Pre-orders are traveller-initiated purchases. Unlike requests, which are requester-initiated, travellers can use Pre-orders to offer to help purchase overseas products which they are going to shop for, and are confident in fulfilling. (If you’re going to shop for it anyway, why not help others to purchase theirs while you’re at it?) Travellers state their offer price for helping to buy and interested requesters can make their order with the traveller directly by joining their Pre-order.
Pre-orders will be “Live” for a limited time period, where requesters will be able to join the Pre-order. Once the Pre-order is “Closed”, travellers can then consolidate orders and go on their shopping Pre-orders!