Distribution

FAQ

DISTRIBUTION STAFFING UPDATE

For any and all distribution inquiries, please contact James Ross. You can reach him at james@magazinescanada.ca. We will continue to serve members on all distribution matters and questions, but please bear with us as we adjust to these changes. We greatly appreciate your understanding.

Handy Answers

When do I get paid for each issue?

Magazines Canada sends cheques to publishers quarterly. One payment is made for all issues that become payable in that period. An issue becomes payable 60 days after the off-sale date. The off-sale date is when the next issue is released.

Who do I contact if I have questions about my payment?

For general questions about payments or credits, please contact James Ross (james@magazinescanada.ca).

If the question relates to membership fees deducted from your payment or when a payment will arrive, please contact Chris Radley (chrisradley@magazinescanada.ca).

Why are there deductions on my payment?

When costs are incurred by an error made on the publisher’s end, they will be deducted from your next payment. They may not necessarily coincide with the issue being paid.  

These charges may include promotions, membership dues (past due), barcodes, labels (for improperly barcoded issues), stickering (labour to apply labels), re-shipping (for magazines shipped somewhere at your request) and any handling fees charged by our partner distributors.

Where do I ship my magazines?

Ship Magazines Canada Distribution copies to:

Magazines Canada Distribution
c/o Tilwood Inc.
420 Deerhurst Drive, Unit 4
Attn: Magazines Canada
Brampton, ON L6T 5H9

How many copies should I ship?

You should ship the same number as the last issue you sent us unless we tell you otherwise.

If this is impossible, or you wish to discuss changing the quantity you send for distribution, please contact James Ross to set up a meeting (james@magazinescanada.ca).

How should I pack my magazines?

In boxes. All boxes should contain the same number of copies with the quantity marked clearly on all boxes. Please do not ship magazines in unboxed bundles.

Where are my magazines going?

To find out how your title is doing, contact James Ross by email (james@magazinescanada.ca).

Magazines require a barcode and price printed clearly on each issue. For inquiries regarding barcodes contact please contact James.

How do I get a sales report?

To find out how your title is doing, contact James Ross by email (james@magazinescanada.ca). Magazines require a barcode and price printed clearly on each issue. For inquiries regarding barcodes contact please contact James.

What’s a UPC and how does it work?

A Universal Product Code (UPC) is the black and white series of bars and spaces on most products sold in retail outlets today. These codes allow for greater efficiency in inventory control and product tracking. All magazines distributed by Magazines Canada MUST display a UPC on their covers (preferably on the bottom, left-hand corner of the FRONT cover). Learn about a UPC here. If you wish to obtain a barcode, or have any questions, please contact James Ross: james@magazinescanada.ca in advance of going to print.

What’s a UPC and how does it work?

A Universal Product Code (UPC) is the black and white series of bars and spaces on most products sold in retail outlets today. These codes allow for greater efficiency in inventory control and product tracking.

All magazines distributed by Magazines Canada MUST display a UPC on their covers (preferably on the bottom, left-hand corner of the FRONT cover). If you wish to obtain a barcode or have any questions, please contact James Ross (james@magazinescanada.ca) before going to print.

Can I get my unsold copies back?

Unfortunately, we do not return unsold copies. They are responsibly disposed of to ensure our distribution process remains efficient and fair.