Merchandise purchases can only be made by authorized Coast Guard, NOAA, and Public Health personnel. This includes:
Your Employee I.D. number (EMPLID) or Auxiliary Member number is required to purchase items - Social Security Numbers (SSN's) are not authorized. Customer Service Reps are not allowed to provide you your EMPLID due to possible security risks.
Payment may be made by your personal , , cards, personal check or money order (for the exact amount of the purchase), or the Charge-To-Pay method (Coast Guard Active Duty only).
Purchases are shipped by USPS Priority Mail at no cost to you.
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the online Webstore is designed to be used in conjunction with this web site.
Telephone orders may normally be placed from 0800 to 1530, Monday-Friday, Eastern Standard Time, excluding Federal holidays. To reduce your phone holding time, have a list of items needed and your specific measurements.
Note: When you call the UDC Orders line, you will enter the UDC phone system tree. When you make a selection, it may sound like the call is disconnecting when the call is actually just being transferred. Please stay on the line for a moment longer. If all CSRs are busy, we will answer your call in the order in which it was received.
If the UDC does not stock a non-standard size, then you may request that item by completing either the Male Special Order Form or the Female Special Order Form. The forms must be faxed or mailed to the UDC where the vendors will be contacted. Please understand certain items cannot be special ordered due to production demands. While every order is expedited, the average completion time to fill a special order is contractually bound to 120 days. You may call for assistance.
NOTE: Reserve and Auxiliary are required to provide payment in advance. Active Duty personnel may still charge to pay, however, payment will be processed at time of order entry.
NOTE: In order to ensure accuracy of measurements, Active Duty members should seek to obtain measurements from a medical professional via their clinic. For all others or if a clinic is not readily available, members should seek to obtain measurements from a professional tailor.
The UDC cannot accept government credit card orders over the phone. These orders need to be faxed or mailed on a Procurement Request Form (form DOT F-4200.1.2CG). Please ensure the Procurement Request includes all of the following information:
Please fax the Government credit card order to: 609-861-7930.
The UDC has two locations to serve you. Both accept your personal MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, personal check or money order (for the exact amount of the purchase), or the Charge-To-Pay method (Coast Guard Active Duty only).
All packages are sent by USPS Priority Mail. UDC policy is to process items within 5 business days of payment. Occasionally this processing time is extended due to customer special requests. Once processed, USPS picks up all shipments the next morning. Shipments to most locations will arrive within 10-12 business days of the UDC receiving payment. Free expedited shipping is not available. If customer-expense expedited shipping is needed, please call 800-874-6841 (toll-free) or 609-861-1221 (commercial).