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6 Top Tips for Buying Flowers Online

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Buying flowers for a loved one is always a winner, but if you’re looking at buying some online, perhaps if you’re not local to a florist or if they’re for someone far away for example, knowing exactly what you’ll get for your money can be tough.

We’ve put some tips together for buying flowers online as it’s definitely something to think about when buying this gift as you can get great deals, service and good quality ones online.

1. Look into what flowers are in season and where
Even if you’ve chosen the flowers you want them to include, there’s no guarantee that they’ll be able to if the flowers you’ve selected aren’t in season/aren’t available at that time. There’s a great guide to knowing what flowers are in season here. When in doubt, don’t be afraid to ask the people behind the website too.

2. Think about your recipient’s tastes and if the site can cater to them
Just because you’re buying online, it doesn’t mean that you have to settle for just the options they have available. If there’s something you’d like to change on an advertised bunch or include, contact the site to see if they can help you. Think about things like what colours your recipient likes, and whether they like really fancy things or more simple things.

3. Shop around for the best deals
There are a whole host of websites out there that offer flowers online by delivery, so shop around to get the best deal. Flowers are one of those things where you will have to spend some money to be guaranteed with good quality ones, so don’t automatically go for the cheapest ones you see. Instead, look for ones that offer good incentives instead, like competitive delivery options and things like free vases/wrapping.

4. Ensure you’ve allowed plenty of time for delivery
Many sites are adapting to hectic lifestyles and you can even get a florist delivery on the day you order on sites like Flowers Same Day. This is great as there’s nothing worse than ordering something and it doesn’t arrive in time!

5. Check the website has a customer services system
As when ordering things online, you will never know 100% what you’re getting, and of course, occasionally, things can go a little wrong. It’s therefore reassuring to know that you’ve got backup and someone that can help if things do go wrong. Check that the site you are using has a good customer services system, and look at things like their customer reviews.

6. Find out how the site delivers their flowers
Depending on the size of the site you are buying from and the location, the way they deliver the flowers may vary, in terms of how they physically take them to your recipient and how they present them. This could be either by personal delivery by the actual florist or it could be via a courier. Check how they look after the flowers during transit too.

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