Almost every type of business today, has the ability to facilitate that business online but some particular businesses are more suitable for online business than others. Although at one time it may not have been, today the florist business is ideal for being carried out online and the reason for this is that it is no longer necessary for a buyer to look in the shop to find the freshest flowers, fresh flowers can always be delivered world-wide and so they will look just like they do in any photo that you see online. This is due to technology that has only fairly recently been available but its availability today, has led to an increase in work for florists around the world, including South Africa where an order of flowers in Durban can be delivered to someone in London, the next day.
This current level of service would have been welcomed in ancient China or ancient Egypt as it is now known that they too sent gifts of flowers on different occasions. Even the Greeks and the Romans are known to have sent flowers as gifts but none of these would have appreciated the modern service more than the Victorians in Britain. Victorian Britain was notoriously known for being a place where no man would talk of their emotions yet for some reason, expressing ones emotions through gifts of flowers became common place and was acceptable even in the highest social circles. This unusual method of showing emotions led to a code being created where certain flowers meant one thing and another type of flower would mean something else. The code was so comprehensive that even the way the flower was presented could have its own meeting and a delivery of a variety of flowers could mean a combination of emotions being expressed. Of course in those days, without the florist having the technology available to modern florists, when someone wanted to express one particular emotion, they would have to look or a florist that had that particular flower required, fresh and ready for delivery.
Apart from having the ability to have flowers delivered world-wide, the technology allows for a florist to receive fresh flowers whenever they may be needed. This is very useful as, unlike in the past when a florist’s services were only needed for weddings and funerals, today floral decorations are requested for many different types of occasions from birthdays to corporate award presentations. In the past a florist may be limited to the number of events they could cater to, by the number of flowers that they had but today, they can have a replenishment of fresh flowers sent daily if they need it. Weddings and funerals are always perhaps the times when florists are needed the most and so their ability to make either bouquets or wreaths will never diminish and these joyful and mournful occasions will still provide florists with their busiest work. Even those though can benefit from technology as a bride can now request flowers that may not be in season locally.