Preorder is similar to groupbuy, but the products have already been ordered and paid for at the time of the sale, instead of after the sale window has closed.
Preorder products are sold at a discounted preorder rate before the product has arrived. Extras sold as 'Ready to Ship' after preorders have been fulfilled are limited and sold without the preorder discount.
The preorder window is typically open for 1 month, but sometimes will be different depending on the product.
Unlike a groupbuy in which a MOQ (minimum order quantity) has to be reached in order to be produced, preorder products are guaranteed to be produced as they have already been ordered.
After the preorder window has closed, we will then place the order for the products to be produced with our manufacturing partners. Production will start after we have paid for the product.
Any preorder product we sell will have an estimated delivery date on the product page. It is estimated because there can always be delays with things such as color matching, manufacturer scheduling, or a global pandemic.
General Preorder Timeline
Order is placed with manufacturing partners
Preorder window is open
Preorder window closes
Product is produced
Product arrives at vendors
Vendors pack and ship product to customers
Preorder delivered and complete