Why you should use a local florist when sending flowers in Columbia, Tennessee

Posted by Michelle Hughes on

When it comes to sending flowers there are two main ways to do so.

The first way is to order online or by phone from a national flower clearing house like FTD, Teleflora or 1800 Flowers.  These are NOT florists.  They are call centers and websites with pre-designed flower arrangements.  When you order through these services your order is forwarded to a local florist who uses the design template you selected to create your flower arrangement.  Florists associated with the clearing houses pay yearly fees to be a part of the network.  You won't get to customize the arrangement as easily as you can when you call a local florist directly.

The second way to order flowers for delivery in Columbia, Tennessee is to call a local florist directly.  There are two types of local florists, independent and clearing house affiliated.  In some instances independent florists may also fulfill clearing house orders.  In general however when you choose a local, independent florist you are working directly with the floral designer.  The flower arrangements on their website will be exclusive to their shop and designed by the owner or lead floral designer.

If you are looking for a more customized flower shopping experience working with a local flower shop directly is the way to go.  If you are looking to send flowers quickly, or cheaply and want a vast array of designs to look through before you order you will probably find want you are looking for on a clearing house website like FTD or Teleflora.

Bloomstall Flower Boutique in downtown Columbia, Tennessee is an independent, woman owned florist serving all of Columbia with same day delivery and exclusive flower arrangements.  Shop online at Bloomstall.com or visit the shop at 510 North Garden in downtown Columbia, Tennessee.

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