It is difficult to ship chocolate during the summer months without it melting in transit. We ship all orders using ice packs and insulated shippers but they only keep the chocolate cool for 36 to 48 hours. For orders being shipped outside the DC Metro area, we highly recommend selecting FedEx as your shipping option when ordering chocolate. Orders placed on Mon or Tues will typically be shipped that same week. Orders that are placed Wed-Sun will typically be shipped the following Monday or Tuesday in order to prevent them from sitting in a hot warehouse or shipping facility over the weekend. For orders over $100 that are being delivered in the DC metro area, please contact us prior to placing your order and we may be able to hand deliver your order and save on the shipping costs.