Pre-Sale Eligibility and Rules

One major question we get all—the—time on Cardmarket concerns Pre-Sales. Who can do it? What should one pre-sell? This page lays out Cardmarket's rules and requirements for Pre-Sales.

Who Can Pre-Sell on Cardmarket?

Fortunately, the answer to this question is simple. Any established Professional Seller – those who have at least 1000 sales as a Pro and have been professional sellers for a year or longer – is eligible to offer Pre-Sales. However, this is considered a privilege on Cardmarket, and any seller who fails to meet a Pre-Sale order on-time will have this privilege revoked. This preserves the integrity of the marketplace and is important for maintaining consumer trust.

What Can I Pre-Sell on Cardmarket?

Professional Sellers with pre-sale privileges can pre-sell any product on Cardmarket. When a buyer pre-orders a product, the expectation is that the seller will ship that product on the release date, so the pre-seller must acquire the product before release if they want to successfully meet the order.

What Are My Responsibilities if I Choose to Pre-Sell?

All professional sellers participating in Cardmarket pre-sales have a responsibility to meet all pre-sale orders on the release date, which users can find on the respective product page. As stated above, if a professional seller fails to meet their pre-sale orders, they will lose their pre-sale privileges.

Because of this policy, we have a couple of recommendations for Professional Sellers looking to take full advantage of pre-sales

  1. Only offer product you are sure you can deliver on the release date. It’s better to save products you’re not sure you can deliver for later—when you will make most of your sales anyways—instead of overcommitting and losing reputation as a seller, along with your pre-sale privileges.
  2. If you run into trouble with a pre-sale, you need to spend the time and money necessary to ship out on time.