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Online Florists' Give Top Advice On Mother's Day

01 March 2010

Some of the UKís leading florists have given their top tips for making sure floral gifts for Motherís Day donít leave a bad smell in a survey by top online shopping directory www.shopsafe.co.uk.

Sons and daughters who live away from home and are unable to visit for Motherís Day have struggled with the problems of having flowe

rs delivered on a Sunday for a long time, so www.shopsafe.co.uk asked the florists for their tips.

The florists, all of whom have an online presence listed on www.shopsafe.co.uk, argue that even if you choose a supplier who doesnít 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 Motherís 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 floristsí 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. 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 Sunday 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 being delivered. Chris Barker, Bunches.co.uk

Weíre delivering on Mothers Day, across mainland UK and also do same day delivery. 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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CONTACT: Paul White on 01325 363436

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.

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