Floral Delivery Secrets You Should Know and Avoid

Floral Delivery Secrets You Should Know About

Over the weekend, I came across an interesting thread about a floral delivery on a frequent flyer forum that I visit occasionally. Here’s the part that caught my attention…

Who’s Handling Your Floral Delivery?

Apparently, people who frequently send flowers online were already aware of this, but I’m pretty sure there are a lot of other folks, like the poster here, who are not aware that a FedEx driver would actually be delivering their flowers. 

All the major national florists offer fresh flowers that are either “shipped direct” or “florist delivered”. If you like supporting local business, always make sure the flowers you’re sending are “florist delivered”.

Dealing With A Late Floral Delivery

floral deliveryI know that after every major floral holiday there are always complaints about late delivery, or no delivery at all.

The major national floral companies cover themselves with a disclaimer discussed in this Consumer Reports article…

If you placed an order for Valentine’s Day flowers online, you might have missed a disclaimer that says the site does not guarantee delivery on major holidays—including Valentine’s Day. The 1-800Flowers site, for example, … Source

Most late floral delivery complaints can be traced back to two things – weather or heavy order volume. And no company who ships direct is immune.

Amazon and others have experienced major delivery delays at Christmas, due to a last-minute crush of orders. Winter weather has also hampered delivery in much of the country at Valentine’s Day several times that I can recall.

Most floral delivery problems could be minimized or avoided altogether by dealing directly with a local florist in the recipient’s delivery area, rather than through a national florist’s call center, which could be located anywhere in the country.

If you’re not sure about how to find a local florist outside of your area, you can use the local florist search tool on our website, because it’s still going to be a while before flowers are delivered like this.

I wonder how they got that big, beautiful bouquet
into that tiny little box?

I'm the owner of Greenfield Flower Shop in Milwaukee, with more than 40 years of experience in the floral, wedding, and event business.

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