Smiths News Updates, Documents & Depot Reports

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The Smiths News round-up includes information about the latest newspaper promotions and supplements, plus details about upcoming magazine launches.

Download Smiths News Round-Up for w/e 14 July 2019


Each week the NFRN compiles data on publisher in-bound performance at each of the wholesale depots across the country.

Download the latest reports here – 8 July 2019


Magazine Ranking Information

The file below details each of the magazine titles available ranked in revenue order, both nationally and by wholesale house. Check out the Newspro Toolkit for why stocking the best-selling titles is so important.

Smiths News Magazine Rankings (January 2019)


Important Smiths News Documents

Smiths News Carriage Service Charge Template

Smiths News Terms & Conditions

SNapp Mobile Guide with FAQ

SNapp Online Guide with FAQ

SNapp Guide (opens link to SN website)

SNapp Terms & Conditions


Third party advertising inserts (TPI)

HND retailers are entitled to extra payments to cover the cost of any additional inserts in any of the newspapers listed below, this is based on a weight based table (starting at 70g).

You must register for TPI payments through your local news wholesaler directly. Paid each quarter, payments are triggered automatically and are in addition to the current 2p manual insertion fees.

Comparison of publisher schemes for Third Party Advertising Inserts


Latest Smiths News Updates

NFRN secures win on collectables as Smiths News unveils deferred payment scheme

Just one week after the NFRN’s Annual Conference in Brighton, new National President Stuart Reddish has announced a strong win for members served by Smiths News with the news wholesaler introducing a four weeks deferred payment scheme for collectables.

This new scheme, which takes effect from July 1, means that collectables stockists will not be charged for product until four weeks after delivery. Up until now Smiths News has operated a one week deferred payment scheme.

In a letter to its customers, Smiths News said the decision had been taken following discussions with the NFRN and with key collectables publishers. Read more

Smiths News reveal plans to establish new call centre in India

Smiths News has today (16 May 2019) announced that it plans to create a new Shared Service Centre in India as part of its commitment to improve their current customer service operation. Read more on this breaking story

Smiths News launch estimated time of arrival functionality on SNapp

Smiths News has today (15 April) launched a trial which will see customers served out of its Plymouth Depot receive an expected arrival time of their deliveries. If the trial proves successful, the news wholesaler will roll out the service nationally.

Download the trade letter for full details.

Smiths News agrees new long term contract with Marketforce (UK) Limited

Smiths News has agreed a new long term contract with the magazine distributor Marketforce. The agreement secures all Smiths News’ distribution territories with Marketforce from 2020 through to 2025, representing revenues of circa £130m.p.a. at current market values. Read more

Members quiz Smiths News over Hemel service failings

Following complaints of constant service failings from members served out of the Smiths News hub in Hemel Hempstead, a joint NFRN meeting was called between the Hertfordshire, Berks & Bucks and London North West branches on Wednesday 19 September 2018. Read more

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