Good question! We are very proud to be one of the few companies in the industry offering preorders/backorders! We do this as a convenience for our customers. Most companies do not deal with the headache of preorders/backorders, but we believe it's an opportunity to show value to our customers. Our sophisticated systems include organized management of backorders / preorders to ensure that you have your spot in the line reserved and secured.
So what is a backorder / preorder?
Often we do not have enough demand for certain items to keep them on the shelves. A backorder / preorder triggers that item to either be manufactured from scratch or shipped from the manufacturer. The fastest way to get an item that is out of stock is to place a backorder. It adds you to the list and allows inventory to be allocated to you when the item is back in stock.
Oftentimes there is a fee to cancel a backordered / preordered item, so please ensure you want to keep your order when ordering anything stated as back ordered / preordered! These fees are typically 10% of the total purchase price. To learn more about the fees and why we charge them, please review this help article. Why was I charged a cancellation fee?
Yes, if you qualify for the sweepstakes, you do get your entries on back ordered / preordered items!