Distribution Restart Dates for Alliance, Diamond Confirmed
May 8, 2020
Alliance Game Distributors, Diamond Comic Distributors, and all Geppi Family Enterprises brands thank you for your continued support and patience. As mentioned in Diamond's most recent update, our work with you and our other partners allowed us to chart a path to resumed distribution of new, weekly products with a target May 20 on-sale date.
We are thrilled to tell you today that May 20 is no longer a target but is now the OFFICIAL first on-sale date for our resumed distribution of comics. Game product will also begin to ship that week. We are very excited to have reached this important point in our industry’s recovery and could not have done it without the tremendous support of our partners.
As we move through the next steps, we will keep you informed via email and updates on our websites. Here are some key dates for you to keep in mind:
Alliance Game Distributors will resume distribution the week of May 18. As we are nearer that date, we will have further information on which distribution centers will be open in accordance with local laws
Diamond Comic Distributors replenishment orders may be placed prior to the order cutoff on May 13. Orders will begin to ship directly via subsidized UPS shipments as outlined in our earlier update. Stores will receive the new comics ordered through the May 4 Final Order Cutoff, including DC Comics released during our pause in distribution, beginning the week of May 18 for the on-sale date of Wednesday, May 20. DC Comics may be sold on their new on-sale date of May 19.
It’s important to note that, much like our retailers, the COVID-19 outbreak has caused us to make numerous changes to our operations. We are operating at reduced team sizes in our distribution centers to maintain adequate social distancing, improved sanitation measures have been adopted, and most of our office-based employees are working remotely. Some of our distribution centers may not reopen on the same schedule as others due to local government reopening guidance.
For other questions, or to place an order:
Alliance Game Distributors customers may visit https://retailerservices.alliance-games.com/ or contact your Alliance Account Representative. All Account Representatives will be available on May 11th to assist you with your questions and orders.
Diamond Comic Distributors customers may visit http://retailerservices.diamondcomics.com/ to place an order or contact Retailer Services at email@example.com for other issues.
If you have any questions for Alliance Game Distributors, please send them to our Vice President of Customer Service, Mike Webb, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!