Preorder Hub

✧ Welcome to the Preorder Hub! ✧

All current open preorders will be listed here, along with their corresponding status pages!
Dark & Disgruntled Preorders (includes Surviving out of Spite signs, Already Disturbed signs, Good Mourning signs, Mourning Coffee/Tea signs, Mausoleum Mirrors) : Check out the status page, here!
Suncatcher, Mirror, and Levi Window Preorders (includes Ghost Kitty Suncatchers, Fairy Frog Suncatchers, Luna Moth Suncatchers, Levi Windows, Luna Moth Mirrors, Magical AF Fairy Frog Mirrors) : Check out the status page, here!
Want more info on what preorders are and my process? I've included all of this info on my  FAQ page, but I'll also include it below for easy access and transparency! If you have any further questions, shoot me an email: ritualsofanoni@gmail.com

What is a preorder?

A preorder is something you purchase that is NOT available yet (meaning the seller does not currently have that item on hand) and will be shipped at a much later date.

The whole reason for preorders, particularly for small businesses, is to get a specific count on how many products (or in my case material) they need based on demand to avoid wasting funds by purchasing too much or too little of something. Or even just making it possible to offer larger amounts of an item when it would otherwise be impossible due to lack of funds. Generally, a preorder listing will be clearly labeled as a preorder and all the info regarding timelines is usually stated as well.

IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE OR ARE UNWILLING TO WAIT THE TIME STATED FOR THOSE TIMELINES, PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE A PREORDER!

That may come off a bit harshly, but in my own experience with preorders I’ve realized that a lot of people don’t actually read the entirety of the listing they’re purchasing from, which tells them how long their order is going to take and why.

This results in the seller (in this case, me), receiving a lot of nasty emails that are completely uncalled for regarding their orders, even when all of the information has been freely given at multiple points prior to purchase. 

What is the difference between "Made to Order" and "Preorder"?

As stated at the beginning of this page, most of my items listed on the site are "Made to Order" unless specified otherwise.

A "Made to Order" item means that I currently have all of the material necessary to create the item in question and I only create that item when an order is placed. This makes it so that I don't waste material on items that may or may not have as much demand as others since I can't keep a whole lot of material on hand at one time (due to space and funds).

"Preorder" items mean that I do not currently have the material/item on hand to be able to make or ship your order at that time. 

How does the preorder process work?

On each preorder listing, you'll find information regarding that item's estimated timeline at the bottom of the description. It will also state what dates that preorder opens and closes.

I usually keep preorders open for roughly 2 weeks. Once that preorder has closed is when I order all of the material necessary to get all of the orders made! Please keep in mind that I have to wait processing/shipping times from my material providers before I can get started on your orders, which plays a big factor in my own timelines. There may sometimes be a delay in my material shipment, which can possibly increase that timeline.

Once my material has arrived however, I get started on the production process on all preorders! This includes preparing material for use in my laser, cutting/engraving, painting, gluing, and otherwise assembling everything. This is the most time consuming portion! However, please keep in mind that if I had prior preorders for different items before your round, I won't begin the next round until I'm caught up. This is usually specifically stated in the preorder status pages!

After production is done I begin packing orders, and once packed everyone receives shipping confirmation emails that contain tracking info. Then preorders are all done and on their way to you! (Recently with some of my larger preorder rounds, I've begun packing in batches since it's hard to find the space to store hundreds of finished pieces at one time. Either way, you'll receive your tracking info when your order is packed!)

Other important notes for preorders:

* Note that if you purchase a preorder item, you have agreed to my terms and conditions! (During checkout there is a box you check off that contains a link to this page).

* If you add other items to your purchase that are not a preorder, those items will not ship until your preorder item is ready!

* Specified timelines on preorder listings (ex. 3-8 weeks), start AFTER preorders have closed. Not on the date of your purchase! Date of preorder opening/closing is stated in each listing. Recently however, I've begun just stating which month I'll begin shipment!

* Please be aware that my initial timelines are subject to possible changes! This can happen due to having to wait longer on my supplies or getting more orders in than initially anticipated. (I'm just one person sadly, so if I get hundreds of orders for an item it will naturally take a bit longer!) Unfortunately life also likes to throw curveballs at us sometimes, and that can end up effecting how long preorders end up taking as well.

* With that in mind, please DO NOT purchase a preorder item if you intend to give it as a gift. With timelines being subject to change, your order may not arrive on time for the birthday/anniversary/christmas/etc.

* Although I'm totally alright with responding to kind emails/comments/messages regarding the status of preorders, please keep in mind that I generally receive a ton of these and the amount of time it takes me to respond to them all ends up taking away from the time I could be spending on your orders!