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Moonpig is well known and widely used in the UK as a bespoke greeting cards delivery service. However, they also offer gift options, including a range of bouquets, flowers and plants. They offer free next day delivery, plus the option to buy bundles which include wine, chocolates and toys.
We were particularly interested in Moonpig’s array of plant gifts. These are often attractive, with some interesting pots and holders compared with other flower websites. You’ll find ducks and chicks, miniature wheelbarrows and water troughs, amongst other pots, although you cannot mix and match. The flower pots are pre-designed, and whilst this is quite common, we would like it if there were a few more choices to personalise these options.
The site’s ratings system is simple but allows you a quick idea of what other customers thought of individual items. Whilst the plants and flowerpots perform quite well through customer ratings, the bouquets are less successful. Moonpig guarantees their flowers will stay fresh for up to 5 days, or your money back, yet their ratings are less than exceptional. That’s not an overarching rule, though, as you’ll find some popular bouquets perform better than their less popular counterparts. It’s all about finding an item which ticks all those boxes.
There are sales to take advantage of, although savings aren’t huge. That said, if you buy Moonpig credit, you can receive bonus credits, so this is an extra incentive to use the site more frequently, which you may want to do because their greeting card services are excellent. Without going into too much detail, you can design your own cards, inside and out, and have them delivered for a very reasonable price. Next day delivery on flowers is often free, which is good because its low-end bouquets aren't the cheapest you'll find.
As you browse the site, which is generally well designed, you can add items to a wish list or directly to your basket. This allows you to revisit later on, should the price decrease. There is a search option within the flowers section, but frankly we weren’t really sure what use it would serve unless you knew the particular name of a flower you wanted.
Range of goods
That brings us to our next consideration: the available range. There are 32 plant sets to choose from, 74 flower sets, 16 flower hampers and a few other options. Whilst this isn’t bad and you may not feel too limited, it can be a bit restrictive if there’s something quite particular you’re looking for. You can also upgrade bouquets so they include more flowers, but there’s no downgrade option.
The real benefit of Moonpig.com is its convenience. You can buy cards, flowers and other gifts in one place, have them delivered quickly and efficiently. You can also use credit from your account across all the gift areas, making sure you make the most of their free credit deals. If, however, you’re looking for something more unique, in which you can choose specific flowers or adapt bouquets, you may wish to look elsewhere.
Everything taken into account, Moonpig offers a decent flower delivery service. It’s perhaps a little expensive for some items, and you may want to choose from its safer options (with better customer reviews), but there are options to suit a range of budgets, primarily if you’ve £30-50 to spend.
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