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5 Helpful Suggestions For Sending Flowers Internationally
Itís one thing to search on the internet for an online flower shop that provides local delivery for the person that youíre purchasing the gift for, but what about if that person doesnít live in the country that youíre ordering in. How do you go about having those flowers delivered internationally? Well, it may not be as difficult a proposition as what you might be thinking. Here are 5 suggestions to help you when it comes to sending flowers internationally or overseas.
In order to send flowers internationally or overseas, the first step is to look at the about us page as well as certifications or citations from internationally renowned organizations such as Verisign, the Better Business Bureau or local government institutions. Itís your only real guarantee that those flowers will arrive in pristine condition when they are delivered, as well as the fact that they will be delivered on time.
Obviously you want to find an online flower shop that has international affiliations. The recipient will be able to receive the flowers with no problem provided you have checked on this step. Additionally, you may be able to find numerous online flower shops that offer discount pricing for certain destinations abroad. Unbeknownst to many people, the international floral delivery network is linked to nearly 50,000 flower shops and flower farms worldwide.
Make sure that you have all the address information entered correctly since international and overseas postal services operate quite differently than they do here in the United States. Foreign postal delivery systems and numbering of addresses is very different from what we are used to. Additionally, certain arrangements and bouquets may not be available in all countries, and that information will help you find out what you can send and what you canít send to your family and friends.
Delivery systems and times can vary from country to country so try to allow yourself ample time to have that order processed and delivered on time. In most cases, you have the option of delivery time preferences, but there is no guarantee that the person you are sending the flowers to will get them in a timely fashion. The bottom line is to allow yourself ample time in the process. Normally, the online florist that you purchase from will specify in the instructions when the arrangement needs to be delivered by, but just remember, there is no concrete guarantee that it will happen as planned.
Just as you would make sure that there is a money-back guarantee for unsatisfactory conditions of the product when it arrives, or that delivery is not on time, make sure that there are guarantees about the condition of your purchase when that family member or friend receives the flowers. It is advisable (again) that you seek out certifications or citations from internationally renowned organizations such as Verisign, the Better Business Bureau or local government institutions if you have any hope of receiving a guarantee on these things. Most of the top international flower shops will have tracking methods in place, but not all of them do. You may want to inquire about this, also. In any case, if that particular company cannot offer you a 100% guarantee of condition and delivery, then I would seriously avoid doing business with them.
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