Most orders from Ethel M Chocolates process within 3 business days, depending on your product selection. Due to the perishable nature of our gourmet candy, Ethel M processes orders for shipment Monday through Wednesday. This insures that packages have shorter transit time, thus Ethel M Chocolates is able to deliver a high quality product that you will grow to love. Shipping "Design Your Own" Products require a 3 business day preparation and packaging time, because each candy is hand-picked and each box individually packed. Please account for this additional processing time when placing your order.