The Australian Newsagent Federation reports that it is having challenges with smaller newspapers that have not responded to requests by local newsagents to use a barcode.
The automated nature of retail stores – and especially newsagents – means it is important for all newspapers to print a barcode so each sale can be completed efficiently.
Newsagents experience the heaviest foot-traffic of all retails stores.
Nothing slows the queue of customers faster than an assistant having to manually type in a product code when it could have been scanned in milliseconds.
It’s bad for their business and bad for our newspapers.
There is not a customer alive who wants to stand in a queue any longer than necessary to buy their newspapers.
The foot-traffic of newsagents is due in large part to the popularity of our newspapers – so it makes even more sense to support the very people on whom we rely to sell our products.
If your newspaper does not carry a barcode, and you would like to know more about them, please contact Mark Hollands at the association – +61 2 8338 6300, or email@example.com