Chocolate gift delivery to China
* North China Area, Xi An - within 4 days.
When will my chocolate be delivered ?
Deliveries are sent to the address you have provided via DHL EXPRESS from Monday until Friday from 8 am to 6 pm.
How much are the delivery charges ?
Planète Chocolat offers you secure methods of payment. Our delivery charges for China are €44.90 including tax.
Is delivery also possible on weekends or public holidays ?
Unfortunetly, no , DHL only delivers from Monday to Friday between 08:00 - 18:00 and does not work during public holidays.
Order your favorite Belgian chocolates to China
Your Planète Chocolat specialty store offers delivery of a wide selection of chocolate products and truffle assortments , whether you live in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou or even Shenzhen. Chocolate is becoming increasingly popular in China and the Chinese are becoming true chocolate lovers, giving you lots of opportunities for gifts for Chinese New Year or Valentine's Day.
The chocolate market is booming
There is a well-known adage: when China awakens, the world trembles. There are 1.4 billion inhabitants in the Middle Kingdom, or about 1 in 4 of the population of our planet. When they start loving chocolate, a whole segment of related activities will be boosted as well as shaken by the increased demand. The history of China and chocolate dates back to 1705, when the emissary of the Pope brought this new royal food to the Emperor. This was the event that introduced the word "chocolate" into Chinese historical documents.
In China chocolate is in fashion. In just a few years, sales of chocolate products rose 40%. And it only requires that the Chinese have an average consumption of 1 kg of chocolate each year for the country to become its largest consumer. The populations that like it the most have a more urban than rural profile, Shanghai is the largest consumer, with 19% of the national consumption. In general, chocolate is eaten more readily in southern China. The difference between the north and the south is partly due to climate. In China the south can grow sugar cane, and so their palates are used to sweet flavors, the colder and drier climate in the North favors salty flavors.
The impact of the online chocolate market
Urban populations use the internet extensively for their purchases. Thus, the online sale of chocolate is more popular than direct sales of artisan confectionery. The Chinese often like to consult reviews and comments on products. The strong influence of the web needs to be taken into consideration for players in the world of chocolate who would like to develop in the Asian giant. So, why not ask your Chinese friends to visit the Planète Chocolat site, which guarantees secure delivery of its products including boxes of chocolates, chocolate spreads, and chocolate bars and tablets.