Flowers, particularly red roses are the symbol of love, beauty, and passion. That is why on Valentine’s Day, they become one of the hottest products in the market. For those in the flower, chocolate, gift, hotel and restaurant business, this special day of February will be one of the most lucrative days in their business dealing. Flower shops will surely bloom because buyers will surely zoom in the special day for lovers. For now, these lovers, especially men, are already planning to send flowers to their wife, girlfriend, or special someone to show their love and surprise them. If you are one of the romantic people who want to impress or make your loved ones feel the spirit of love on Valentine’s Day, knowing where to order flowers is essential. With today’s online world, buying flowers can already be made through the Internet. Distance is not already a barrier. Thus, even if you’re outside the country or miles and miles away from your special one, you can still send her flowers this Valentine’s Day and in any special day.
This article aimed to give some tips on how to send flowers to anywhere in the Philippines from anywhere in the world through online payment and transactions. Here are some simple steps you can do to send your love with flowers and gifts online.
Search the Internet for flower shops in the Philippines online
There are a number of flower shops or companies that accept orders online and deliver flowers anywhere in the Philippines. You can check out our post about the “list of online flower shops in the Philippines” where we have also written some information you need to know about those companies. If it’s your first time to buy flowers online, it’s crucial that you investigate first their websites, which includes examining their about page or company profiles, mode of payments, terms and conditions, and testimonials from existing clients.
Check the mode of payments
Purchasing flowers and other gifts online is transacted through ecommerce. Online flower shops usually have ecommerce enabled websites. They accept payment online through credit or debit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, etc.,), Paypal, bank transfer, or other modes of online payment. But if you are purchasing from abroad or outside the Philippines, credit card or Paypal payments are more convenient than the others. Thus, choose a company that accepts credit cards or Paypal. Also don’t forget to check if their ecommerce website is secured. A secured website usually has a secured seal button found at their homepage.
Check the coverage of delivery
The next thing you need to know is the coverage of their delivery service. Do they deliver to any part of the Philippines or it’s just within a city? But usually, flower shops online provide nationwide delivery. Most of them have tie-ups with suppliers of fresh flowers across the country. It’s vital that you check how they deliver the flowers to ensure that your present will arrive at your loved one fresh and on time. Most companies offer next day delivery.
Know the terms and conditions
Do not do business or transact with any online stores without reading their terms and condition of delivery. It’s crucial that you understand their terms and warrants once the service did not become successful. Check out their “terms and conditions” page to know their obligation once the flowers are not delivered. Determine your right for refund.
Browse the products
Once you feel secured and once you understand the terms and condition of your chosen company, you can now proceed to selecting the best floral arrangement or package you want your love to receive. Most flower companies are also selling chocolates, perfumes, stuff toys, jewelries and other gift-item products for the Valentines Day. In choosing a product, it’s very important to check what are the items included. For example, flowers may include a vase on a website’s product showcase, but the vase is not really included for sale. Furthermore, don’t forget to check if the certain item is available or is already out of stock. A dozen of roses may cost at least $40, while 2 dozens may be priced at least $60 depending on the arrangement of flowers and the flower shops that sell them.
Making an order and paying online
After you have chosen the best Valentine present for your love and for your wallet (budget), it’s time to purchase and pay it. Prices displayed on websites are either on US dollar or on Philippine Peso currency. Thus, you may need to have a calculator and information about the current foreign exchange rate. When placing an order, you will usually be asked with the following information:
1. Name of recipient
2. Complete address
3. Exact date and time of delivery
4. Greeting card message that includes, salutation (ex. Dear love), body of the message, complimentary close, and name of the sender.
5. Delivery instructions
6. Contact number of sender
7. and many other important information required to make the delivery a success.
After giving all the required information and reviewing it, you can already proceed to check out and pay your order. The eCommerce website may also require you to register an account with them. This is to provide you the ability to check and update your purchases with them. It will also become useful for asking their support once you will need assistance in the future.
Paying your order can be done through credit cards or Paypal, although the latter may not be available in other online flower shops. Your online payment transaction should be done securely. To ensure security, check the company’s secure seal and verify if it’s still working. You can also determine if the payment gateway is secured by looking at the website’s transaction URL (it should be at https and not at http).
Confirm delivery of your order
Once your order is completed, you should ensure that your flowers and or other gifts will arrive and be received by your loved ones on time and on the right condition. You should also make sure that the information you have provided with the flower company is correct and complete. Once the delivery encounters a problem, they will contact you to ask for further information. Hence, you should be attentive with your phone. If there’s no problem, your flowers or gifts will just arrive perfectly at the hands of your most special one.
If you are planning to show your unconditional love with fresh and lovely flowers, you should be acting now while people are not yet rushing to look and buy for them. Furthermore, remember that flowers, gifts and love are not only given on Valentine’s Day, but you can also give them anytime of the year. Happy Valentines and have a lovely day all year round!