Flower Delivery Options

How Florists Cope with Flower Delivery

Depending on which part of the country flowers are delivered, the methodology of delivery varies in a time of social distancing and curfew restrictions.

Yet, florists are becoming exceedingly creative and innovative regarding delivery of flowers.

Florist and Flowers

Most florists rely on delivery services to fulfill customers’ orders. However, florists are also accustomed to taking orders and having same day delivery service through a major florist network like FTD for orders out of the local area.

One innovative option for local florist is contactless curb service for customers who prefer to pick up their flower bouquets.

It is easy to see why restrictions like social distancing and curfews can wreak havoc on the normally smooth flower delivery procedures. It takes imagination to work through these difficulties for flower ordering and delivery of flower bouquets.

Deliveries Must Go Forward

Since deliveries of flower bouquets is the second most important part of flower ordering, florists find ways to continue a moderately steady stream of business. These include:
. Options for next day or same day deliveries
. Customer special designations for flower deliveries
. Online flower ordering with contactless deliveries

There are several major floral delivery networks such as FTD, 1-800 Flowers, Bloom Nation and Floom. However, it is important to review their delivery options since there may also be destination restrictions.

Others like Urban Stems, Bouq Co., H. Bloom and Farm Girl Flowers are also a good choice with flexible flower delivery options.

Think Ahead for Holiday Flower Bouquets

Because of social distancing, florists are finding customers send flowers just to be thoughtful. Florists know the biggest holiday sales for the year occur for Mother’s Day. There are also funerals, weddings and graduations that occur within any given year.

Sending flower bouquets are a way of making social distancing restrictions less restrictive and flowers speak a language all their own.

One one of novel ideas florists are offering is allowing customers to choose the type of flowers they want in a flower bouquet arrangement.

It is important that flower ordering be placed well in advance so flower deliveries arrive as arranged with the florist and customer.

Risk-free Flower Delivery

Depending on individual state restrictions, there is no risk to ordering flower bouquets, live plants and decorative dried flower arrangements. In several states florist businesses fall under the category of “non essential.”

Florists need to reassure customers there is no risk to sending flowers to loved ones or friends. Florists should provide information on precautions being taken to ensure social distancing and safety.

Should flower bouquets be delivered to a high risk older person, provide a set of delivery instructions such as wearing gloves or a small plastic bag and avoid touching flower arrangements for one to two hours.

Questions to Ask before Flower Delivery Arrives

In order to know your flower delivery options, you need to ask certain questions of your florist. These include whether your order will be delivered by the florist’s privately owned vehicle or by an independent delivery service contracted by the florist.

It’s also important to know if you can choose your delivery service or use an online app. Uber and Lyft may deliver flowers in certain areas. However, these are independent couriers services. Discuss all flower delivery services with your florist.