You’ve selected the perfect flower arrangement for your loved one from your local Dubai florist, and it is now time to deliver it to them, whether that’s to their doorstep, hospital room, office or anywhere else they spend time.
You may be surprised to discover that the delivery fee is quite substantial at this stage in the flower buying process. So, in this blog post, we will break down the work that ensures a smooth, reliable delivery and what makes online flower delivery so costly.
Flower delivery prices are usually based on a zoning system depending on the emirates. At Richrose Flowers, Deliveries are Free All over Dubai and the Minimum order is 199. For Sharjah & Ajman, 50 AED is the delivery; also, you can contact us for more details; for all other emirates, more than 50 AED is the delivery FEE; you need to contact us for the correct delivery fee. The increased rates account for the fuel price to make the delivery and the time it takes the delivery person to drive there and back.
Flowers are delicate and highly sensitive to the climate. Thus, they need to be handled with extreme care during transport. Fresh flowers do not travel well in warm vans, so we transport them with climate control as a priority to ensure they are in the best possible condition when they reach their destination. Because they are so fragile, flowers also cannot be stacked like containers & boxes, so our delivery drives need to take extreme care when arranging them for delivery. Some flowers are pretty significant depending on the variety and take up ample space in the delivery vehicle. The drivers cannot carry too many flowers at once and must make frequent stops at the florist between deliveries.
Furthermore, at Richrose Flowers, we deliver point to point to ensure the flowers arrive at their destination in top shape. This requires our delivery people to do more driving, which is reflected in the cost, but it guarantees that your flowers will be in perfect condition when they arrive. They will never be taken to a delivery hub and transported by a third-party carrier, where they can become damaged, and are instead delivered to the recipient directly on the one run.
Our top priority is to ensure that flowers reach the recipient, so we always put in some research before heading out to make a delivery. We check all addresses on Google Maps to make sure they exist before hitting the road, and we also research the property to ensure the delivery will be fulfilled with ease. For example, if the recipient lives in an apartment complex, we need to find out whether we can leave the flowers at their door or if there is a central office to leave them with instead. All of this research takes extra time on top of the delivery.
Furthermore, we often deliver flowers to hospitals, which requires even more advanced preparation. Before delivery, we always call the hospital to ensure the patient is checked in, confirm the ward and room number, and ensure the driver can deliver the flowers quickly. This has become even more challenging during the Covid-19 pandemic, as many hospitals in UAE have stopped accepting flower deliveries. Therefore, we must make sure we can drop flowers off with the patient before hitting the road.
At Richrose Flowers, we also offer VIP delivery as an option for customers who would like orders delivered within a shorter time frame across more excellent Dubai. We can make priority deliveries within an hour of the order being placed or at another specified time. This is a perfect option if you are looking for a last-minute gift for someone or if there is only a brief window to reach the recipient. This service comes with an increased delivery cost.
You may be used to free delivery service from big box stores, but these chains ship so many orders that they usually receive discounted postal rates from couriers. They can then pass these savings along to their customers. They also don’t have to handle goods with the same care as delicate flowers.
However, your local florist does not receive such volume discounts. They are likely handling all of the deliveries at low volumes, which means they need to pay their drivers directly and be compensated for wear and tear on their delivery vehicles. As a result, delivery fees need to be increased across each item.
One of the most meaningful ways to tell a friend or loved one that you are thinking about them is by sending flowers. Investing in high-quality flowers from your local florist will make the gesture even more impactful. However, equally important to the quality of flowers is the quality of the delivery service. Flowers are highly delicate and sensitive goods. Therefore, they must be handled with complete care during the transport process to ensure the arrangement is as beautiful and fresh as possible when it reaches the recipient. Careful delivery requires more time and effort on behalf of the drivers, resulting in a higher delivery cost for the customer. Still, the result is well worth this added expense.
At Rich Rose Flowers, we are proud to provide our customers with only the highest-quality flowers available and ensure that your flower arrangement is in the same condition when it reaches your door when it leaves our store.
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