Flowers are often the perfect gift. Whether you want to tell someone you love them, apologize, or simply remind them that you’re there for them, flowers can say it beautifully.
Unfortunately, unless you live around the corner you’ll be faced with two issues:
- Delivery Cost
- Condition of Delivery
The condition on delivery is dependent on whether you are using a postal service or allowing the florist to deliver them for you. A postal service may seem cheaper but it will be harder to control the way the package is handled. As such, you’ll need plenty of good-quality packaging.
Fortunately, it is possible to save money on the flower ordering and delivery process, you simply need to utilize these tips:
Cut Out The Middleman
If you’re ordering online then you may find that, like many people, you are actually ordering your flowers through an intermediary. They will add a charge to your flower order in exchange for contacting your local florist and arranging for the supply of the chosen flowers to your loved one.
However, what you may not realize is that the charge can be as much as 15% of the order value.
This doesn’t apply if you are going direct to the supplier, such as if you use this flower subscription box service. But, you should check before you order your next flowers to be delivered.
It is also important to remember that every florist has their own minimum order value. You don’t need to order a specific bouquet, it’s worth talking to the florist and creating your own bouquet. This can be significantly cheaper than sending a standard bunch of flowers.
You may not think about it when ordering your flowers but, adding the little teddy bear, balloon, or even the extra card, can really affect the price of your product.
You don’t need the extras; the flowers say it all by themselves.
If you don’t live too far from your loved one then you can easily collect the flowers and deliver them yourself. This will remove the delivery cost, saving you money.
It will also allow you to add the personal touch and ensure the flowers are delivered at the right time of day.
If the cost of a bouquet is still too high then you should consider creating your own bouquet. This can be via flowers delivered to you on a subscription basis, as mentioned earlier, or by choosing flowers at your local supermarket.
It’s important to note that supermarket flowers are generally open because they are older. You should squeeze the base of the flower lightly; the firmer they are the better. This is a useful tip to pick the flowers that will last the longest.
You can then arrange your flowers yourself and deliver them, saving a small fortune compared to order through a middle man. It’s not as difficult as you think to arrange flowers, just take a look at the various bouquets on display, these will give you the inspiration you need.