For several years now, many companies have offered the possibility of placing orders online and having flowers delivered directly from their websites. It can be difficult for buyers to get a clear idea of the quality of the services offered. Which websites use florists in the city in which you want to send flowers in France? Which websites send bouquets through the postal service? Which company offers the best quality/price ratio?
To help you make an informed choice, our team tested and ranked the main websites delivering flowers in France based on many criteria: flower quality, ease-of-use of the website, price of the service and order tracking.
Here is the list of criteria evaluated by our testers:
Delivery times can be short or long, depending on the flower delivery method. Many people wait until the last minute to order flowers, and some companies require over 24 hours to fulfil an order. Websites using florists are more flexible in this regard: your bouquet can be sent for delivery less than 5 hours after placing your order on business days. However, a bouquet sent using the postal service will not arrive at its destination any earlier than 24 hours after placing your order.
The delivery method by florist or by postal service is important for many reasons: it affects delivery time, as mentioned above, but it also has a crucial impact on the freshness of the bouquets. A bouquet packaged to be delivered in a cardboard box will never be as fresh and original as a florist's creation. Several companies obfuscate the fact that the bouquets will be sent by postal service. However, a bouquet sent by postal service will be cheaper on average, and delivery costs will be lower than for bouquets hand-delivered by a florist.
Although many online stores currently offer free delivery, online florists rarely do so. Unfortunately, there is a distinct lack of transparency on many websites: displayed in a way that is not always clear at the last minute, they attempt to go unnoticed and are not always identifiable costs. A delivery using the postal service will be taxed less than a delivery performed by a florist. It should be noted that the amounts mentioned above relate to a delivery in metropolitan France.
The price of the bouquet is the cheapest product identified in the catalogues of the companies tested in our comparison.
Promotional codes, also called discount coupons, drive sales on many websites. Some offer permanent discounts, and others offer one-off discounts for the holidays or early orders. Some of the companies tested do not offer any such discounts.
The main criteria for our ranking are the quality, price and size of the bouquet. We regularly conduct tests on each company in order to maintain a valid ranking over time. Tracking and customer service quality are also important factors for customer satisfaction: obtaining clear and fast help in the event of an issue is the mark of a company you can trust.