I just completed my annual Mother’s Day ProFlowers.com order and thought I would pass along some deals to my readers. As a frugal son and husband I’ve never been much for flower delivery because florists tend to tack on outrageous delivery expenses just so a stranger can deliver flowers to your loved one. So, a few years ago I started using ProFlowers for special holidays such as Valentine’s Day, anniversaries and of course, Mother’s Day. I order the flowers and have them delivered to me, and then I arrange them and present them to my loved one. I think it makes for a very personal touch.
ProFlowers operates an interesting business model. From ProFlowers website:
Our Provide Commerce marketplace is a proven e-commerce platform that consistently delivers fresh, high quality products direct from the supplier to the customer. We believe that the distribution chain for perishable products, including flowers, premium meat and fresh fruit, is particularly well suited for a technologically enhanced and compressed supply chain that more efficiently connects customers with suppliers. By using our platform, customers receive a higher quality, fresher product at a lower price point, and suppliers receive significant benefits through improved profitability, expanded customer reach and better cost management.
The fact ProFlowers can have orders from the grower to your doorstep in a matter of a couple days is an amazing logistical feat. In the past, many of the flowers I received were just beginning to bloom from bulb form – helping the flowers last for a longer time and providing a unique experience to actually watch the flowers bloom right in front of you.
Mother’s Day is one of the busier times for florists, including ProFlowers, so get your order in soon and select one of the Mother’s Day delivery options (a flexible delivery option will allow delivery on the Thursday or Friday before Mother’s Day, while a Friday delivery guarantee is available for a small surcharge).