Online florists are one of newer and more convenient aspects of the internet’s integration into modern life, and many seeking last-minute Mother’s Day gifts are searching out online florists for a fuss-free and convenient gift for the mothers in their lives.
But while many online florists are well-known (if not well-priced, as some arrangements can clock in at the $100-150 range or more), not all online florists are on the up and up and experts urge caution in making what is, for many, a significant purchase.
National online florists like Teleflora and 1-800-Flowers have reviews across the internet testifying to their service and value when it comes to ordering last-minute Mother’s Day gifts over the web. But many online florists rely on the local nature of flower delivery, meaning that finding a reputable online florist is key when sinking big bucks into a gift for mom.
Among the recommendations made for finding a reputable online florist go back to reviews- asking friends, family and co-workers about their experiences with online flower retailers. Another strongly recommended practice is learning your prospective online florist’s bricks and mortar location, phone number and even asking for directions to their shop to verify the business is on the up and up.
Those using online florists for last-minute Mother’s Day gifts are urged to request an itemized bill from their online florist of choice detailing charges for the items ordered, service fees and delivery associated with their purchase. Lastly, it is recommended those ordering from online florists check BBB ratings for any service before placing an order.