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From nearby Canada to far off India, orders for chocolate squares, ornament tins, gift baskets and more have been pouring in since the site opened its virtual doors internationally.
November 14, 2012 – International Checkout Inc. today announced a partnership with the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company that will enable chocolate enthusiasts worldwide to enjoy their premium products and gifts. From nearby Canada to far off India, orders for chocolate squares, ornament tins, gift baskets and more have been pouring in since the site opened its virtual doors internationally.
Ghirardelli is enjoying the new revenues generated by global consumers without any associated risk or difficulty. International Checkout (IC) assumes all liability associated with fraud, international shipping, customs issues, and currency fluctuation. By offering a broad selection of international payment options, local currency pricing, duties and taxes at a guaranteed rate, express international shipping service, and world class customer service; IC enables Ghirardelli to remain focused on their domestic business while IC runs and markets its international sales.
International Checkout CEO and President, Saskia Chiesa, adds “We are very pleased about our partnership with Ghirardelli. Their name is recognized by chocolate connoisseurs around the world and it is exciting to be a part of allowing access to their products to those customers.”
About International Checkout
Since 2003, International Checkout has been providing retailers access to the billions of dollars spent online by international consumers. More than 1500 U.S. retailers have partnered with IC, enjoying an immediate increase in revenues without difficulty. The innovative global e-commerce solution is easy to implement and virtually cost free.
The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a manufacturer and marketer of premium chocolate products. Incorporated in 1852 and in continuous operation since then, Ghirardelli has the richest heritage of any American chocolate company. Ghirardelli continues to honor its heritage to this day. Ghirardelli is one of the few companies in America that controls the entire chocolate manufacturing process, from cocoa bean to finished product.