Starting Business Selling Newspapers and Magazines

Nowadays, people are more engaged with starting their own business than staying employed. One of the popular options when it comes to starting a business is selling newspapers or magazines. Though paper prints may not be suitable for many, some are still interested in subscribing to those selling newspapers or magazines.

This is your target customers, and the first thing that you should keep in mind is being their trusted and reliable source either for the daily or weekly distribution of newspapers and magazine requirements.

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How Much to Start

To sell newspapers and magazines, you can either start by getting your supplies from a local newsprint retailer or being a retailer of a newspaper outlet. You can start with a small yet less profitable capital if you first choose to gain more customers by delivering dailies or weeklies with your papers from a retailer nearby. If you choose the other option, where you will be a retailer, the starting capital may depend on the number of prints you want to purchase or start with.  You can prepare at least $1000 as your starting capital.

What Kind of Agreement

If you are planning to be a retailer, there are different options that you can agree with the distributor of the newspapers and magazines. Some distributors would start with one or two racks of newspapers and magazines and then see if sales would increase. Most of the time, individuals like you would choose to start a small newsstand where people can pass by regularly. This is one way of having an excellent start for a business, especially when you are just starting to get the attention of your potential customers.

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When you notice that the sales are increasing, you can offer a delivery service of newspapers or magazines for everyone who would subscribe to the service. Many who have started this kind of service found this venture more profitable as they can meet the needs of people still receiving and reading newspapers and magazines regularly.

Regular Fees to Pay as Retailers

Of course, to receive a regular number of copies daily or weekly, you must keep paying regular fees to the distributor. As a retailer, your role is to spread the copies to more people, and with great effort, you can maximize your profits as you get more customers from your area and the neighboring areas. By then, you can expand your delivery service to these areas and make more money that you can use as a retailer for the regular subscription fee.

You are assured that you can continuously receive the number of print copies you need. You can then add the number of racks to be filled out as you get more customers requiring more options on print copies, especially regarding magazines.

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