End of Year Shipping Schedule

The BDSC's shipping schedule for the end of 2020 is detailed below (for Thanksgiving holiday-related changes, click here). Ordering deadlines for receiving stocks in 2020 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.

To help reduce stock loss during cold weather, we recommend you use a courier if they are available for your country. To add courier option(s) to your account, contact Kim Cook BEFORE placing any orders for winter shipments


Please note the following deadlines and shipment dates if you want to receive stocks in December (also note that the deadline for international shipments may be in November!)

Shipping methodAccount typeOrder deadline (Noon, Eastern Standard time)
Deadline to pay or send PO (Noon, EST)Final shipping dates
Shipments within the USA
Postal serviceAPSingle & POSingleMonday, December 7Thursday, December 10Dec 15
APMulti & POMultiThursday, December 10NA
Courier serviceAPSingle & POSingleThursday, December 10Monday, December 14FedEx pickup 12/17 for delivery 12/18. UPS pickup 12/18 for delivery 12/22 Second Day Air Only (no ground).
APMulti & POMultiMonday, December 14NA
International shipments
Postal serviceAPSingle & POSingleTuesday, November 24Tuesday, December 1Dec 4
APMulti & POMultiTuesday, December 1NA
Courier serviceAPSingle & POSingleMonday, December 7Thursday, December 10FedEx pick up 12/14. UPS pick up 12/15.
APMulti & POMultiThursday, December 10NA
  • First shipment date of 2021 will be Tuesday, January 5
    • Ordering for 2021 opens Monday, December 21, 2020
    • Our normal schedule will resume on Thursday, December 31, 2020 with the first shipment going out on January 5, 2021.