If you opened this post, then you already know sending fresh flowers and gifts is not just one of the best ways to express your feelings to your loved ones, friends, or colleagues, but also a secret way to win a lady’s heart in Nigeria.
Ordering fresh flowers online makes it easier as instead of going all the way to the flower shop, looking at different floral arrangements, and selecting what you want, you will save yourself stress as you get all these services from the comfort of your home or office and can even have it delivered when and where you want it.
In this post, let’s help you with some valuable but easy tips to follow when ordering flowers online.
- COMPANY’S CREDIBILITY AND REVIEWS
- GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE
- ARE THEY LOCAL FLORISTS OR MIDDLEMEN?
- OPENING HOURS, DELIVERY AND SAME-DAY DELIVERY SERVICES
- ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND GIFTS
1. COMPANY’S CREDIBILITY AND REVIEWS
Generally, when buying or ordering flowers and gifts online in Lagos, the need for the gift company or flower shop to have a credible online presence cannot be overemphasized.
Before ordering flowers online in Lagos, make sure the flower shop has good reviews from previous buyers and that they are happy with their services, as that’s one of the ways to know how credible the store is and what people think of them.
Also look on their website to see if their pictures seem authentic, for example, by having their logo displayed within the product, or if they look like they were simply copied off other websites.
Having a general overview of their credibility through things like having good Google reviews, having a physical address, and authentic images on their website is a good way to ascertain their credibility.
2. GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE
While the focus of this post is about ordering fresh flowers and gifts online in Lagos, it’s also important for the company to have good customer service.
This is important as you might sometimes need to reach out to them for clarification, or even reach out to them after already placing an order to make amendments to your order.
Having a good customer care team also makes you comfortable and welcome when ordering flowers and gifts online because they are eager and ready to assist you with your order.
3. ARE THEY LOCAL FLORISTS OR MIDDLEMEN?
This is my favorite and I believe most people ordering flowers in Lagos for the first time usually mix this up.
Local florists import their flowers themselves and are well trained with enough knowledge to care for the flowers and they usually deliver the freshest flowers.
Middlemen on the other hand usually get their flowers from the local florists and have little or no knowledge or training on how to care for flowers.
In addition, they always add additional costs to the price of the flowers and resell them to you.
So, before placing an order for flowers online, try to find out if the website belongs to a local florist or just a middleman company.
4. OPENING HOURS, DELIVERY, AND SAME-DAY DELIVERY SERVICES
Whether as a romantic gesture, to say sorry, or to congratulate someone, buying fresh flowers online is often a last-minute decision for many people and they often want the flowers and gifts delivered either that same day or the next day in Lagos.
As such, an important thing to note when purchasing flowers online is if the website offers delivery and same-day delivery in Lagos. A great way to find this out is by checking if it is mentioned on their website.
Also, while many florist websites claim to take orders 24 hours, it is worth noting if their physical stores are actually open to take the orders, especially if you want it delivered early.
Where possible, don’t wait till the last minute to place your orders though, especially during Valentine’s Day rush as many websites stop doing deliveries in Lagos and even stop taking orders once they get a particular number of orders.
5. ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND GIFTS
No doubt that fresh flowers will make them feel special and loved, but including gifts, such as chocolates, wine and champagne, teddies, perfumes, and of course cakes and cupcakes, along with the fresh flowers, would be the icing on the cake.
It is often easier to buy both the flowers as well as the other gift items from the same flower and gift shop, as they can then deliver all the items together, rather than buying individually, which makes it more difficult to also coordinate the deliveries.
As such, it is worth checking if the online flower store offers additional gifting services.
These are a few points we believe can help you when ordering flowers online.
What did we miss out, feel free to comment below on other points to note when sending flowers online in Lagos.