What your florist needs from you
Florists, like every other industry, experience high and low periods. These periods depend on the time of year and the celebrations that are coming up. Occasions like Christmas and Valentine’s Day are just two examples of busy periods for florists around the world. The occasion will also determine what kinds of flowers or floral themes are most popular and it’s during these times that you really need to make sure that you have everything they need on hand.
Occasions like birthdays and the arrival of a new baby may occur at any time and they could be during one of these busy periods or during a not so busy time. Regardless, it’s always best to place your flower order in advance so that your florist is able to plan ahead and make sure that you get exactly what you want.
From the customer’s point of view, there are a number of things that can be done in order to help the flower ordering process go smoothly. Being prepared is not only good for you, but also your florist. If you need to order flowers at the last minute, for whatever reason, it’s also good to note that florists often offer same day flowers and next day flowers. Online florists make it even easier since you don’t need to take time out of your busy day to go flower shopping. You can just search online, choose a bouquet and proceed to the checkout!
When you visit an actual flower shop, the florist will need to guide you through various options and prices. However, when shopping online, you can do it all yourself and you will not feel like you are under pressure to buy a bouquet that’s out of your price range. That said, ordering online also means that you will need to be prepared.
Firstly, you need to set a budget and know what you are looking for – more or less. You can find birthday flowers, for example, by looking under the birthday flowers category. Once you find the right bouquet, you will need to decide if you would like to include any extras like chocolates. Again, you need to consider your budget when choosing any extras.
Once the shopping is done, you will have to enter your details, the delivery details, and your payment details. Make sure that you have your credit card handy and that you have all the relevant names, addresses, and contact numbers. The address you provide should be the one that corresponds with the card you are using or the payment might not go through. It’s also a good idea to check your account for a pending payment once the transaction is complete. If the flowers are to be delivered to a business or the recipient’s workplace, you should include the name of the company. You can also include the company phone number as well as the mobile number for the recipient.
By preparing just a little bit, you can be sure that shopping for flowers online will be a breeze and it will be a lot quicker too! It’s also a good idea to make sure that you will not be interrupted during the ordering and payment process. By all means browse whenever you have a spare moment, but only place your order when you are sure that you have a few minutes and will not be disturbed.