When items are not in stock, the entire order can be delayed. You can request that the order begin production anyway, allowing the in-stock items to be produced under normal turn times. We call this: ""ship and backorder."" When the out-of-stock items, or ""backorder items,"" arrive at our facility, we will produce and ship a second, separate order. By requesting a backorder, there will be an additional invoice as GTM Sportswear invoices items as they are shipped from our facilities.