Types Of Online Flower Shop And Delivery You'll Likely Encounter

Pomona, FL (PressExposure) August 18, 2009 -- Online flower shops have become very popular across the world, particularly in the Philippines. This is because of the convenience and ease of use, especially when a person wanted to send flowers to their loved ones, compared to going straight through a flower market and buying your own flowers and delivering it on your own. For Filipinos, especially those that works abroad, this served advantageous because online philippine flower delivery [http://www.flowersexpress.com.ph/delivery.aspx] services can provide delivery on any place in the Philippines. Its like giving it on your own, even if you're miles away from them.

Because of the popularity of online philippine flower delivery [http://www.flowersexpress.com.ph/delivery.aspx] services, or any kind of online flower delivery, professionals have made several studies on how this process works. Through their studies, they have reported that in the process of online flower delivery, there are several different types of delivery process that would florists go through. These are categorized as the Local Florist, Order Broker, Relay Service or Relay Florist and Courier.

Local Florist type of online flower shops These flower shops are those that owns a website that sells flowers as well as a their own physical, brick-and-mortar flower shop. Typically, these florists only serves customers of their immediate area. This process of purchase and delivery is similar to phone purchase, in which customers would call-in their order to pick it up later or have it delivered on their door steps. The only difference todays trend is that websites can take more order purchases than that of the use of phones.

Local delivery charges are generally displayed as separate fee from the price of each product. Compared to other types of online flower delivery services, this usually saves money and is fresher because the local florist knows what is available seasonally in their area and will not charge a wire fee or those that are usually associated with order brokers.

Order Brokers type of online flower shops Order brokers, though physically similar with local florist's websites, are just brokers relaying order purchases to other local florists. Order broker customers pay additional service fees as well as local delivery charges, which are generally included in the price displayed with each product. The advantage of using this type of service, particularly with Filipinos, is its larger scope of online philippine flower delivery [http://www.flowersexpress.com.ph/delivery.aspx] service. If one Filipino would want to send some flowers to Cavite, order brokers could easily relay their order purchases to the nearest local florist in the area.

Relay Service or Relay Florist type of online flower shops Relay services are similar to the process of order brokers, the only difference is that order brokers only relay the order purchase information to local florists whereas relay services usually collects payment for the order itself. As the Relay service normally cannot fulfill the order itself unless the delivery is local to the location of the Relay service, it relays the order and payment to a local florist in the delivery area, minus a commission retained for the Relay service.

Courier delivery type of online flower shops Unlike order brokers and relay services that tends to work with local florists, courier delivery types of online flower shops tends to work directly with suppliers. The advantage of such a service is that because the flowers are shipped from the farm/importer they can be fresher although temperature fluctuations en-route and shipping conditions may negate the benefit. However, the recipients are responsible to unpack, clean, condition and arrange courier delivered flowers typically because unlike local florists that offers their own flower arrangement services, courier delivery services don't.

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