When an order is placed, your order gets put in a queue. On a business day (meaning not weekends or public holiday), a member of our shipping team will go through the orders to make sure that payments are legit (yep there be fraudsters out there) and that the address is a deliverable one - some folks mistype and put "Moon" instead of "Manchester" for example.
Before shipping, we need to go through the customer support tickets to see if anybody has contacted us with a "can you merge orders blah and blah" or "I typed Moon instead of Manchester."
If the order is a first timer, we send mail to the customer confirming the address and ask how they discovered our brand.
If the order is from a customer who has ordered before then we proceed to pick and pack the items. Japan post comes to our store several times a day to pick up parcels.
At the end of the day we execute a fulfil command in our system which sends out email to customers notifying them of what was shipped and the tracking number.