Sending flowers as a gift or along with best wishes for your loved ones is a very popular trend all over the world. To make it a pleasant experience for both the sender as well as recipient, it is very important to verify a few things. Therefore, whenever you plan to send flowers to your loved ones living in distant part of world, confirm the answers of following questions from your florist:
Can you advise me on which flowers would be best for sending on particular occasions?
This is very important to know the suggestions of florist. They are having long-term experience of flowers delivery, and they are well versed with the knowledge about the perfect flowers to send on a particular occasion. They also suggest which flower arrangement will be the best choice.
When will the flowers be delivered, how will they be transported, and how will they be packaged when they arrive?
Flowers should be delivered at the last possible moment, because the timing is very important. You are sending them on a particular occasion and if there is any delay, then no benefit of sending them. Therefore, you need to ensure timely delivery of flowers and other floral arrangements. The packaging of flowers and their arrangements should be according to the type of flowers, climate, and surrounding environment, as it is very important to ensure the freshness of flowers.
Will you charge any extra amount as taxes, overtime charges, gratuities, or fees that are not described?
Usually all the charges given on a florist’s website includes all the taxes and other charges. Even, its better to ask whether they charge anything extra apart from the said amount.
Do you have any special offers on Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or New Year?
Valentine’s Day, Christmas and New Year are the occasions when the volume of orders is maximum for all florists. They provide various kinds of offers like some rebate on delivery charges to a specific area, or discounts on customized flowers arrangements until a defined time (generally on advance booking of orders). Do not forget to check out for such offers.
What are the rules and regulations regarding cancellation/refund?
In some cases, like late delivery of services and any defaults in timely delivery like damaged flowers arrangements, and bouquets, florists provide order cancellation facilities. Confirm any such services being provided by florists.