Today Michael Varger from POS Solutions had a long discussion with XChangeIT over the issue of sales data on behalf of a client.
What Michael Varger was requesting is that our client be allowed to do online returns although they cannot give sales data. The reason for that is our client for magazines is a distributor and so does not handle sales through a point of sale system.
XChangeIT answer was fairly long. Much of it was actually quite detailed but Michael Varger assures me that their answer could effectively be summarized as NO.
He was also told by XChangeIT that soon all their clients will be required to send sales data.
Although I think it is a tough decision, I do agree that it is the best one for the industry. Newsagents should send sales data. Soon I am sure it will be mandatory.