Despite most merchandise and wares being available online in this day and age, few people know that you can actually buy flowers online just as if you would do from a street flower vendor. It may seem weird and unusual at first, but when you consider the advantages that such a service provides, you may start thinking why you didn’t bother to search for online florists before for your own floral purchases.
For those curious to know what benefits an online floral store provides compared to a more conventional florist, here are some of the most evident ones:
A Vast Catalogue
Let’s start by considering the variety of options that an online store offers. A street florist can only keep so many flowers in his small shop or stand: it is also quite difficult to keep such flowers without wilting for a long period of time. Now compare this to an online store, where you can easily view any type of flower you desire any time you want. You will even have a small description and various pictures to get an in-depth look at the flowering plant as well.
Want some roses in a box delivered right to your doorstep? With an online florist, the only thing that you need to do is make a few clicks to pay for the flowers and place your order. After that, it is just a matter of time until you get your package delivered straight to your house (or that of any person to whom you send it, of course). As you can see, online florists are really convenient and easy to transact with, even without having to leave the comfort of your couch or chair.
Unlimited (Almost) Shipping
Sure, some online stores only serve a particular region and will refuse to send flowers anywhere else, but this type of shops only comprises a minority. It is much more likely that your chosen online store provided worldwide flower shipping service, which makes them a perfect solution for those looking to send boxed flowers as gifts to people residing in different countries. Shipping services are also quite fast and provided there are no serious setbacks or delays, you can expect to see your flowers delivered in a matter of days, regardless of where the recipient is located.
Attractive Pricing Scheme
Another area in which online stores beat conventional florists is the pricing structure. Due to lower overhead costs, online stores can often provide their services at reduced rates without having to incur losses. This is great for those looking to order flowers in bulk (as unlikely as it may be) or when you need extremely rare verities for which local florists want to charge you a fortune to get them.
Finally, we have to say that online stores do have shortcomings as well, such as the inability to see the quality of your order up close or the inability to personalize the order as you want (personalization options are often absent or quite limited). Nevertheless, they are a good alternative for those who are interested in a convenient way to shop for flowers, saving money and time in the process.