Caley Thistle chief executive Scot Gardiner says the Highlanders will be prepared to take their time before making signings ahead of the new Championship season.
Inverness will return to action in the Betfred Cup, which begins on October 6, with the league campaign getting under way 11 days later away to Dunfermline.
Caley Jags’ sole addition of the summer is former Elgin City forward Shane Sutherland, who signed a pre-contract agreement in January.
Although Gardiner confirmed talks have been held with other potential arrivals, he expects signings will be made closer to the campaign’s start date.
Gardiner said: “We identified the positions that we required to fill a while ago. That has not changed.
“We have been in discussions with various targets we’ve had since before June, when we started to speak to people.
“It’s definitely a buyer’s market at the moment, so there is no rush.
“We won’t be back training until some time in September. I want to keep the team on furlough as long as possible.”
The Championship will start nearly three months after the top-flight, which Gardiner says could impact manager John Robertson’s recruitment.
He added: “Prior to this we had a situation where, particularly for Championship clubs, they all waited to see what was happening with the Premiership.
“Both of our seasons started at the same time prior to this year, so Premiership clubs would go on their pre-season tour, look at their squad in the first few games and look to see who they wanted in the squad.
“There was a separate market which then sprung up from Premiership clubs.
“That is different because they have started in August and we are starting in October.”
Inverness’s opening-day trip to East End Park is followed by back-to-back home matches against Ayr United and Arbroath, with Gardiner aiming to be prepared for matches both with and without supporters.
Gardiner added: “It changes from week to week, or even within three days in relation to where you can travel without quarantine.
“I wouldn’t say I’m hopeful, we are just planning for both options.
“We’re putting in a pixalot camera anyway. We have to plan for all variations. Two-and-a-half months is a long time.”