We recently added a ton of new pre-orders to the site and will be adding more very soon. Along with this, we have also turned on the ability for customers to make pre-orders of these products. Our usual rule about pre-orders hold – orders will ship only when the complete order is available (or we’ll hold your pre-order awaiting payment of a second shipping expense).
Lastly, we are looking at adding a new information section to our site for ‘Availability’ to replace the current ‘In Stock’ and ‘Out of Stock’ options shown on the site. The main reason for this is to allow us to keep more stock of games that really sell well (e.g. Dominion or Agricola) while lowering our stock of other less popular games (e.g Catz, Ratz and Batz, Heroes Incorporated) that occasionally, customers do want. Most of these games would be games that are normally stocked at our distributors anyway so receiving them is just a matter of placing an order and getting the games in.
It would look very similar to the feature available on Chapters for finding books. Specifically, it would say:
- Normally ships within 48 hours
- Normally ships within 4 weeks
As usual, we would only ship an order once everything in the order was ready to ship. Would you prefer an option to order games in this way and does it make sense to you?