Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Florist Frustrations

Editor,

Two thumbs down to an out of town florist who supposedly operates out of Owen Sound delivering in Meaford. One of our family members lost their mother recently and due to a delayed service decided to send some flowers to brighten her day.

Now all this happened on a weekend when searching for a local florist to deliver some pretty flowers. The florist in question does have big website with lots of flowers and set up for online ordering. When we finally got around to order flowers the florist website in question was front and centre and opened. Other sites (some in Meaford and some in Owen Sound and for good measure some from Toronto) were closed or were more gift shop/wedding type of businesses.

Being only newly using internet (country living) as just moved to Thunder Bay I opted to phone the toll free number. The clerk was pleasant and yes they could deliver to Meaford. Took the information and then dropped the hammer, all in US funds. We did order flowers but at an inflated price. Sad that these types of businesses take advantage of towns like Meaford by having this slight of hand. Call centres in India flowers somehow get delivered to Meaford but st a high cost. Sure hope the flowers resembled the online picture. Just saying.

Ross Singleton , Thunder Bay

 

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