May 26, 2010
-- Hampshire, England (April 20, 2010) - eFlorist, leading UK florists who have over a thousand local member florists as part of their business structure, feel that the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland and subsequent flight delays have contributed to a lack of flower deliveries into the UK, affecting corporate stores who offer a flower sale service.
Many mainstream florists in the UK import their flowers and other related accessories in bulk from various European countries. The volcanic eruption in Iceland however has seen trade across most European countries cease - the UK has been especially affected because of their strict flight restrictions during this period.
eFlorist, a premier online flower delivery service with hundreds of local florists signed up to their local delivery scheme, feel they haven't been impacted as much due to their community ethos of using fresh flowers which are hand-prepared and delivered by a local neighbourhood florist. eFlorist believe preparation and freshness are key to success, and can offer same-day delivery on orders taken before 3pm, Monday to Saturday.
"The few weeks or so have been a real pain for everybody in the UK who has either booked a flight or is stranded abroad. What many don't realise is that businesses have also been affected because of the ash cloud - the flower industry is no exception to that," says Alistair Weatherill of eFlorist. "We're still sending flowers regardless, and put that down to our strong focus on local communities. All of our flowers are fresh and expertly hand-prepared to an incredible standard by your local florist, and can be delivered on the same day for that added freshness. We can offer flowers for every occasion and hope people recognise our drive to support local businesses in these tough economic times."
To find out more about eFlorist and the range of flowers they offer, and to place an online order, visit their website at http://www.eflorist.co.uk/
or telephone 0800 0830 930 during office hours.
eFlorist, which used to trade under the name Teleflorist, has been a leading figure in the flower retail business since 1947 and can deliver to virtually any address in the United Kingdom, and to over 140 countries worldwide. All flowers are hand-prepared and delivered by local florists, and are always fresh and unique. They can offer same-day delivery if an order is placed before 3pm from Monday through to Saturday. Family-owned, eFlorist can offer nationwide delivery at competitive prices.