In a joint press release, Speedimpex Australia and Integrated Publication Solutions (IPS) announced they have formed a strategic alliance which will see IPS take on the operational and logistics functions for the 1,000-strong portfolio previously managed by Speedimpex. The alliance will give a welcome boost to the IPS portfolio (which previously sat around 114 titles) which will now include some of the world's most prestigious magazines from Europe, UK and USA.
In a deal that's sure to have caught Network and Gordon and Gotch by surprise, IPS can now potentially offer those publishers previously with Speedimpex a similar scale off the Fairfax distribution network. IPS can deliver 5 days per week unlike the other distributors who reduced their delivery days in July to 2 days per week in response to managing costs on declining distribution volumes. Newsagents for their part, will earn 27% commission on copies sold (compared to 25% for Network and G&G) across the expanded IPS portfolio where the standard IPS trading terms now apply.
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