By allowing pre-orders on a product, customers can pay a deposit or pay the full amount for the product in order to reserve it before it’s available, so they know it won’t sell out and also will receive the product as soon as it launches.
How do pre orders work?
A pre-order is an order placed for an item that has not yet been released. Pre-orders allow consumers to guarantee immediate shipment on release, manufacturers can gauge how much demand there will be and thus the size of initial production runs, and sellers can be assured of minimum sales.
Are pre orders cheaper?
Budget wise – pre-order can be cheaper sometimes. Else, they will throw in some pre-order gifts. But most of the time, you pay full price. If you are following STEAM threads, you will realize that generally, fellow gamers discourage others from buying Pre-Order games.
Do pre orders arrive on release day?
As long as your order is placed before 4 pm on the day before release day and payment is processed without any issues, we would expect you to receive your game on release day. Our orders are dispatched up until 5 pm the day before release. When this happens, you will receive a shipping confirmation email.
How long are pre orders?
Pre-orders work best if the customer doesn’t have to wait too long. A week to two months is considered a good timeline for most products. Once you start pushing three months to a year, customers run the risk of losing interest or forgetting about the order.