When placing an order with Humble Abode, a pre-authorization is processed if paying by credit card, and within 1-2 business days our purchasing department will send you an email update with the expected ship out date from the warehouse. If you are notified that the item is on back order, this typically means that like most furniture it is an imported item, always high in demand. An expected ship out date will be given on when the next container of pieces for this collection is expected to arrive. Due to the unpredictability of ocean travel, this is only an estimated arrival date, but the container can actually arrive sooner, at any time within this time frame. Upon arrival at the warehouse your order will be shipped out immediately. Once your order has shipped we will process your payment.