Help me be civilized and send flowers...

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by phoebepontiac, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. I'm hoping some of the fine folks at TUG are more civilized than I am and know a good way to send flowers from state to state. I have no idea what to do, and don't want to pay way more than necessary. With my maturity in these matters, you'd think I was nineteen and bumming around the country in a VW van instead of mother of two and wife of a corporate executive.

    Any ideas? Thanks!
     
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Any number of ways. FTD, TeleFlorist, 1 800 flowers, and such. I make no recommendations of any mentioned. Contact your local florist and ask them for suggestions. Bet they already have a setup for this.
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Go to a local florist you trust & let them handle it for you.

    They have looseleaf binders showing a wide variety of standard arrangements you can choose from.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Also avoid internet sites, especially avoid FTD.com. They often can't/don't deliver on the flowers side of the bargain but they will spam you forever & ever.

    I tried them once when one of my wife's uncles died. Big mistake. No way to reach them afterwards to get off their spam list, of which I literally received hundreds. I finally got off it by researching their associated businesses & email addresses used and forwarding all the spam to each of them.

    Just in case you're tempted, check out this Google search for FTD.com spam.
     
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  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Listen to your subconconscious, it's trying to tell you something!
     
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  6. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    What Mike said in his first two posts -- that's been my experience too.
     
  7. Thanks everybody! I feel like I can handle it now. I'm going to head to a good local florist tomorrow...
     
  8. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    For the most part I have two local florists I can call to get things handled. Now they may be a little bit more then some online sites; the personal handling and customer service is worth the extra $. Only online service I use is ProFlowers.com and they have been very responsive with any issues that have come up.
     
  9. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    I boycotted ProFlowers earlier this year when they hijacked online Valentine's Ad's by local florists when they stated all local florists were sold out and could no longer fulfill Valentine's orders. They then were able to link to their own website and stole business. ProFlowers then got very "nasty" when their little scam was discovered until local media outed them. Nope no FTD or ProFlowers for me. Good advice, find a local florist to place the order and give them your payment in person.
     
  10. I did end up going through ProFlowers, but then they couldn't do next-day delivery and they gave a link to another site that could. The flowers made it there first thing this morning, after I ordered them at like midnight last night. I think next time I will take the advice of going through a local florist; I just didn't trust myself to get it done quickly enough. These were going to my mother-in-law in the hospital and I didn't know how long she would be there.

    Thanks everybody!
     
  11. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    ohhhhhh hooooh reallly...This I did not know. I hadn't bought flowers (except locally for mom) in a while. I leave out the personal reasons why.

    I tend to support local business anyway as I know those dollars will stay in the community and not leave like the big box stores do.
     

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