bwnbwn - 4:56 pm on Feb 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
Now you can have a problem as it is really not the best setup and the reason for most all customer problems.
(say in a drop ship environment where I don't find out when the item ships exactly)
Got to put yourself in the place of your customer. Would you want to be charged for a purchase a week before the item is shipped? Then I call you and ask you what my tracking number is and you can't tell me if the item is shipped or not. This will cause you serious customer issues that only spells bad reviews and poor customer loyality.