It is widely agreeable that ordering flowers online affords the customer a considerable set of conveniences. There are also some concerns that have been raised with regards to online shopping. We have often seen people, especially during big flower holidays such as Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day expressing their disappointment after receiving bouquets that are a far cry from what they saw on the website. We take a look at some of the advantages of ordering flowers online as well as the possible disadvantages.
Saves time & Open 24 hours
Ordering flowers online is faster since you only need a couple of minutes to put your order through. There is nothing more convenient than being able to place an order for flowers from the comfort of your home or office at any time of the day or night. It saves you from factors such as traveling, paying for parking or having to wait at the flowershop.
Reduces the hustle & bustle
Besides customers, most florists will agree that receiving orders from the web results in more efficient day-to-day operations. Ordering online lessens stresses such as language barrier, bad reception and human error. Also, one can with absolute certainty refer back to verify if their order was correct. It also saves you a lot of stress when sending flowers to a loved one. For example, if your loved one lives miles away, you can order flowers for them from a flower-shop nearest to them as opposed to buying and shipping from your location.
When ordering flowers online one can easily see a wide variety of bouquets and other arrangement options laid out in front of them clearly. This helps in quickly making a decision on color or arrangement options that would best please them.
Ordering online enables you to compare prices and product details in order to score the best deal. You can also sift through user ratings and reviews from previous customers and factor in their various prior experiences with the vendor.
For reasons best known to them, some people do not like to be seen out buying flowers. Online shopping remains the best option for them because of the privacy it offers.
Being unable to inspect the flowers before delivery kind of lives you to the mercy of the vendor. The colors and elaborate arrangements are normally not as glamorous and beautiful as what you see in the brochures and the website. This is a common disappointment to many.
Cyber crime has become a major concern hence the reason why people are more cautious about payment by credit card over the internet. As a customer, one would also be concerned over what type of information the vendor is storing about him… such as buying habits.
Delivery of flowers is an intricate process and damages during transport can be such a downer once you’ve ordered online.