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* Please Note * Severe weather conditions may delay orders and we cannot guarantee any deliveries for this reason. 

 
Exclusive Valentine’s Day Curbside Pick-Up 
February 13th & 14th - Complimentary curbside pick-up at any Purple House boutique. 
Call ahead and prepay to take advantage of this Concierge service.
*Available at Madison Avenue, SoHo, Armitage, Michigan Avenue, Las Vegas & Beverly Hills boutiques. Find boutique hours and locations


Shipping chocolate can be tricky, because nobody likes melted chocolate. But we are experts at it, so rest assured your little treasures will arrive at your door safe and sound. Please familiarize yourself with our shipping rates and policies before you order: 

Standard Shipping Rates 


Shipping Methods

Rate
$5 Standard Shipping $   5.00
Standard (3-10 Business Days) $   9.95
Express (2 Business Days) $ 19.95
Urgent (Next Business Day) $ 39.95
Saturday $ 49.95
Alaska $ 29.95
Hawaii $ 29.95
Canada $ 39.00 + $ 1.00 per Item
Puerto Rico $ 75.00 + $ 1.00 per Item
United Kingdom $ 75.00 + $ 1.00 per Item
   
** Shipping rates are calculated per package


*Valentine’s Day Delivery Timelines
Tuesday, February 11th by 2 pm CST - Last day for Standard Shipping for delivery by Valentine’s Day.
Wednesday, February 12th by 2 pm CST - Last day for Express (2 Day) Shipping for delivery by Valentine’s Day.
Thursday, February 13th by 2 pm CST - Last day for Urgent (1 Day) Shipping for delivery by Valentine’s Day.
Friday, February 14 by 11 am Local Time - Last day for same-day Local Delivery on Valentine’s Day. Available in select cities only. Contact your local boutique for details. 

*These are the cut-off dates for guaranteed delivery to all locations within the U.S. Please see the map for UPS transit time from Chicago to your destination OR call our Chocolate Concierges at 1.888.301.9866 for specific details. 

Please note that our guaranteed delivery timelines do not take unexpected weather delays into consideration, and weather delays may affect ship dates and arrival dates. If you have any questions about shipping your package, please call us at 1.888.301.9866. 

2 pm CST Daily Cut-off Time 
If your order was placed after 2:00 pm CST Monday-Friday, it will be processed the following business day. 

Shipping Over the Weekend 
If you are shipping a package to a warm weather destination over a weekend, your package may be held until the following Monday to ensure minimal time in transit. 

Cooling Materials! 
Shipping chocolate is tricky business. We work hard to ensure that our chocolate is delivered fresh and in perfect condition. To reduce the risk of melted chocolate on orders in transit to warmer climates (70 degrees and higher), a $10.00 charge for ice packs may be added to your order during checkout. 

Shipping Alcohol
We do not ship alcohol internationally or to the following states: AL, AR, DE, IN, KS, KY, ME, NH, MD, MA, MS, MT, NJ, OK, PA, SD, TN, UT. In all other states, delivery requires signature from recipient age 21 or over. 

Delivery Times for Businesses & Residences 
UPS® is our preferred shipping vendor. All of our shipping vendors only deliver on business days, unless Saturday delivery is specified (where available, additional charges apply). Our shipping vendors may require a signature for delivery at the discretion of the driver. Deliveries to businesses occur between 9 am and 5 pm, and deliveries to residences occur between 9 am and 7 pm. 

$5 Standard Shipping
$5 Standard Shipping is only available for online and boutique purchases of $50 or more. Not applicable to Alaska or Hawaii. For Corporate orders, offer may be applied to qualifying orders with up to 5 shipping addresses. 

Local Delivery
Our Chicago, New York, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas Purple Houses can messenger your order for Same Day Delivery starting at $19.95. Restrictions may apply. For local delivery within Chicago, you can place your order online (order by noon for delivery by 5pm, by 2pm for delivery by 7pm) and select Chicago Courier as your shipping method. Please call our Purple Houses directly for information or to place an order for local delivery. Visit our Boutiques page for store contact information. 

International Orders 
To inquire about shipping to countries other than the U.S., U.K. or Canada, please call a Chocolate Concierge at 1.888.301.9866. (YUMM). *We are unable to process international credit cards. 

When Will My Order Arrive? 
Track Your Order Here with your UPS tracking number(s) 
All Orders leave our Chicago facility within 24 hours of processing, subject to inventory availability. International orders ship on Mondays and Tuesdays only. In order to ensure the best possible product, orders cannot ship over the weekend during warm weather months. Thus, Standard shipments packages may be held until the following Monday to ensure minimal time in transit. 

Last updated on February 10, 2014 by Vanessa Barg