Saturday, March 8, 2008

Shipping costs when ordering chocolates online

When it comes to ordering fine chocolates online, I think that a note about shipping costs and choices is worth mentioning.

Most fine chocolatiers will force you to ship 2nd day or overnight. I can think of two reasons why. First, their chocolates are made with fresh ingredients and are meant to be eaten promptly. The other reason is that weather will damage chocolate, and when you are ordering this kind of chocolate quality upon arrival is important.

I have ordered chocolates in the summer and they have arrived in a cooler (Styrofoam and ice packets). I don't remember if they were shipped that way or if I chose to ship it that way.

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