was helping my dad with his daily newspaper subscription because there was a promotion going on for mastercard holders. one of the question on the application form was “do you currently pay your subscription fees to a newspaper vendor or sph?”
we currently pay our monthly subscription fee to a newspaper vendor. that question on the application form made me stop and think. now, i don’t know how much does a newspaper vendor earns. perhaps, they earn a % of the total subscriptions collected plus the delivery charge? couldn’t help but wonder how this personal decision to switch will affect his livelihood.
i don’t know the answer but i guess i’ll go ask around. for all you know, all independent newspaper vendors are contracted by sph to deliver the papers.