What is pre-imposition?

What Does pre-imposition Mean

The term pre-imposition is not part of the dictionary developed by the Royal Spanish Academy ( RAE ). However, it is frequently used in Argentina in the framework of electronic purchases and the shipment of products by post .

It is called pre-imposition to a status of the shipment that a seller makes to the buyer after a commercial operation is finalized through the Internet . The concept usually appears when the purchase is made through Mercado Libre and the package is sent by Correo Argentino .
Many people are puzzled when they realize that the product they bought does not arrive at their home and, in the follow-up that can be done online, it appears in pre-imposition. According to what is explained by Correo Argentino , pre-imposition is the name Mercado Libre uses when the package has already been assigned a label , but has not yet been sent to the postal service .

In Mercado Libre , meanwhile, they detail that, if a product is in pre-imposition, it already has its printed label, although it still does not register movements. This implies that the box in question was not dispatched (that is, the mail did not receive it).
In short, pre-taxation is a status that can appear in the step-by-step history of a purchase made through electronic commerce or e-commerce . The notion indicates that the purchased product, for the moment, was not accepted in the mail.
It is important to note that sellers usually have 24 hours to dispatch the products. If the buyer reviews the status of the transaction before the end of this period, they will find the status of pre-taxation.
Sales without the physical presence of the buyer in a store have existed for decades. In fact, depending on how flexible we are when choosing the first market model of this type, we could go back to the beginning of the 20th century, when a company of florists began using the telegraph to receive orders from different populations in the United States.
Another more recent example is catalog purchases , which were also all the rage in the United States and to this day continue to exist in several countries around the world. The premise is always the same: the customer cannot see and touch the product, but must comply with the information provided by the seller, such as a description accompanied by photographs. And once you make the decision to acquire it, the waiting process in which the concept of this article enters, the pre-imposition, among other states of the shipment that usually generate anxiety and, in many cases, complaints about apparently unnecessary delays.

When we buy a product through an e-commerce store we feel a kind of "power" that was not common in the age of the telephone and television. We are in control of the mouse and keyboard, or the buttons on the touch screen, and we have the feeling of being orchestrating each step of our transaction , as if we were the organizers: «I want this and that, I want it to be sent to me to this postal address, using the fastest service, I pay with PayPal », etcetera. The store is there to serve us. But the reality that follows is not always so satisfying.
As soon as we notice that the shipment of our purchase does not change its status, we despair, because we want to receive it as soon as possible. Anxiety often leads us to forget the conditions and we raise unfair complaints, like a small child who kicks because he does not want to wait so many seconds between one spoonful and another of his puree. Reading words like 'pre-imposition', which don't seem to make sense in this context, makes things worse.

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