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 95,000 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 LIVE IN A FLAT.
YOUR PROPERTY NEEDS TO HAVE A DRY SHELTER IE. A PLACE OUTSIDE THE FRONT OF YOUR PROPERTY (NOT IN A BACK GARDEN) WHERE UP TO 4 BOXES CAN BE LEFT UNATTENDED AND OUT OF THE RAIN . ALTERNATIVELY DISTRIBUTORS CAN COLLECT MAGAZINES FROM THE OFFICE IN CHANDLER’S FORD (at their own expense).
Distribution Drop Off Dates WINDOW 2023
The magazines are delivered to us by the printers. We have to organise the boxes and leaflets into the correct quantities per route and per distributor. Then the boxes are dropped off to each distributor, grouped by Edition ie. all Winchester routes one day, Waterside the next day etc. We have to allow for delays in delivery from the printer, the weather and last minute changes in distributor allocation so we only release the actual date per edition drop on Roundcontrol 4 WEEKS in advance of the drop date window below. Please check this website table and Roundcontrol for latest update before calling the office. We will endeavor to keep to the dates released as best as possible for your sake and ours!
|ISSUE||COPY DEADLINE||DROP DATE WINDOW|
|July/August 2023||Closed||Wed 28 Jun - 14 Jul|
|Sept/October 2023||Closed||Wed 30 Aug - 1 Sept|
|Nov/December 2023||9 October 2023||1 Nov - Fri 10 Nov|
|January/February 2024||4 December 2023||Fri 5 Jan - Fri 12 Jan|
|March/April 2024||TBC||1 Mar - Fri 8 Mar (tbc)|
|May/June 2024||TBC||1 May - Fri 10 May (tbc)|
Being a Distributor
Distributors are allocated rounds of about 500 magazines each. Minimum age to apply is 14 years old.