Pomona, FL (PressExposure) November 03, 2009 -- Online flower shops became popular because of its advantages. In the past, OFWs could only send other gifts like toys or clothing through packages or usually known to the Philippines as Balikbayan boxes. Sending flowers are next to impossible. But because of the internet, OFWs are now allowed to send flowers to their loved ones back home through online philippine flower delivery [http://www.flowersexpress.com.ph/delivery.aspx] services. The only thing that an OFW would do is to ready their back accounts, and choose from a wide array of flowers to be sent to their loved ones in the Philippines. But there are something that OFWs and other people should know about with online flower shops.
Although we see that an online flower shop could provide a wider array of flowers than those available in a brick-and-mortar flower shop, little do we know that this online flower shop is only an agent. Agents or brokers are usually the owners of the majority online shops across the world, not only in the Philippines. These online philippine flower delivery [http://www.flowersexpress.com.ph/delivery.aspx] services are only brokers that relays the purchase information from their website to local florists.
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. There is, however, an advantage to using agent sites.
Genuine online philippine flower delivery [http://www.flowersexpress.com.ph/delivery.aspx] services are usually limited to their immediate geographic area, which is physically serviced by their companies' own vans and personnel. Agent sites can offer faster and easier way for their customers to send flowers through a single website. Unlike the genuine online flower shop, order brokers' scope of service are usually nationwide, even in provinces in which a local florist wouldn't usually provide service.
The only problem with this is the cost. Cost of flowers in an agent site is usually higher than that of local florists'. But according to several professionals in the field, these costs aren't as significant compared to that of local florists'. Other than flowers, these agent sites would also provide other gift items such as chocolates, cakes, wines, and other gift items that are usually used to go with the flower.