All cuttings are shipped in a sealed plastic bag - keep them in the bag until you plant them.
If you can't plant your cuttings as soon as they arrive, keep them cool and moist for up to 5 days. Every day you delay, the success of your cuttings will go down.
Keep cuttings out of direct sunlight as much as possible prior to planting.
You must have adequate soil moisture to plant cuttings. If the soil is too dry either plan to water for the first 2 growing seasons or choose another location. Low soil moisture will almost assure none of the cuttings will become established.
The best way to guarantee your cuttings will die is to plant them upside down. The buds must face UP when you plant them.
Good weed control is necessary to assure your plantings success. If you are planting a high quantity for wildlife, the easiest option is to spray a non-selective herbicide prior to planting. Or you can maintain an area around the planting by spraying or cultivating around the plantings to reduce weed competition. After 1 - 2 years the plantings should not require weed control as they will be well established.
If you are unsure of the quality of the soil in your planting location, it is best to get a soil test to determine any amendments your soil may require. Be sure to amend your soil in accordance with your soil test prior to planting.