Andrea Harrison Mongold AIFD,CFD of Flowers by Snellings, presents a creative blog to discuss and share all things related to the floral retail industry.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Beware! When you order that "deal" on internet flower websites read the fine print! That assortment of flowers you picked to be delivered for a funeral...this is what gets delivered to the funeral home. There is no florist on hand to transform a cardboard box of flowers into a beautiful arrangement expressing your sympathies to the family. Funeral directors will often leave the box in the back until AFTER the services and then give the box to the family to take home. I'm 99% sure this is not the sentiment you intended to extend to the grieving family. This is happening more and more as people try to find the "best deals" online not realizing they are not placing an order with an actual store. This is happening in funeral homes and hospitals around the country. I'm urging you to educate yourself, your friends and family about what you REALLY get when ordering from "order gatherers" online. I feel so strongly about this that I encourage you to order not just from me, but from my REAL competitors- my fellow brick-and-mortar competitors who have REAL flower shops and REAL designers. Real Florists located in your town or your relatives town. We are professionals. We have an actual store in the town where your delivery needs to go. We know our flowers.