Today of course everything is turning into an online world. Even things that people thought were not possible they had to stay in brick and mortar buildings have found a way to use the e-commerce technology. Local flower delivery is no different and in many ways has added many advantages you don’t get with your local flower delivery guys. So with valentines coming up let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of living your online life.
Many of these reasons will apply to more than just the Valentines day season but since we will be focused on flowers as it is the number one given valentines day gift let’s talk about what you may focus on when trying to find the perfect compliment to your loved one.
The online world is great at least it has been for me, I can find who knows what in the blink of an eye. I find reviews for products I’m thinking of buying I’ve located old friends, and I even got Christmas done without leaving the house, take that black Friday! So who can you trust when it comes to your deliveries around holidays and how does your local shop compete with the rising giants , Let’s compare the pros and cons of online to local. As I am all for online I need to put a small disclaimer for your local shops. They are not all created equal it is a dying art to run these small businesses and if you found a good one by all means hold on to it! Tell your friends keep them in business.
Online to Local
Flower Delivery has been a thorn in many peoples side at times with the local folks although the online world isn’t perfect it’s been more consistent for those whom I deal with. There has been many mix ups or blown delivery times and hidden fees that we some how never discussed. With the online market it’s all there at the final check out stand, they tell you what they will deliver when to expect it and show you pictures of the best sellers. I enjoy being able to sit at my desk and see the arrangements of these proflower coupons and just pick what I like. The price is on the picture they guide me through what else to consider and they build many bundles with the price right up front already for me. I can’t handle every decision with building a bouquet that’s why I’m in a flower shop I want help! In addition I find coupons online with the virtual world flower shops. Who doesn’t want to save money?
There are those who enjoy going into the flower shops and getting the smell of all the hundreds of flowers tackling your senses. It can be very enjoyable and it’s nice to smell some of the different flowers you may not be familiar with. This is a plus to being there that the online flower shops just can’t compete with. If you enjoy the chance to feel the flowers and pick them up one by one to sniff like a fine wine you had better stick with your local flower delivery shops, they have you cornered on that preference.
It is also nice sometimes to have a conversation face to face with a qualified expert in the area. You can’t underestimate the personnel touch and some of the small little hints and tricks that some of the small owners have incorporated over the years. In addition to this many people enjoy the fact you can walk in and walk out with your flowers, why mess with delivery when you can just do it yourself?
It’s hard to say that online is so much better than your local flower delivery services and many have argued that they aren’t. Well for my money I’ll stick with some of the bigger online companies for my planned special occasions. I enjoy the price breakdowns of the search and the pictures that show me everything I can expect.