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Newsagents using POS software to help transform their local retail businesses


Tower Systems is grateful to serve in excess of 1,700 newsagents with it’s newsagent software. This is software made for newsagents – initially, back when they were unique businesses with specific needs.

While some of those unique needs continue today, the local Australian newsagent, or newsagency as some call it, is an evolving new type of business, like a butterfly emerging, but with a longer life.

The newsagent of today is more retailer than agent, more focussed on serving local shoppers than the suppliers who setup the agent model for newsagents many decades ago.

A newsagency today could look like this:

Or this:

Or this:

The local Aussie newsagent today is a different shop, vibrant, engaging, a fresh and wonderful retail experience.

Here at Tower Systems we are grateful to be playing an active role in helping newsagents to transform their businesses, to find new retail opportunities and through these valuable new traffic opportunities.

With the most widely used newsagency software in Australia, we have a diverse community of newsagents and this helps us to serve them. Add to this our work for other retail channels such as gift, homewares, pet, produce, fishing, toy and bike and you can see how we are positioned to help newsagents and other retailers leverage their POS software to run evolving businesses.

This newsagency software features many practical facilities as well as:

  1. Exclusive smart card reporting Embedded in our software is category / segment level reporting that newsagents are using to grow card sales 25% and more. That’s money in the bank.
  2. You can bank on loyalty. Our fresh and successful approach to loyalty can help you drive a deeper basket and bring people back sooner.
  3. Safe decisions make for a better P&L. From data feeds from suppliers through to Xero, we help you nurture data for the safe decisions.
  4. Not every shopper will walk past your door. A seamless connection between your software and a beautiful website can help you sell to people you will never meet. We develop websites for newsagents.
  5. Easily accessed personal service. A key reason 4 times more newsagents have chosen Tower than any other software is customer service. We are here for you, with you, every day.
  6. Current software. Current technology. Fresh, current design.

We are local. Tower Systems is an Aussie POS software co. serving 3,500+ specialty businesses. If you think we could help you, please call 1300 662 957 or email

By Mark