Shipping Policies & Details
To receive by Order by 10am PST on:
- Thurs 11/20 & Select UPS Ground or USPS Priority
- Monday 11/24 & Select UPS 2-day
- Tuesday 11/25 & Select UPS Next Day Air
- * Southern California chocoholics: To receive before Thanksgiving 11/27, order by 10am PST on Monday 11/24 and select UPS Ground or USPS Priority.
Holiday Office Closure
- Our offices will be closed Thursday, 11/28 in observance of Thanksgiving. Orders placed after 10am PST on Wednesday 11/26 will be shipped on Monday 12/1.
To receive by Christmas Eve, 12/24 Order by 10am PST on:
- Wednesday 12/17 & Select UPS Ground
- Thursday 12/18 & Select UPS-3 day Select or USPS Priority Mail
- Monday 12/22 & Select UPS 2nd Day Air
- Tuesday 12/23 & Select UPS Next Day Air
- * Southern California chocoholics: To receive before Christmas Eve 12/24, order by 10am PST on Monday 12/22 and select UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail.
To receive by New Year's Eve, 12/31 Order by 10am PST on:
- Monday 12/22 & select UPS Ground
- Tuesday 12/26 & USPS Priority Mail
- Monday 12/29 & select UPS 2-day Air
- Tuesday 12/30 & select Next Day Air
- * Southern California chocoholics: To receive on New Year’s Eve 12/31, order by 10am PST on Monday 12/29 and select USPS Priority Mail.
Holiday Office Closure
- Please note that our offices, including Customer Service and Shipping, will be closed Wednesday, 12/24 and Thursday, 12/25 in observance of Christmas and Wednesday, 12/31 and Thursday, 1/1 in observance or New Year’s Day.
Orders placed after 10am 12/23 through 12/26 will ship 12/29
Orders placed after 10am 12/30 through 1/2 will ship 1/5
Daily Order Cut Off Times
- Orders placed after 10 am PST on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, will not be processed until the following business day.
- Orders placed after 10 am PST on Thursdays will not be processed until Friday and shipped until Monday.
- Orders placed anytime on Friday, Saturday or Sunday will not be processed until Monday.
- *Depending on order volume, orders may take up to 2 days to process.
- Orders are shipped from San Diego, CA Monday-Thursday.
- In an effort to avoid possible heat damage associated with shipments in transit over the weekend, we do not ship Friday-Sunday.
- We only ship within the 48 contiguous states.
- Please note that shipping charges are per recipient.
- All packages will be shipped via UPS or US Postal Service.
Warm Weather Shipping
- If the weather is 72 degrees or higher between our factory and the delivery location, we cannot guarantee the integrity of the product if Ground, 3 Day Select or 2 Day Air shipping are selected.
- In this case, Overnight shipping may be required in order to prevent the chocolate from melting.
- We do provide ice packs with our shipments during warm weather. They will protect the chocolate for 24 hours.
- Weather permitting, Ground, 3 Day Select, or 2 Day Air are usually acceptable shipping options from November to March.
- Due to shipping laws, we are not able to ship products containing alcohol to the following states: AL, AR, DE, KY, MD, MA, MS, MT, NH, NJ, OK, PA, RI, SD, UT, VT
- UPS will make up to 3 delivery attempts and requires an adult signature (with id) for any delivery containing alcohol
Out of Stock Products
- If a product is not in stock, or if your order requires a large quantity of products to be produced, you will be contacted to establish a new ship date.
- We do not offer Saturday deliveries through our website. If Saturday delivery is required for your order, please call 888.635.1444 and a Chocolate Concierge will be happy to assist you.
Shipping to Post Office Boxes
- In order to ship to a Post Office Box, you must spell out “Post Office Box” in the shipping address section and you must provide a street address for the Post Office Box. Ship “P.O. Box”.
- We cannot ship alcohol to a Post Office Box.
Returns & Exchanges
We offer a satisfaction guarantee for any products purchased at a Chuao Chocolatier boutique & café or on chuaochocolatier.com. For returns or exchanges, please contact a Chocolate Concierge at 888.635.1444 or [email protected].