NEWS AGENCY - ACTIVITIES
Delivery Service :
CNA is perhaps the only company in India to boast of an organized door
delivery setup for newspapers and magazines to its clients. With a distribution
team of almost 60 people, the operations of this division commence from
3 am and continue till 8 PM, all 365 days of the year, irrespective
of weather conditions, striving to deliver to the customer in time and
ahead of the competitors. Covering a large part of New Delhi and Delhi,
the clientele include all strata starting with the President and the
Prime Minister of India, down to Cabinet Ministers, Government officials
and libraries, institutions, corporate houses and individuals. The average
number of items physically handled on a daily basis is almost 40000.
Distribution : The two local divisions at New Delhi and Mumbai,
handle the distribution of newspapers and magazines in bulk for publishers
like the India Today group of publications. The physical distribution
is done through the 100+ dealer network in each city covering the 400+
outlets each in both New Delhi and Bombay. On the other hand the All-India
division undertakes distribution of titles on a countrywide basis made
possible by the 450+ agents setup located in various metros, cities
and towns. At present, CNA handles the distribution for several popular
and important magazines and newspapers including Time, Der Spiegel,
Cosmopolitan, India Today, Chip, Stardust, Financial Times and Gulf
News besides several others.
A major division of the business, CNA perhaps has the most efficient
subscription service in the country. No wonder, the client list is geographically
so spread out and growing. The subscription division handles about 50000
orders every year for its 5000 odd subscribers which include institutions,
individuals as well as corporate clients, all demanding high standards
of service. CNA is a preferred subscription agent for publishers like
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Springer-Verlag and Business Week. The
entire subscription operation is completely automated with a database
of about 17500 titles from about 5000 publishers. The information in
the database is constantly updated to provide latest information to
Procurement : The CNA bookshop in Connaught Place, the heart
of New Delhi has a wide range of books on all subjects on display and
sale, but the specialization is Reference Books and Dictionaries. A
wide range is available off the shelf but anything else can be procured
for customers. Standing orders for yearbooks and annual publications
are also accepted.
CNA exports a wide range of Indian magazines, newspapers, books, audio/video
cassettes and CD-ROM's, both in bulk as well as to individual clients.
CNA also has the distinction of being the sole supplier of newspapers
and magazines to all Indian missions overseas.
Services for Journals:
CNA being a subscription agency, understands the importance of timely
delivery of journals to subscribers. Apart from its own dedicated airfreight
service from the US and UK for the benefit of its clients, CNA also
has a separate setup for providing mailing/handling/distribution services
to publishers. A trained team handling this department, ensures safe
and swift despatches of all issues within 48 hours of their receipt
in New Delhi.
Clipping Services :
An offshoot of the data processing division, this department offers
a unique news clipping service with scanned images of news clippings
made available to clients via email.