There may be a perfectly good florist right up the street from your home or workplace, but what if there’s not? You may be heartened to know that buying flowers online is more feasible and affordable than ever. Internet flower delivery services now employ about 28,972 people in the United States, possibly more than you’d expect.
When would you guess is the peak season for the buying and selling of flowers? If you guessed that period of time that Americans usually call the “Holiday Season,” then you guessed right. The period of time surrounding Christmas and Hanukkah is the number one flower purchasing holiday. It’s thought that about 30 percent of adults purchase flowers as gifts at some point during this season. This is also one of the few times of year when men are buying flowers online or at the florist. Generally, about three quarters of flowers purchased in the United States each year are bought by women. But it’s a smart fellow who knows how to surprise the ladies in his life by buying flowers online!
When it comes to celebrations flowers are one of the best gifts you can get someone. Choosing exactly the right kind, quantity and combination of different blooms can be the real secret to choosing a floral gift that someone will love. And this is one of the perks to buying flowers online, as you may not be limited by the seasonal selection of a neighborhood florist.
Granted, even when you’re buying flowers online you may be buying them from the neighborhood florist anyway. But online ordering services can be a great way to arrange for a bouquet to be delivered to that special someone even when you might otherwise be too pressed for time, or just too busy, to go pick up the flowers in person.