Some Surprising Options
Did you know you can find the world’s rarest flowers online and have them shipped right to your front door? As with anything in life, this isn’t quite as straightforward as it sounds. For one thing, if it’s the middle of February in Alaska, the cost for shipping is likely going to be just a little bit higher than elsewhere. Also, certain rare flowers must be shipped carefully.
That said, for general floral needs, you can find about anything you would in a conventional flower shop online, and more cost-effectively. As a bonus, you’ll find a wider selection, and you might even get faster delivery. You can schedule the delivery of a large bunch of flowers with a local florist, but infrastructure predicates an increased localized cost in many situations.
With an online option, their business model is built on remote delivery, meaning they can often deliver more flowers to more diverse locations at a reduced cost. Why? They’re not managing a central shop in the same way as a local florist, and that changes their expense structure. At any rate, this is just one of several things worth considering about buying flowers online.
Almost Any Flower Can be Found Regardless of Season
It’s been possible to buy flowers out of season for years, you just end up paying a little more if the flowers you’re after require special attention. Florists generally can’t afford this expense locally, because they won’t have enough buyers to justify the added cost. Some florists can, the larger the florist the more possible this is; but through the web, you’ll likely save.
You Can Get Amazing Deals
Dovetailing from the saving statement in the last point, it’s worth noting that there are some surprising online deals on flowers. Generally, when you buy more, you get a better deal. One rose will cost you $1 to $10, depending on the rose and where you buy it. A bouquet is $12 to $100, depending on the quality of the roses.
Generally, a single rose and a dozen of those roses differ in price notably: the dozen is cheaper per unit. So when you’re buying online, if you really want to double-down on savings, buy in large quantities.
You Can Order Flowers Shipped to You or Someone Else
Just like you can order flowers at a florist and have them sent right to the door of your friend or lover, you can do the same online. The difference is, you can get a lot closer to being truly anonymous online.
With a florist, you’ve got to call them up, or go to the shop itself. Your voice is heard on the phone, you’re seen in the store. Online, you just plug in your info and the flowers get sent out. If you really want to remain anonymous, buying online is the way to go.
Using All the Resources Available to You
There are lots of options when it comes to online floral purchases. A few things to keep in mind are: online flowers allow you to be more anonymous, there are some amazing deals out there, and you can buy whatever flowers you like out of season if you’ve got the funds.