Pomona, Florida (PressExposure) September 08, 2009 -- There are a lot of online flower shops today that could provide every Filipinos easy, fast, and reliable philippine flower delivery [http://www.flowersexpress.com.ph/delivery.aspx] services across the country. This is primarily because of the need and demand for online shops that could provide Filipinos, particularly OFWs (overseas Filipino workers), a chance to send flower gifts rather than any other gift to their families and loved miles away from them. But did you know that not all of online flower shops are genuine? Some of these online flower shops and philippine flower delivery [http://www.flowersexpress.com.ph/delivery.aspx] services, as well as those found in other countries, are agents that only relays purchase information to a true flower shop. These types of online flower shops are called order brokers and relay florists.
Order Brokers Order brokers are third-party agents that display arrangement and bouquet product images and then transfer orders to affiliated local florists for fulfillment and hand delivery. Order broker customers pay additional service fees as well as local delivery charges, which are generally included in the price displayed with each product. Orders are sent to local florists for fulfillment via a floral wire service. The advantage of this service is the consolidation of purchases for delivery to multiple locations through a single website. Another is that most local florists also offer order brokering services for national and international delivery.
Relay Florists Unlike order brokers, relay florists or relay services procures a purchase order between a consumer and itself instead of the order being placed directly with a local florist in the delivery area. As such, a relay service makes their own delivery as well as collect the payment itself. However, if the purchase is out of the relay service's location, it will then relay the order and payment to a local florist in the delivery area, minus a commission retained for the Relay service.
Distiguishing an Agent from Genuine There isn't much distiguishing factors that can could differentiate a genuine online flower shop from an agent, mainly because each website's are the same in terms of design as well as product served. The only distiguishing factor is the cost of a flower as well as the limitation of an online flower shop's delivery area. Genuine online flower shop and philippine flower delivery [http://www.flowersexpress.com.ph/delivery.aspx] service are called local florists.
These are websites that offer arrangements and bouquets for direct delivery in the geographic area physically serviced by their companies' own vans and personnel. This service is also known as 'hand delivered' and has the advantage of presenting shoppers with the precise items available for delivery on a same-day basis. Local delivery charges are generally displayed as separate fee from the price of each product.