Do we still need newsagencies?

 In Australia, NewZealand
For 12 years Richard Worsley has owned The Village Newsagency in Double Bay, but it was just one year into his venture that he realised he needed to change the mix of his business.
"I thought you need to make it as easy for the customer to buy your product, and newspaper sales were, and still are, a big portion of revenue, so I concentrated on home delivery," Worsley says.
"There is nothing easier than for a customer to open his or her front door and find a newspaper there on their front lawn or doorstep. I started up newspaper rounds and bought rounds that other owners had struggled with so now I am one of the biggest home distributors of newspapers and magazines in the state."
But Worsley admits that times are getting tougher for all newsagencies around Australia.  Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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