Shipping Information and Policy
Around The World Chocolate is delighted to deliver you the chocolate you love! Unfortunately, we only deliver to Canada and US as of now, but we are working hard to spread the love of chocolate beyond these borders. We take care in making sure your chocolate is properly packaged and in excellent condition before handing it off to the delivery company. Once the package leaves our hands to the delivery company, Around The World Chocolate is no longer responsible for the package.
Chocolate and Summer don't get along... but don't worry! We offer Summer Packaging, which ensures your chocolate is cool and comfortable during those hot summer months. However, because of this extra packaging (which includes an insulated foam container with an ice pack and thermal bubble wrap), there is an extra $3 packaging fee. We strongly recommend Express summer packaging option during the months of June, July and August to lessen the chance for your chocolate to melt.
We charge a $10 flat shipping rate for Canada and $15 flat shipping for US (minimum order of $35 for US shipments). Carriers will depend on who will provide the fastest delivery time. During the months of June, July and August, there will be an additional charge for summer shipping. Please refer to the Summer Shipping section above.
Some ideas to reduce your shipping costs:
- Order together with friends and family and share the shipping cost
- Order in bulk, so you don't have to pay for shipping as frequently
- If you live in the Local Delivery Area (see below) we offer free delivery for orders over $50.00
Local Delivery Areas include:
- Toronto (GTA)
- Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham
- Brampton, Mississauga
- Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton
Orders will be shipped the next business day* and will be shipped out between Monday to Wednesday. This is because delivery companies who do not work over the weekends may hold your package, and we would rather have your package delivered to you from us as soon as possible. Delivery times will vary depending on location. Typical delivery times range from 2-8 business days. Please note during holiday times, deliveries may take longer than usual.
For local delivery areas (see above), deliveries are typically made after 5:00 pm. We will contact you after your order has been processed to confirm a delivery time.
* For U.S. orders, orders need to be placed before 5:00 pm EST for next business day shipping. This is because extra paperwork is required from the US Customs and therefore extra processing time will be needed.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to answer your questions.