The availability of a product is clearly noted on the Product Detail page as "IN STOCK", "BACKORDER", "OUT OF STOCK" or "PREORDER"
Lucky for you, most items on www.spanx.com are IN STOCK and ready to ship direct to your front door. Occasionally we have customer favorites that are temporarily out of stock but are expected to be back in the warehouse soon. Those items are "BACKORDER" Sometimes items are out of stock and we don't know how soon we'll be able to ship them to you. Those items are "OUT OF STOCK" Sometimes we may put items on sale before they are available to ship. Those items will be listed as "PREORDER".
For more information, please read the details below.
Please note: expected shipment times are based on when an item is expected to leave our warehouse, not when the item will arrive at its final shipping destination. After your order leaves our warehouse, delivery times vary according to the shipping method you select during checkout and the location of your shipping address.
You will not be billed for items purchased with a credit card until the items have shipped. However, you may be billed for items purchased with a debit or bank card immediately upon order confirmation.
In Stock Items
Most orders for IN STOCK items begin shipping as soon as your online purchase is completed. Items are shipped once they are located in stock, your payment is approved, and the receiving address is verified.
Here's an example: If you order an In-Stock item on Monday that leaves the warehouse in 1-2 full business days, it will leave the warehouse by end-of-day Wednesday. After your order leaves our warehouse, delivery times vary according to the shipping method you select during checkout and the location of your shipping address. Please note that business days are Monday-Friday, not including federal holidays in the United States.
BACKORDER items are items that are TEMPORARILY out of stock but available for purchase on our site. We know how much you want your new SPANX and we will be the first to say, "We're Sorry!" A Backorder item that you may order is shipped directly to you once it's back in stock. We'll let you know the status of your item(s) via e-mail. On the Product Detail Page you can find a range of dates when we expect the product to ship (for example, "Expected to ship 08/01 to 08/15"). Some backorder items will give you a choice of ordering now or being notified when the product comes back in stock. The advantage of ordering now is that the item will be reserved for you, and shipped as soon as possible.
Out of Stock Items
OUT OF STOCK items are currently not available for sale on the site, and we don't know how soon they will be available. For some out of stock items will be given the opportunity to be notified when the product comes back in stock.
Sometimes we put items on sale in advance, before they're available to ship. If a product is listed as PRE-ORdER it will also tell you exactly what day it's going to ship on (for example, "Expected to ship 07/12")