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teleflorist offers a range of bouquets for different occasions. You can have your flowers delivered on the day of your order (if ordered before 3pm). Their arrangements are designed and delivered by local florists, with a few options to increase the size of your bouquet, add a vase and more.
Support through flowers
This site offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, with a 7 day freshness guarantee on its flowers. You can also read a few reviews from previous happy customers who discuss the ins and outs, pros and cons of their purchases. Because they use local florists to design and deliver their flowers, you also have that direct connection with local business, helping to support your neighbours.
Another social enterprise opportunity comes from teleflorist.co.uk’s links with charities such as Marie Curie, who support people and families suffering from cancer. That said, only 10% of the full cost goes to Marie Curie, so if you are thinking of making a more substantial donation then buying flowers might not be the most effective approach. Still, every little helps, as they say.
You can search for flowers based on their price or their potential delivery time. Some flowers can be delivered the same day, whilst you may have to wait for others. Bouquets look attractive, with understated but pleasant options such Silver Lining and English Hedgerow. Vases are simple but pretty enough, with some bouquets including a vase for free.
The site’s Deal of the Week provides only one choice, but it’s at a discounted rate. At the time of our review, the Summer Hedgerow bouquet was colourful and lively, offering good value for money at just £13.99 (with delivery charged at £1.99).
You can also choose to view flowers based on the occasion or event they’re intended for. These include birthdays, spring/seasonal, romantic, sympathy, thank you, get well, new baby, funerals and others. This is a good way to explore what’s on offer and which bouquets might be most suitable for a particular event.
Extras and options
There aren’t really other gifts or add-ons to choose from, which is a shame because it really limits your choices. In addition, there isn’t a great range of flowers to choose from, and you won’t find hampers or multi-buy deals. Sales seem quite limited too, and we’ve found better value for money elsewhere. This could really be expanded on to provide customers with more choice. Also, because teleflorist seems to pride itself on using local florists, we’d expect to see more to help you communicate with those florists. It feels like the site could offer some way to view more stock within your area, taking advantage of local offers, flowers and opportunities.
Although teleflorist.co.uk isn’t a bad option, we felt underwhelmed by what it had to offer: a limited range, standard prices, charges for delivery and vases, and a lack of connection with the florists it seemed eager to promote. All of that considered, we’d recommend checking it out to see whether there’s something you like the look of (particularly if you want to buy locally) but otherwise we think you’ll find a better service elsewhere.
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