. We are equally proud to have the folks at Scott’s who embrace opportunities like this.

This is a newsXpress exclusive promotion.

Good buying at newsXpress NSW Market Fair

nx_market_fair_syd.JPGOur NSW Market Fair and members meeting at Randwick Racecourse yesterday was another excellent buying and networking opportunity for newsXpress members. newsXpress suppliers have gone all out to pitch offers exclusive to newsXpress, offers which demonstrate the value they see in our newsagency group.

From shopfitters to stationery suppliers to card companies, newsXpress members had access to an excellent range of supplier offers – all connected with the newsXpress business development opportunity.

The Market Fair was preceded by a members meeting at which newsXpress outlined marketing and merchandise plans for the next quarter.