Mixed orders consist of a combination of either in-stock items, pre-order items, and backorder items. When searching the site for items that you like, you may find that some are going to be one of these three. In-stock items will be shipped right away, Pre-Order items will be shipped once they arrive in the warehouse on their scheduled release date, and Backorders will be shipped once they arrive in our warehouse which is within 15-30 days from the date of your order. When placing an order that contains items of different availabilities, some items may be shipped at different times than others, and be subject to separate shipping costs.
People often ask us to hold in-stock items until their pre-orders/backorders are available and send them all at once to save on shipping and handling charges. Unfortunately, we do not currently offer this service. Our pre-order/backorder system is automated and separate from our regular in-stock system, therefore we are not able to combine pre-orders or backorders with regular orders.
One of the features of our Pre-order system is the Shipping Frequency menu. This allows you to choose having your Pre-Orders/Backorders shipped every 1, 2, or 4 weeks. This is very convenient for subscription holders since by selecting "Every 4 weeks" you can have an entire month of comics sent to you in one shipment. Unfortunately this feature is only applicable to Pre-Orders and Backorders. In-Stock items will be shipped once the order has been received by the warehouse, usually within 1-3 business days of ordering. When you initiate a Pre-Order shipping frequency, the first item to become available(or items if more than one item arrives the first week) is shipped out when it arrives. Your next shipment will then be sent based on the shipping frequency you chose, and any items that arrive after that will be shipped together, following your frequency and schedule. Again, this is for pre-order and back order items and does not apply to In-Stock items.
In the event that your order is due to be processed on a holiday, it will be instead begin processing the next business day after the holiday (except on weekends).