Members purchase items on our site by participating in "drops." Each drop runs on-average between 7-10 days and features different price points that will unlock depending on how many members participate— more participants means a lower price.
Payment is captured when the drop ends. Massdrop then places the group's bulk order with the vendor or manufacturer, who then prepares it for shipment to our warehouse (or in some cases, ships individual orders directly to participants). Once received, our warehouse team repackages the individual orders for shipment.
Depending on the product, the time the fulfillment process takes will vary. This is why each drop has a different estimated shipping date. The estimated shipping date can be found at the bottom of every drop page under "Shipping."