Online Carrier Information
Thank you for visiting our online carrier hotline. To be contracted as an Independent Carrier for the State Newspaper, you must meet the following criteria:
  1. You must have reliable transportation, auto insurance and a valid SC driver's license.
  2. You must be able to work every day (365 days) in the early morning hours from 3:00 am - 7:00 am.
  3. You must be bondable.
  4. You will need a reliable substitute to fill in for you, deliver your route in case of sickness, vacation or car trouble.

Responsibilities for Independent Carriers include:

  • Delivery of the Newspaper every day (7 days a week/365 days a year).
  • Collections on the route.
  • Meeting service goals and participating in all sales contests.

As an independent contracted carrier, you will be servicing an established route. Most routes have between 100 and 300 customers. Newspapers are sold to carriers at a wholesale rate.
Daily Carrier/Customer Costs
  Carrier Price Customer Price Profit per paper
Mon-Fri $0.2147 per paper $0.3150 per paper $0.1003 per paper
Saturday $0.2732 per paper $0.4250 per paper $0.1518 per paper
Sunday $1.4650 per paper $1.8500 per paper $0.3850 per paper

Potential weekly/monthly profit based on daily deliveries
# of deliveries Potential weekly profit Potential monthly (4-week) profit
100 papers $103.83 per week $415.32 per month
200 papers $207.66 per week $830.64 per month
300 papers $311.49 per week $1,245.96 per month

If you are interested in becoming an Independent Contracted Carrier for the State newspaper, please complete the application by providing the information requested below as soon as possible. A home delivery representative from your area will be contacting you should they have an opening.

We are currently looking for carriers in the following areas:
West Columbia/South CongareeGaston/SwanseaLexington
South LexingtonGarners Ferry Rd/Hopkins/EastoverChapin/Little Mountain
St. MatthewsBlythewood/Elgin/Ridgeway/Lake WatereeCamden/Lugoff
Parklane Rd/DentsvilleRichland NortheastBishopville/Sumter/Manning
Devine St/Millwood Ave  

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