Note: due to the perishable nature of our chocolate, we ship only UPS 2nd Day Air during the months April - September. Warm weather packaging and cool packs are used to protect chocolate from heat during this time. Non-perishable items (hot cocoas, sauces, coffee and baking mixes) are eligible for ground shipping at all times.
Shipping & Processing Times
We offer a variety of shipping options, including Next Business Day, Expedited and Standard Shipping. Our daily order cutoff is 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) and orders placed by that time will be processed the same day. Orders placed after 1 p.m. PST will be processed the next business day (unfortunately, we can’t process orders on weekends or national holidays). During warm weather months, chocolate orders received Wednesday through Friday will ship the following Monday.
Please note that delays may occur during transit due to such factors as weather conditions, product availability, national holidays and other factors. Saturday delivery is available for an extra charge, but no others ship on weekends or holidays.
Regretfully, we cannot ship to P.O. boxes. All shipments are sent via UPS or FedEx and can only be delivered to a street address within the United States. Shipments are delivered Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. Our carriers do not deliver on weekend days or legal holidays and both are not included in shipping estimates. Signature confirmation and Saturday delivery are available for an extra charge, please call 888.402.6262 to make arrangements. Shipments returned due to an incorrect shipping address will require an additional charge for reshipment. We are not responsible for delays in delivery times due to incorrect or incomplete addresses. Shipping charges will not be refunded for late deliveries if the business is closed or not available to receive the package when delivered.
When shipping to a hotel or hospital, please verify discharge/checkout times and make necessary arrangements with the delivery location to ensure delivery to recipient's room. Ghirardelli is not responsible for packages misdirected after delivery.
Ghirardelli is not responsible for late shipments due to weather conditions, product availability, national holidays and other factors. No orders ship on weekends or holidays.
Our products are subject to availability due to seasonal variations. Ghirardelli reserves the right to make changes to its pricing to reflect changes in market supply. Our website shows the most current and up-to-date pricing on all products.
At Ghirardelli, your satisfaction is extremely important to us. If, for any reason, your order does not arrive in perfect condition or you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please contact Customer Service at 888.402.6262 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days of receipt for prompt replacement, refund, or exchange.
Please note that refunds will not be issued on custom printed ribbon or custom orders and that a re-stocking fee may be incurred on special orders.