La Petite Jaune Fleur

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How to Find a Real Local Flower Shop

These days it is easy to look up flower shops on google and call them directly when you wish to place a flower order. What is not apparent is that there are companies out there that are not actually flower shops. What you see is a list of flower shops in the area you are sending flowers. Some of them will tell you that they are local however, they are not actually flower shops but on line order takers. They will take your order, then pass it along to a real florist to fill after they take their own cut off your order amount. They offer special deals like free delivery if you order through them but they are not delivering your flowers.

They then call a flower shop in the area and put the order through at a reduced rate. Once the flower shop deducts local taxes and delivery, there is even less of your money left over for the actual order.

What you thought you were getting is either something totally different or much smaller than you had anticipated.

You can avoid getting caught up in this by ensuring that you check for an actual local phone number and address on the flower company you choose. These type of companies generally pay a great deal of money to be first on the google page and do not have information on their whereabouts listed on the page.

Either call your florist directly or shop their official website for more of a visual selection but be sure that they are a local company. You will be supporting a local business while ensuring that your money is being spent on your order and not on a go between!New Shop

Tips to Avoid being fooled by Flower Order Gatherers:

  • Check the Home and About Us pages for the physical address of the business. If they do not provide it, consider calling another florist.
  • Check the Contact Us page for a local phone number.  It should match the area code of the location to where your flowers are being delivered. If the contact information has an email address only, be suspicious.
  • When calling, ask for the business’ location and driving directions. If they fail to provide these details, consider calling a different florist.
  • Be cautious about companies that charge relay fees, same-day fees, service fees, shipping fees and handling fees.  Local florists generally charge for delivery but the other surcharges are completely avoidable when ordering direct from the florist who will actually make your arrangement.
  • Be aware that just because an ad or website name says “City Name Florist”, it doesn’t mean the company is located in or actually delivers to that city.
  • I hope your flower ordering experience is a great one. Call us today and send flowers that go from your heart….to theirs.
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