End-of-Year Shipping Schedule 2016
Updated October 14, 2016
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The BDSC's shipping schedule for the end of 2016 is detailed below. Ordering deadlines for receiving stocks in 2016 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. 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:

  • Order deadlines for APSingle and POSingle accounts
    • Monday, December 5, midnight EST is the deadline for placing orders to be shipped outside the USA via the postal service.
    • Wednesday, December 7, midnight EST is the deadline for placing orders to be shipped within the USA via the postal service or outside the USA via courier.
    • Monday, December 12, midnight EST is the deadline for placing orders to be shipped within the USA via courier.
  • Order deadlines for APMulti and POMulti accounts
    • Wednesday, December 7, midnight EST is the deadline for placing orders to be shipped outside the USA via the postal service.
    • Monday, December 12, midnight EST is the deadline for placing orders to be shipped within the USA via the postal service or outside the USA via courier.
    • Wednesday, December 14, midnight EST is the deadline for placing orders to be shipped within the USA via courier.
  • Final packing and shipment dates for 2016
    • Domestic shipments via the postal service: packed December 15, mailed December 16
    • Domestic shipments via courier: packed December 19, pick up 12/19 FedEx, 12/20 UPS; delivery 12/20 FedEx, 12/22 UPS Second Day Air
    • International shipments via the postal service: packed December 12, mailed December 13
    • International shipments via courier: packed December 15, pick up 12/15 FedEx, 12/16 UPS; delivery dates depends on your location
  • First shipment date of 2017 is Friday, January 6
    • Ordering for 2017 opens Monday, December 26, 2016
    • Quotes for 2017 orders placed through early morning Monday, January 2, 2017 will be sent out that afternoon
    • Our normal schedule will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2017