End of Year Shipping Schedule

The BDSC's shipping schedule for the end of 2019 is detailed below. Ordering deadlines for receiving stocks in 2019 depend on your account type and your shipment method (you can see your account type by logging in and clicking on "ACCOUNT" in the top right menu).

If your organization closes at year end, take postal and international courier transit times for your location into account when timing your request and your payment.

Because of the high rate of cold weather shipment loss we may limit December and January shipments to 100 stocks each, so please plan ahead. If you need a large number of stocks this winter we encourage you to order in time for November shipment. Stocks ordered for shipment in December, January and February are much more likely to die in transit than those ordered other times of year. Please avoid winter stock orders altogether if you can.

Please note the following deadlines and shipment dates if you plan to order stocks in December:

Shipping methodAccount typeOrder deadlineFinal packing & shipping dates
Domestic shipments (inside the USA)
postal serviceAPSingle & POSingleThursday, December 5, noon ESTDecember 13
APMulti & POMultiMonday, December 9, noon EST
courier serviceAPSingle & POSingleMonday, December 9, noon ESTFedEx pickup 12/16 for delivery 12/17. UPS pickup 12/17 for delivery 12/19 Second Day Air.
APMulti & POMultiThursday, December 12, noon EST
International shipments (outside the USA)
postal serviceAPSingle & POSingleTuesday, December 3, noon ESTDecember 10
APMulti & POMultiThursday, December 5, noon EST
courier serviceAPSingle & POSingleThursday, December 5, noon ESTFedEx pick up 12/12. UPS pick up 12/13.
APMulti & POMultiMonday, December 9, noon EST
  • First shipment date of 2020 will be Friday, January 3
    • Ordering for 2020 opens Friday, December 20, 2019
    • Our normal schedule will resume on Monday, December 30, 2019