News Corps latest offer to newsagents does have one very good plus. News Corps are allowing advanced billing. My feeling is that this advanced billing will be extended further over time, into a newspapers subscription model.
From the retailers’ view, it is a good step forward. You are paid in advance by the customer so there are no bad debts because papers are only delivered if paid.
Both DOS and Windows systems can handle advanced billing. Both have inbuilt word processing and mailing to notify your clients of the change.
We are holding next week's user meetings for both Windows and DOS to explain how to do it.