How to buy flowers online

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You may think its hard to order flowers online, but with the right advice it can be a lot easier than you think.

People give flowers for all kinds of reasons: birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, messages of congratulations and everything in between. Flowers help us say the things we want to say when we simply don’t have the right words.

Top 10 flowers to buy online

Lily Wrap Flowers from Flowers for Everyone

Though listed as a funeral bouquet, lilies are wonderful birthday flowers as they are said to bring prosperity and happiness.

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Sweetness from Ready flowers

Put a twist on tradition by giving pink roses to your lover. For variety, add lilies of assorted complementary shades.

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Purple Perfection from Collins Street Flower

Show someone your appreciation with this stunning purple bouquet.

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Gorgeous from iflorist

This floral arrangement contains splendid dark pink and light pink roses, miniature pink gerberas and lilac blooms. These gorgeous flowers are sure to give the congratulations you're looking for.

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Bright and Cheery from Arena Flowers

This lovely arrangement is not only perfect for a sunny wedding but will instantaneously cheer up sick friends or family.

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Early Rise from Bunches Direct

Welcome your dear one with these elegant early rise daisies. Fresh green leaves gives the ultimate touch for freshness.

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Joyful from Prestige Flowers

The vibrant colours and various flowers of this unique bouquet make it a warm and thoughtful gift for Mother's Day.

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A36 SERENADE from JustFlowers

These are splendid pink roses, golden lilies and lavender daisies a perfect blissful surprise for your dear one!

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Iris & Tulip Flowers Bouquet from fineflora

The vivid colours and bold shapes of our Iris & Tulip Bouquet make this blue and purple bouquet into something truly wonderful. Featuring rich blue irises and deep purple tulips. This beautiful hand tied bouquet is perfect for all occasions.

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With the invention of the Internet and the development of online shopping, online florists and flower shipping have experienced a huge growth in popularity. Thanks to modern technology, flowers can now be ordered and delivered all over the globe with just a few simple clicks. Many websites even offer same-day delivery regardless of your location. Getting last-minute flower orders for special occasions has never been easier.

Guide to buying flowers online

Once you have found a site (or a few) that appeals to you, do your research. Look for reviews from former customers or agencies that have ordered from or worked with the florist. You’ll want to make sure that you are spending your money on a quality product and service.

When you’ve found a website that has great reviews and flower arrangements, move on to finding one that caters to your location. While ordering flowers online is generally very simple, there are certain factors to consider when searching for the correct florist. After all, there are hundreds of websites out there to choose from, so how do you find the right one?

When it comes to your location, there are several questions you should be asking. If you want to buy locally, find a florist that you approve of and see if it has a website. If not, you might need to reconsider your options. If you decide to simply find an online store, check its policies regarding your particular location and same-day shipping, as well as its prices for all other shipping options. Many large online flower companies work with florists all over the world in order to provide same-day delivery of fresh flowers. This especially comes in handy if you have to give a last-minute gift or need a centrepiece for your dining room right away.

If you are ordering from a site that you know is based in your country, check and see if they have deals for certain metropolitan areas. For example, the Australian-based website Flowers For Everyone has a ‘Sydney Specials’ section for those living in the harbour city.

If there are no deals for locals on your chosen website then there are most likely deals for everyone. A florist may offer to include a free gift with a minimum flower purchase or automatically send chocolates with a purchase of Valentine’s Day roses.

If you can’t seem to decide on the right flower for your occasion, many websites have 24-hour call centres for your convenience. Customer service reps can help you with everything from technical issues when making your selection to informing you about your payment options.

They can help you with which flowers are best for each occasion based on their colours and meanings. Different occasions call for different flowers, colours and designs, so make sure you end up with the right bouquet for your needs. Check out the arrangements below to see a range of bouquets suitable for different occasions.

Why should you use finder.com.au to buy flowers?

finder.com.au has options for price and bouquet comparisons along with an interactive forum for group discussions. If you’re looking for flowers to make a specific statement, finder.com.au has a guide to the meanings of flowers and information on which flowers are appropriate for which occasions.

You can also find a host of exclusive deals on flower arrangements, bouquets and chocolates, helping you find the right gift and save money at the same time.

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Jeremy Cabral

Jeremy is a publisher for finder.com.au, he is also a personal finance all-rounder specialising in: Credit Cards, Savings Accounts, Personal Loans, Home Loans & Online Shopping.

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