I know plenty of newsagents are keen for more of the AFL team Coach product following sell-out sales. I reached out to a members of the leadership team at Are Direct yesterday and can share this update from them with you.
I have spoken to the Account Manager for the Team Zone AFL cards. I can confirm no state is being given priority on stock and the % of stock distributed to date is equal. The publisher prints the cards locally here, waits until the final team photos in mid-March then commences production.
There has been a delay in the production and the amount of stock we would normally have by the end of April but more stock is going out tomorrow and also next week. We understand the frustration but we allocate stock as evenly as possible and as quick as it is coming in the door. We do have more overall stock this year than last year so when initial allocations are completed by mid-May there will be larger amounts of stock available for stores that are selling well / sold out.
This is good news. It gives us specific information to share with customers.