Advantages and Disadvantages Of Online Floral Order Brokers

Published: 01st October 2009
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When it comes to sending flowers to the Philippines, online flower Gifts Delivery Philippines services have been made available to easily send flowers from abroad to their families in the Philippines. These online delivery services, or online shops, are the result of business establishments integrating with online commerce or ecommerce (E-commerce according to some). However, online delivery services or shops aren't only dominated by local florists or those that do have a physical flower shop other than their online business. Online shops or flower Gifts Delivery Philippines services are usually dominated by agents and brokers.

Ever wondered why there's too many online flower shops? This is because not all of these flower shops or online flower delivery services are genuine. Majority of these are only agents and brokers that only relays the order purchases from customers to local florists. These online establishments aren't only found in the Philippines, but all over the world. So what are the disadvantages of buying from an agent or broker compared to buying straight from a local florist?

Disadvantages of buying from a broker
Before knowing its disadvantages, what is the typical process that these agents or order brokers do to provide flowers for their customers? First of all, order brokers are third-party agents that display arrangement and bouquet product images, which is similar to that of a local florist's online shop, and then transfer the orders to affiliated local florists for fulfillment and hand delivery. Customers going through order brokers pay additional service fees as well as local delivery charges, which are generally included in the price displayed with each product. This makes their collection a little bit expensive compared to local florist shops.

Advantages of order brokers
But other than their disadvantages, there is an advantage to using order brokers compared to using local florists. Local florists, although beneficial particularly because of their cheaper collection of flowers compared to those of order brokers as well as presenting shoppers with the precise items available for delivery on a same-day basis, the flower Gifts Delivery Philippines services they can provide are limited only with their immediate geographic area physically serviced by their companies' own vans and personnel.

The advantage of order broker services is the consolidation of purchases for delivery to multiple locations through a single website. Through their website, they could easily send numerous order purchases simultaneously from one place to the other, making it easier for Filipinos, as well as with other people to send flowers all over the country.

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