As a first time newbie to sending flowers to someone online, there is information you need to share with us at Teleflora so that we can best complete your flower order. As long as you pay attention while you’re filling out your information, you should have no problems at all. While placing an order online is fairly straightforward, you want to ensure that your delivery occurs without a problem.

Here are four tips to remember when sending flowers online:

1. Double check everything
This may seem like a fairly obvious tip, but you’d be surprised how many people forget a piece of information that’s vital for a flower delivery. Start by double (or even triple) checking the recipient’s physical address. After all, you don’t want to send a dozen roses to a stranger! Additionally, make sure you’ve spelled his or her name correctly. The last thing you want is to make a silly mistake after going to the trouble to order flowers for a friend, family member or loved one.

2. Choose an appropriate delivery time
This will be dependent on who you are sending the flowers to and why. It may be a good idea to have flowers delivered to your sweetheart’s place of work, for instance. If that person is a teacher, you’re going to want to make sure that the order is delivered during school hours. You may want to have the floral arrangement delivered to an individual’s home. If that’s the case, try to choose a time when you know an individual will be home, like in the evening.

3. Share special instructions
When you use Teleflora, you’ll be given the opportunity to mention any special instructions that may be necessary to hand-deliver the flowers to the recipient. Include guidance like “Go to back door” or even leave a privacy gate code so that the delivery person can reach the front door. Don’t forget to list any info about the recipient that may help the delivery person, too. For example, it’s a good idea to mention if the recipient is blind or hard of hearing.

4. Add some extras
One of the best parts about ordering flowers online is that you easily can pick out accessories to go along with your beautiful bouquet. Be on the lookout for options like a box of chocolates or a teddy bear when you check out. With only a few added clicks, you can turn a simple bouquet into a birthday present just by adding a small item. Teleflora’s “Smile for Me” bouquet would look even better with added balloons or a stuffed animal, for instance.

Teleflora's Smile for Me Bouquet

Teleflora’s Smile for Me Bouquet