Ordering flowers online has become quite easy in recent years: several websites allow you to deliver your bouquet to the recipient of your choice, anywhere in Belgium. How do you select the right site for your needs? What is the most cost-effective solution? Some companies transmit your order to a local florist, close to your destination. Others will ship your flowers in a box via mail. The delivery time will vary greatly depending on the method, as well as the shipping costs.
To help you make the right decision, we have listed flower delivery websites in Belgium and highlighted the following information: cheapest bouquet on the catalogue, delivery costs, delivery method (whether shipped or hand-delivered), as well as promotional codes. The information listed for each website is being updated regularly to reflect current prices.
Here's a brief summary of the information listed for each website above:
Cheapest bouquet found on the website the last time the information was updated.
How the flowers are delivered: either via mail, or hand-delivered by a local florist. The delivery type has a huge impact on the freshness of the flowers and the delivery time (see below). A florist will have more flexibility to add fresh flowers depending on the season, whereas companies that ship flowers will generalily rely on standardization. Moreover, it takes longer for flowers to arrive by mail than when they're hand-delivered. On the other hand, having a florist deliver your flowers in person will be more expensive.
Contrary to other types of business, flower deliver websites rarely offer free delivery. Worse, the shipping costs are often hidden, only to be surreptitiously added at the last stage of your order. Depending on the type of delivery, the fees will vary: lower when the flowers are shipping via mail in Belgium, higher when hand-delivered.
The flower delivery websites that offer same-day delivery rely on local florists, since they have more flexibility and do not depend on fixed postal delivery schedules. Such companies will charge more for the service. Generally speaking, companies that rely on postal service will offer overnight delivery, as long as you order before the end of the day. Either way, it's wise to plan ahead whenever possible, to make sure your flowers arrive on time.
Promo codes are a great tool to win the loyalty of an audience, so why not take advantage of them? Most major flower delivery companies in Belgium offer them, but usually ask for them near the end of your order. It's always smart to search for active promo codes before you order, as long as a specific website provides that option. It is worth mentioning that many companies offer a "new customer" coupon for your first order.
Even though the internet brings an international audience to flower delivery companies, not all of them make the effort to speak to them in their language, rendering the experience quite difficult for some. This criterion lists all the languages available for a given website: English, French, German and Italian.
The flower delivery market has greatly matured in Belgium in recent years, providing customers with a varied and qualitative offer. However, one has to be aware of the key factors that will affect freshness and quickness of delivery, and how much which option will cost.