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Sometimes Bigger is Better

We've all seen those commercials with the little kids talking about how "Bigger is Better" right? Don't they make you laugh? Those kids are so funny. Well, imagine this arriving to your door?

Here at the Flower Shop it is our job to help folks choose the perfect floral gift.  Because most orders come to us via the phone, we use descriptions such as "desk sized or coffee table sized" to help them visualize how large the arrangement we create can be.  Next we discuss particular flowers, colors and style. It's not as easy as you might think. With beauty in the eye of the beholder and everyone on tight budgets, it's hard to be sure we are both on the same page. It's the main reason our Website has become such an important tool for us.

The hardest part of our job is to try to understand what the sender is expecting and making sure that the moon, stars and sun align with their budget. So is Bigger Better? A consumer that owns and drives a Bentley probably has a higher level of customer satisfaction then an owner of a "less costly" car (probably like the one most of us drive) and that is a fact.

Like this example, we find that both our senders and recipients seem to express a higher degree of satisfaction with their floral gift when they choose arrangements from our Premium Line because they have unusual blooms you don't see everyday and they are often larger. Does that mean if you want to send flowers, you have to buy this arrangement of 100 long stem roses for $430? Of course not! But if it's a big occasion and you want to really WOW them, face it there are times when "Bigger is Better". To see our "Passion Pink Rose" arrangement be sure to check out website at www.sendingsmiles.com 
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