Online Florists Top Valentines Tips
09 February 2010
Some of the UK’s leading florists have given their top tips for Valentine’s Day 2010 in a survey by top online shopping directory www.shopsafe.co.uk.
The florists, all of whom have an online presence listed on www.shopsafe.co.uk, argue that even if you choose a supplier who doesn’t deliver on a Sunday, there is no need to worry about making an impact with your flowers.
Simon Crisp, director of www.shopsafe.co.uk said: “As Valentine’s Day falls on Sunday, then many people will be wondering what to do about delivery, but we found that while some florists did deliver on a Sunday, there were plenty of tips for Saturday, or even Friday delivery.
“Online ordering also makes comparing prices quicker and easier than sitting with a Yellow Pages and dialling number after number. The price of a dozen red roses, including delivery, varies massively from £19.99 to more than £60, so shopping around is advised.”
Almost all of the florists surveyed predictably forecast that roses would be the best sellers for Valentine’s Day, mainly red, but other warm colours, such as orange are also popular. There was also a consensus that the top alternatives would be the dainty tulip and the graceful lily.
The florists’ tips were:
We can deliver on a Sunday, but make sure who you deliver to is home. Usually during the week customers will get flowers delivered to offices. Dave Marshall, Clare Florist
Have them delivered on a Saturday then hand deliver them or send a virtual rose Nick Wilkinson, Interrose
Opt for the free six day a week delivery rather than the extra premium for delivery on a Sunday that other florists charge. Mark Keating, Eden 4 Flowers
Don't waste money on extortionate delivery charges! Instead, have them delivered on the Saturday and have your money go towards top quality flowers rather than delivery fees. Alternatively send flowers to their workplace on the Friday before. She will love being the talk of the office when people see a huge bouquet of Roses being delivered. Chris Barker, Bunches.co.uk
We’re delivering on Valentine’s Day, even though it’s a Sunday, across mainland UK. Rhian Maidment, Serenata Flowers
Order for Saturday delivery. Joel Richardson, Blooming Direct
We delivery on Sundays, but my tip would be to buy early because the last thing you want to be doing is running around supermarkets on the day. Pascale Perry, Arena Flowers
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Notes to editors:
www.shopsafe.co.uk is a directory of safe and secure websites and a leader in online security. It provides consumers with access to a range of secure outlets to be able to purchase from. Retailers in its 4000-strong portfolio include Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, Nike and Next.
Consumers can search the website by category, item or by retailer and use discounts only available through www.shopsafe.co.uk
www.shopsafe.co.uk measures a retail outlets security, by ranking it with a number of stars. In the event a retailer listed on www.shopsafe.co.uk experiences issues with online fraud, shopsafe.co.uk can alter the security status of the website on its site or delete the link and association entirely.