We'll it's finally happened. We have done away with the service fee associated with sending flowers outside our own delivery. Using our affiliate of local flower shops in the Teleflora and/or FTD wire services, we can not only send flowers anywhere in the USA but now it does not cost you anything additional to do so. And remember, we are a local florist, sending to a local florist - There is no middleman!!
Why is this a big deal? Because we want to be your local florist and years ago, before what our industry calls "order gatherers" came into existence our customers trusted us to send their orders both near and far. Those days changed forever with the invention of businesses who were not in the business of creating and delivering flower arrangements. Their sole business is to "gather" the order and "relay" them to local florists who were responsible for creating and delivery the flowers. What this effectively did was "cut out" the local florist as the place to go for flowers. Customers got used to using these "order gatherers" for all orders, even ones going around the corner! How was this bad for the customer? Well, unknown to them, they not collected a delivery charge (that was sometime and sometimes not forwarded to the florist to compensate them for their delivery) but they charged a service charge on top. No wonder consumers got leery of ordering flowers. Did they really know who they were calling? Even today, I believe most people ordering flowers through online sources NOT related to a local flower shop, still have no idea they are ordering flowers through an order gatherer.
My advise? Check out the About Us page. Do you see photos of the shop, the staff? Do you see the address? Do they have a local phone number on their website that makes sense to where they are say they are located? If so, you are supporting and using a "REAL" florist!!