Tips for Ordering Flowers Online

Have flowers delivered to your recipient via online ordering.

Have flowers delivered to your recipient via online ordering.

Sending an impressive and heartfelt floral gift doesn’t have to be a difficult task. Many flower senders, in fact, complete the gift-giving process from the comfort of their own homes by ordering flowers online. Next time you're in need of flowers, explore your online options. Doing so can save you time and money, and you'll benefit from a larger in-stock floral selection than offered by many local merchants.

Order Well in Advance

If you want your floral gift to arrive at your recipient’s doorstep on a special day, place your online order well in advance of this date. Most online flower vendors do offer rush delivery service, allowing you to get your flowers to your lucky recipient in as little as 24 hours, but this specialized service does come at a premium. If you order in advance, on the other hand, you can avoid the rush delivery charge.

Read the Fine Print

Don’t allow the images of beautiful blooms splashed all over the website distract you. Before you place your order, double check the print details that explain what exactly you are purchasing. In some instances, you will find that the pictured product is an upgrade and that, for the quoted amount, you are getting a smaller bouquet. By carefully reading all of the details before you place your order, you can ensure your recipient receives exactly what you intended.

Pick What’s in Season

You are almost always going to pay less for in-season flowers than you will for out-of-season blooms, and these in-season beauties will likely be fresher and more stunning. Most online flower vendors, such as ProFlowers, update their sites regularly, changing their homepages to reflect the in-season blooms. Instead of immediately searching for the bloom you had in mind, look over the featured in-season options and decide whether one of these would serve your needs.

Look for a Sale Section

Most online flower sites feature a section of items on sale or clearance priced. These items are often offered at a substantial discount, potentially allowing you to get a floral gift that is more impressive for the same amount of money as you would have spent on a simpler option. Though you will likely not have as many options when shopping the sales section, if you are looking for something beautiful but don’t have a particularly type of blooms in mind, you may be able to find the perfect present at a discounted rate.

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