Orders vs Shipments
One of the new concepts are Shipments. When you place an order it can now consist of any type of item: be it in stock items, out of stock items or pre-order items, all separately or all together. More advanced users will want to check out the My Box feature, but if that's not your cup of tea, then you can still buy whatever you want this way.
If all the items you buy are available at the same time, they will be shipped to you in a single shipment. This can be immediately for items that are in stock, but this can also be a few weeks later for items that need to be back-ordered.
If the items are not available at (roughly) the same time, your order will automatically be split up in multiple shipments. These separate shipments will be based on estimated availability dates for the items and will be made clear while placing your order. Multiple shipments do imply multiple shipping costs but this will also be made clear during the check out process.
If you don't want multiple shipments, then you can simply buy products which are available at the same time. But if you don't mind multiple shipments this will allow you to place a single order for a slew of different products and then just let us handle all the rest.
Person A buys 3 manga which are in stock right now: one order, one shipment.
Person B buys 3 manga which are all expected to arrive in 3 weeks time: one order, one shipment.
Person C buys 3 manga, two of which are in stock right now, one of which will take about 2 months to be restocked: one order, two shipments.
Person D buys 3 manga, two of which are in stock right now, one is a pre-order due to be released a few months later: one order, two shipments.
Person E buys 3 manga, one of which is in stock right now, one will take about 2 months to arrive and the third is a pre-order which won't be released for another 5 months: one order, three shipments.
So you can buy once and leave everything else to us, or you can time manage your orders and corresponding shipments yourself. Your choice, your freedom! Super easy!