End-of-Year Shipping Schedule 2017
Updated October 9, 2017
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The BDSC's shipping schedule for the end of 2017 is detailed below. Ordering deadlines for receiving stocks in 2017 depend on your account type, which is shown in the top section of a stock order form, and your shipment method.

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 method Account type Order deadline Final packing & shipping dates
Domestic shipments (inside the USA)
postal service APSingle & POSingle Wednesday, December 6, midnight EST final pack December 14 for mailing December 15
APMulti & POMulti Monday, December 11, midnight EST
courier service APSingle & POSingle Monday, December 11, midnight EST final pack December 18 for pick up 12/18 by FedEx (delivery 12/19) or 12/19 by UPS (delivery 12/21 UPS Second Day Air)
APMulti & POMulti Wednesday, December 13, midnight EST
International shipments (outside the USA)
postal service APSingle & POSingle Monday, December 4, midnight EST final pack December 11 for mailing December 12
APMulti & POMulti Wednesday, December 6, midnight EST
courier service APSingle & POSingle Wednesday, December 6, midnight EST final pack December 14 for pick up 12/14 by FedEx or 12/15 by UPS
APMulti & POMulti Monday, December 11, midnight EST
  • First shipment date of 2018 is Friday, January 5
    • Ordering for 2018 opens Friday, December 22, 2017
    • Quotes for 2018 orders placed through early morning Thursday, December 28, 2017 will be sent out that afternoon
    • Our normal schedule will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2018