The time needed to prepare an order for shipping varies. For details, see individual items. We ship your order within 3-5 days unless we’re on vacation. If we’re out of town there’ll be a clearly visible site-wide announcement stating that we’re away and when we’ll return/reopen and ship your order. We ship orders 1-2 times per week. When backordering you are purchasing items that are not yet in stock. These orders will be shipped within 2 weeks unless another date is specified in the product listing.