Distributing with Discover

We have been printing and delivering local magazines to thousands of homes in SO and PO postcodes since 2005.  We are based in Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh with a network of about 160 locally based distributors helping to deliver to 100,000 homes six times a year.

The job of delivering our lovely magazines is very important – it’s the final step in the process of writing, designing, selling advertising and printing.  It’s important we distribute the magazines as promised to our paying advertisers – on time, every time.

We are always looking to hire reliable, willing and flexible people to do this for us.  We believe that age is irrelevant to the task of delivering; as long as it’s done properly we’re happy, so we pay the government recommended rate for an adult 21-22 years old to all our distributors even those under 18 (currently £6.83 and £4.81 for 17 and under).

All our distributors are paid the same – £9.18 per 100 magazines (the average delivery time for 100 magazines is one hour).

Please only apply online rather than telephone us ; every application is considered and responded to.

DUE TO DELIVERY ACCESS REQUIRED WE DON’T DROP OFF TO FLATS SO PLEASE DON’T APPLY IF YOU LIFE IN A FLAT. 

THE PROPERTY NEEDS TO HAVE A PLACE WHERE UP TO 4 BOXES CAN BE LEFT UNATTENDED AND OUT OF THE RAIN OR DISTRIBUTORS CAN COLLECT MAGAZINES FROM THE OFFICE IN CHANDLER’S FORD.

Being a Super Distributor

Super distributors are allocated larger rounds of at least 1,500 magazines each. Only ADULTS (18+) are welcome to apply. (Junior Distributors are usually under 18 and the rounds are smaller.)  You may be asked to cover other routes and do collections and deliveries from/to Junior Distributors in your area.

  • Deliveries are required six times a year, about 8 weeks apart. You will be given the dates for 2022 if your application is successful.
  • Magazines and leaflets are delivered to your home or you can claim mileage to collect from either the printers or our office at SO53 2EA.
  • You have 7-10 days to complete your “home” route.
  • You are required to download and activate a GPS Tracking App designed for local magazine distribution, to your smart mobile phone,  The App requires a smart mobile.
  • Good communication is as important as actually doing the delivery. If you don’t respond to texts, emails or calls or you don’t read your emails, this is not the job for you!
  • Payment is made on the 15th day of the month following distribution. Late completitions are paid the following month.

How much will you be paid? up to £175 per delivery = £1,050 a year

Most routes are in suburban areas and it’s easy to cover 100 homes per hour.  Super distributors are paid a higher rate of £8.50 per 100 magazines.  If the route is particularly hilly or houses set far apart, the rate may be higher. Each delivery might include up to 5 leaflets to insert into the magazine before you start the delivery. We pay 75p per 100 leaflets so a magazine with 3 leaflet inserts pays £2.25 per 100.  Mileage is paid at 45p per mile on “away” routes and other tasks asked to carry out.

Being a Junior Distributor

Junior distributors are allocated smaller rounds of approximately 400 magazines each, and offered no more than 2 routes to complete per delivery. Adults are welcome to apply but priority on small routes may be given to Junior Distributors. (Super Distributors must be 18+ delivering a minimum of 1,500 magazines.)

This is flexible work; it is good exercise and it is a handy way of earning some extra income or pocket money. However it is still a ‘job’ which we are paying for so it’s important that any applicant understands we have a few simple rules which have to be adhered to.

  • Deliveries are required six times a year, about 8 weeks apart.
  • Magazines and leaflets are delivered to your home – outside so you must have a “dry” space for them to be left by the driver.
  • You have 5 days to complete the delivery.
  • A 400 house route should take approximately 4 hours to complete. If you have two routes that’s 8 hours every 2 months.  Given this proportion of time we don’t accept forthcoming exams as an excuse not to deliver. It’s good to get out for fresh air and we won’t arrange cover on a one-off based on this reason not to deliver.
  • Good communication is as important as actually doing the delivery. If you don’t have a mobile phone and you don’t read your emails, this is not the job for you!
  • You are required to download and activate a GPS Tracking App to your mobile, designed for local magazine distribution.  Tracking is a condition of payment.
  • Payment is made on the 15th day of the month following distribution. Late completitions are paid the following month.

If you are aged 13, 14 or 15 you need a work permit from the local council, signed by your parent/guardian. We have the right to contact them if we are not satisfied with your work. We’ll organise the form. How much will you be paid? Most routes are in suburban areas and it’s easy to cover 100 homes per hour.  For these routes the rate is £9.18 per 100 (we pay the same regardless of your age – as long as the job is done properly, on time – we’re happy).  If the route is particularly hilly or houses set far apart, the rate is higher. Each delivery might include up to 5 leaflets to insert into the magazine but you start the delivery. We pay 50p per 100 leaflets so a magazine with 3 leaflet inserts pays an extra £1.50 per 100.

Distribution Dates for your diary

2022 Drop off dates per edition
You can search on one of the six distribution months; January, March, May, July, September, November for the drop off dates per edition.

IssueAreaDate
May 2022WatersideWed 27 April 2022
May 2022WinchesterMon 25 April 2022
May 2022Southampton Westthurs 21 April 2022
May 2022Southampton EastFri 29 April 2022
May 2022Locks Heath & FarehamTue 3 May 2022
May 2022Chandlers Ford & EastleighWed 4 May 2022
July 2022Southampton West & TottonWed 22 June 2022
July 2022Southampton EastMon 27 June 2022
July 2022Locks Heath & FarehamTue 28 June 2022
July 2022WinchesterThu 23 June 2022
July 2022Chandlers Ford & EastleighWed 29 June 2022
July 2022WatersideTues 21 June 2022
September 2022Southampton West & Totton31 Aug 2022
September 2022Southampton East31 Aug 2022
September 2022Winchester30 Aug 2022
September 2022Locks Heath & Fareham1 Sept 2022
September 2022Chandlers Ford & Eastleigh2 Sept 2022
September 2022Waterside30 Aug 2022
November 2022Southampton West & Totton2 Nov 2022
November 2022Southampton East2 Nov 2022
November 2022Winchester1 Nov 2022
November 2022Locks Heath & Fareham3 Nov 2022
November 2022Chandlers Ford & Eastleigh4 Nov 2022
November 2022Waterside31 Oct 2022