Many of the items at Ara Zahra Co. are handmade and thus made as ordered. Pre orders do require payment prior to the item being shipped. However an estimated time frame of 3-4 weeks is given in advance for when purchased items will be shipped. Any items purchased in the same order as a Pre order item will be shipped at the same time, unless the team at Ara Zahra Co are contacted prior to the order being placed. Please allow regular shipping times on these orders unless you've upgraded to express shipping.