5 Reasons Why Local Florists Deliver Better Flowers
Aug 15, 2018 | By: Charleston Flower Market
So you just remembered that today is your wedding anniversary, or maybe your best friend delivered her baby three days early. You need to order flowers and fast. Those online flower delivery sites may sound like your most convenient option, but are you sure you’re really getting your money's worth? On the surface, ordering online seems like the cheaper, easier way to go, but for a truly beautiful bouquet for your budget, here’s why you’re better off ordering locally:
Less money for the same thing
Some of those big name online flower companies charge you an additional fee to be the middleman between you and a local florist. While you may get the same beautiful bouquet from the town’s florist, you probably paid at least $15 more than the guy who called the florist directly. Those big name flower delivery sites often charge you fees for vases you want the flowers put in, shipping and handling, and any other “extras” they decide to tack on to the total.
Fresher flowers that last longer
Not all of those big name online flower websites are upcharging you for a bouquet from the local florist. Instead, they’re sending you stems that have been cut and refrigerated for days in a warehouse, which means your flowers are likely past their prime before you even receive them. Not only are the stems less fresh, the delicate petals and blooms are often damaged in the shipping process. When you order from a local florist, you know the flowers have been expertly taken care of to optimize the amount of time you or a loved one has to enjoy their beauty.
More options for your budget
No one orders flowers hoping to receive a cookie-cutter bouquet with no real charm or personality. No matter what your price range, you should be able to order a bouquet that is as unique as the person receiving it. Instead of limiting your options to the standard arrangements offered online, call your local florist directly. They can help you decide on specific blooms, vase options, and color schemes that the recipient will love.
Better customer service
If there's a problem with your flower order, who would you rather talk with: an overworked call center employee or the very florist who put your arrangement together? Local florists have been working with flowers for years and can tell you everything you need to know before you place your final order. And, if for some reason the flowers you ordered aren't what you expect, you can easily talk to someone face to face about the problem and have it remedied much sooner.
Support local business
As if those reasons weren’t enough to convince you, here’s one more important point: Ordering flowers from your neighborhood florist means you’ll know your money is going to your local economy and not some big-name corporation. You’ll have a trustworthy, local expert to go to every time you need flowers.
Don’t have a local florist yet? Trust Charleston Flower Market to be your go-to neighborhood flower experts for every occasion!