- Durable, Safe Packaging
- How Much is Postage & Packaging?
- Royal Mail International Tracked
- Tax On European Sales
- Destinations We Ship To
- When will my order be posted?
- Points to note
- What if the recipient is away at the time of delivery?
- Can you deliver to hospitals or business addresses?
- Can you deliver on a pre determined day?
- Bank Holidays
- It is our aim to bring you the very best in Belgian chocolates.
- Security & Privacy
- Christmas Delivery
- Chocolates Numbers and stated weights
It is important to us that your fresh Belgian chocolates and gifts arrive with you in perfect condition, therefore our traditional Belgian ballotin gift boxes come in their own specially-designed outer polystyrene casing which protects the fresh Belgian chocolates from damage and temperature changes in transit.
Our Luxury gift boxes have been chosen as they provide a hard firm casing. They are wrapped in tissue and placed into the polystyrene case, tapped shut and put into the poly bags ready for delivery. With our Dora boxes and Jewellery boxes we carefully wrap these in tissue and create a cardboard shell, finally placing it into a polystyrene bag, sealing it ready for dispatch!
To help complete your gifts, you also will be able to add your own free personal message and choose luxury wrapping.
United Kingdom & Channel Islands - INCLUDED - First Class Post with Royal Mail. Delivery should take 2-4 Working Days. As with all First Class Post, the delivery date is NOT GUARANTEED and may take up to 5 working days. (Orders over £30 will be sent via 'Royal Mail Signed For' delivery, requiring a signature on arrival
We can offer a Signed For Service for delivery for £1.
Royal Mail - Special Express Delivery UK - Next Day (this can include delivery on Saturdays depending on your area) If you would like your order quickly, take advantage of our express service, a tracked special delivery with Royal Mail, that will get your chocolates to you within 1 -2 days, however delivery is normally before 1pm the next day, for orders placed before 1pm, Monday to Friday. This service does require a signature on delivery. Royal Mail do not guarantee this next day service, but it very rarely lets us down. To track your order please visit www.royalmail.com/track-trace/ and enter your 13 character reference.
|Up to 300 grams||£4.99|
|Up to 500 grams||£4.99|
|500 to 750 grams||£6.50|
|750 grams to 1 Kilos||£6.50|
|1 to 2 Kilos||£11.75|
|2 to 3 Kilos||£17.50|
|3 to 4 Kilos||£22.99|
|4 to 5 Kilos||£28.50|
|5 to 6 Kilos||£33.99|
|6 to 7 Kilos||£38.99|
|7 to 8 Kilos||£44.50|
|8 to 9 Kilos||£49.99|
|9 to 10 Kilos||£55.50|
|10 to 20 Kilos (MAX)||£55.50|
Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed provides the fastest and most secure service for international delivery and requires a signature on delivery. (However please be aware that a copy of the signature is not available). All chocolate gifts can be fully tracked end to end including signature on delivery and an online delivery confirmation.
Please see the following list of destinations for Royal Mail International Tracked which we can ship to:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland (Republic of), Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland
EU - 4-6 Working Days
Rest of the World - 5-8 Working Days
Delivery is in working days and excludes day of posting, Saturdays and Sundays.
- Up to 500 grams £10.25
- Up to 750 grams £12.25
- Up to 1000 grams (1 Kilo) £14.25
- Up to 1250 grams £16.25
- Up to 1500 grams £18.25
- Up to 1750 grams £20.25
- Up to 2000 grams (2 Kilos) £22.50
On shipments to Europe local customs taxes may be applicable are payable directly. These are the responsibility of the addressed recipient. Chocolate Express does not pay tax on european sales so therefore will not be liable for late delivery due to customs checks and procedures.
We are only able to ship to the following destinations:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland (Republic of), Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland
ITEMS WE DO NOT SHIP
Please note that we DO NOT ship gift certificates.
These are sent by email. Once purchased the value of the Gift Certificate will be added to your own personal Gift Certificate Account. If you have funds in your Gift Certificate Account, you will notice that the amount now shows in the Shopping Cart box, and also provides a link to a page where you can send your Gift Certificate via email.
We will dispatch orders the same day, (Monday to Friday) for orders placed before 1pm. Orders placed after 1pm on a Friday will be sent the following Monday. As a general rule our cut off time is 1pm Monday to Friday, however we may be able to take orders up until 2.15pm, please call us on 01534 873834 to check. Please note we close at 2pm on a Thursday afternoon.
Large or multiple orders will take a few days to complete (as all on line orders are handpicked)
Orders over £30 will be sent as Signed For at no extra charge, to ensure safe delivery, therefore they will require a signature on delivery. We will send you a confirmation email on receipt of your chocolate by post order and a shipping e-mail to confirm shipment.
Multiple orders may not all be dispatched at the same time. During busy periods, e.g. Christmas or Easter chocolates, delivery times have been known to increase by 24hrs. We are unable to deliver on bank holidays and Sundays.
Royal Mail will not deem a parcel to be lost until it has been in the postal system for a period of 10 days (UK) and 20 working days for International orders. Although it is highly unlikely deliveries will take this amount of time we are unable to dispatch a replacement until 5 days from the dispatch date. If your package is not letter box friendly please check that your local post office is not holding it for collection.
We are unable to track packages with our Free First Class Post, however for a quicker and traceable delivery we can offer an Express Service from £4.99 these orders are required to be signed for.
Due to Custom requirements, the value of the contents are displayed on the customs shipping note on the outside of the box within the Customs information. No invoice details are placed inside the box.Customs do require that the value of the contents are displayed on the shipping information on the outside of the box.
Once your order has been dispatched we are unable to cancel it or request postal address changes or recall it. Due the fresh nature of our chocolates we do not accept orders back (or provide refunds), unless there are delivered 15 days after posting. Are standard delivery dates are not guaranteed by Royal Mail, but very rarely let us down.
Our express and signed for service require a signature on delivery, if no one is in the sign for the order they will be taken back to your local Royal Mail depot.
Some of our boxes are designed to fit through the majority of UK letterboxes. In cases where the item cannot be posted through the letterbox and the recipient is not at home, the Royal Mail service may try to leave in a secure location, if this is not possible then a card will be left and you will need to collect it from your local post office.
If you have any delivery instructions, i.e. please leave in the garden shed if not home, leave us your requirements in our notes section at checkout OR e-mail after placing your order: firstname.lastname@example.org , alternatively call us on 01534 873834 and we will pass your request onto Royal Mail, we cannot guarantee that Royal Mail will follow the instructions.
We deliver to all UK post codes including businesses and hospitals. Due to the nature of larger hospitals and businesses we highly recommend providing as much detail to the delivery address, this helps reduce the risk of your goods going missing.
Yes, you can advise us of a day you would like your products delivered, however this would mean that the package would have to be signed for and sent by special delivery which would incur a postage charge from £4.99. This service does require a signature on delivery. Alternatively we can hold a package and send out on a date you require with are regular First class Post (if posting date not specified we will post out 5 working days before delivery requested date). Our special delivery service is with Royal Mail and normally is delivered before 1pm the following day, however, occasionally this service may take up to two working days. Delivery is Monday to Friday, however some areas do provide delivery on a Saturday as well.
Please note we do not post out on any Bank Holidays. Our store is based in Jersey, one of the Channel Islands, which enjoys an additional Bank Holiday to the rest of the UK which falls on the 9th of May, known as Liberation Day. All orders placed on a Bank Holiday will be dispatched on the next working day.
We will always endeavour to dispatch your order the day it is placed (Monday to Friday) - providing your order is received by 1 pm. On the rare occasion that a product is not in stock this may not be possible. Should this happen we will contact you to propose an alternative product of equal value.
All payments are processed through our secure site in accordance with the standing Consumer Protection Distance Selling Regulations (2000) we will mail you details of your order and confirmation details of payment. It is our policy not to sell or pass on any personal details. We will store and process any details you provide at the time of registering or purchasing to help support our service to you and from time to time we will provide you with details of our products and special offers.
Payment will be processed are. The name and billing the time of ord address given must be the same as the registered name and address of the card holder. Failure to supply correct details may result in your order being delayed. In accordance with the standing Consumer Protection Distance Selling Regulations (2000) we will mail you details of your order.
You may cancel your order at any time before dispatch. Should you wish to cancel your order please contact our customer services on 01534 873834.
With free U.K. delivery options, our recommended final day for Christmas delivery is Tuesday 17th December on standard shipping and Friday 20th December for expedited deliveries.
All orders received by 1pm will be dispatched same day, Monday to Friday. We do not dispatch goods on a Saturday or Sunday. It may be possible to process orders up until 2.15pm, however you will need to call our customers service team to arrange on 01534 873834.
All UK deliveries are made by Royal Mail. Please note that the delivery date is NOT GUARANTEED as first class post may take up to 5 working days. If the recipient is not in and it is not possible to leave the item in a secure area, Royal Mail will leave a card asking the addressee to collect from a local post office. We accept no liability if delivery is not made due to the recipient not being available or due to the recipient failing to contact their local Post Office within a reasonable time to arrange collection. Furthermore, please note that by leaving an instruction for a delivery to be left in a specific place, it is not the responsibility of Chocolate Express if it goes missing and a replacement/refund will not be considered.
UK Delivery Area: United Kingdom includes Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales and Channel Islands.
The delivery of orders on a Saturday is dependant on the delivery area/address, as not all areas in the UK operate a Saturday service, please check with your local Royal Mail customer services.
This is the same for our express service, we will despatch on a Friday at 1pm, however delivery may be made on the Saturday or Monday depending on the Royal Mail service applicable for the delivery address.
If you are in any way dissatisfied with our products or our service we will always do our best to ensure that we resolve the problem to your satisfaction. You may cancel your order at any time before it is dispatched and we will issue a refund. Once your order has been dispatched we can only offer a refund for damaged goods, as our products cannot be resold, due the freshness of the products.
We will ask for all damaged goods to be returned, so that we may investigate the damage, we will refund the original cost of the product or send out a replacement box to you, once we have received the original damaged order back. Please contact us before returning the goods by email on email@example.com.
We do not offer refunds for the late arrival of chocolates. After 10 days we will send out a replacement box, as a Signed for Service. Please ensure your chocolates have not been left with the local post office, as we will submit claims for non-delivery with Royal Mail.
As the nature of our product is handmade and fresh the weights and sizes of chocolates do vary, therefore the quoted number of chocolates may vary accordingly. Our loose chocolates vary in weight from approximately 15 - 28 grams therefore our shipping weights can very accordingly. Shipping weights are measured in Gross (e.g. Item + Packaging = Gross Weight)