Ordering items online have become second nature to some of us. There are people who know how to find the best deals, they know when the sales are coming up, and they always get a unique items some of us do not know exists. That is a talent that is not just learnt, it is acquired by making countless transactions online. Which is why it is impossible to think that some of them can still commit errors, and it is usually on the most trivial things like filling out the information form.
Errors can be as simple as misspelling the name or putting the wrong house number, and these will delay your deliveries. This also happens for flower deliveries, especially rushed deliveries and those that were ordered by people who are currently not in the country. For instance, if you are from Canberra, Fresh Flowers can have it delivered to you in no time; however, if you are ordering from Canberra to have flowers delivered to Sydney or to other places, inaccurate information will cause lots of problems.
For this reason, florists have found a way to avoid those problems by calling in or emailing to confirm the details of the order. But allow us to share with you some of the guidelines you can follow so you can minimise errors on your end.
Read the information form again after filling it out
We have written down an address a hundred times over, it is almost ridiculous to think that we can still mess that one up. But you know, this is the most common error when filling out an information form. These are very simplistic mistakes, too, like a misspelt street name or the wrong house number. To make sure you completely avoid making this mistake, double check the information by going over the form again. This is especially important if you want the flowers delivered to another house.
Look for florists that are within the area of the recipient
So that you will not worry about having them deliver the flowers on time, choose a florist that is already within or near the area the recipient lives. It will be easy for the physical store to prepare and deploy the orders without worrying about being late.
Ask the florist about tracking the order
There are online stores that provide tracking or reference numbers that you can punch in on the website to see the status of your order. If the online florist does not offer this service, call them up and ask them if they can call you once the flowers have been deployed out of the store and after it has been delivered to the recipient’s doorstep.
Provide additional information that can help with the delivery
Find out if there are road constructions happening on the way to the recipient’s house and add it as a note on the delivery form. Take this opportunity to provide other details that can help them find the house like a gate colour or landmarks, especially if the house is hard to find. Also, note if you want the flowers to be delivered at a specific time of the day to make sure that someone is there to receive the flowers.
See, it is easy, right? Follow these simple instructions the next time you order flowers. Better yet, do it whenever you make any online purchase. This is to ensure that the delivery process runs smoothly.