While the winter months are long and cold, they do have positive implications when it comes to shipping chocolate. Colder weather means colder shipping temperatures, which makes it easier and cheaper to prevent chocolate from melting while in transit.
Shipping chocolate in the mail comes with certain difficulties, and various considerations must be made to prevent goods from spoiling while on their way to your customers. Questions you should ask include:
- How long will the product be in transit?
- What is the temperature of the shipping destination?
- At what temperature will your chocolate products begin to melt?
It is important to have a clear understanding of these factors when mailing chocolate to prevent your products from melting, while also maintaining a cost-efficient shipping process.
Due to the relatively low melting point, chocolate deliveries are generally either overnight or second-day shipments. When shipping distances require a transit duration exceeding two days, refrigerants such as cold packs can be used to maintain cold temperatures for longer.