Online Flower Delivery – 2014 Ratings

Posted by Canstar Blue February 6th 2014

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Most Satisfied Customers 2014 - Online Flower DeliveryWhat better way to show your loved ones you care than by organising a beautiful bunch of flowers to be delivered their way? We’ve compared some of the best online flower delivery services for any special occasion you may be looking to celebrate.

Fast Flowers took out the inaugural Most Satisfied Customers Award – Online Flower Delivery, 2014 ahead of other rated brands Petals, Interflora, Roses Only, 1300Flowers and Ready Flowers.

Impressively, Fast Flowers received five star ratings in a number of criteria, including overall satisfaction, value for money, range of flowers on offer and range of other items on offer.

Five star gongs also went to:

  • Interflora for ease of site navigation, range of other items on offer and speed of delivery
  • 1300Flowers for range of other items on offer, and
  • Roses Only for speed of delivery.

One in three respondents to this survey have had flowers delivered to their workplace on Valentine’s Day. Unsurprisingly females were more likely to have received flowers to their workplace on Valentine’s Day then males, 42% versus 27%.

Sending flowers to your beloved at work is likely to get your some high praise at home, with nine out of ten of those who had received flowers to their workplace on Valentine’s Day thinking it was a very sweet gesture. However, one in two also said they would rather be delivered a bouquet at home in private than at their workplace.

Our research shows that going out to dinner is the most popular way for long term couples to celebrate the 14th of February, with 57% saying a nice meal is their form of celebration. This was flowed by buying each other gifts (39%), buying each other a card (36%), sharing a bottle of wine (33%) and going to the movies (23%).

Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey 2,500 Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased flowers via an online flower delivery company in the last 12 months – in this case, 432 people.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10.

Overall customer satisfaction

Beautiful flowers delivered to the door of someone you love can make their day, week or even month, so you want to be sure you are using the best delivery service. Fast Flowers sped to the top of the pack receiving five stars for overall satisfaction. Petals and Interflora followed with four stars, and Roses Only, 1300Flowers and Ready Flowers each received three stars.

Value for money

Of course you want to spare no expense on the ones you love, but you also want to be sure you are getting the best bang for your buck. Fast Flowers flourished with another five stars in value for money, followed by Petals and Ready Flowers with four stars. Interflora and Roses Only each received three stars and 1300Flowers finished with two stars.

Ease of site navigation

Interflora gained the five star accolade for ease of site navigation, ahead of four star recipients Roses Only, 1300Flowers, Fast Flowers and Petals. Ready Flowers rounded out the group receiving three stars.

Range of flowers on offer

Tulips, roses, carnations or gerberas? Tastes vary dramatically, so it’s important for your online flower delivery service to give you lots of choices. Fast Flowers hit the mark for range of flowers on offer with five stars in this criteria. Interflora, Petals, Roses Only and 1300Flowers each received four stars and Ready Flowers finished with three.

Range of other items

Not everyone loves flowers – so it’s important for online flower delivery services to offer an extended range of products – chocolates, alcohol and alike. Interflora, Fast Flowers and 1300Flowers all achieved five stars for their range of other items. Roses Only received four stars and Petals and Ready Flowers followed with three stars apiece.

Speed of delivery

Whether it’s having flowers delivered to your partner on Valentine’s Day or sending your best friend a birthday bouquet, it’s important to ensure they arrive right on time. Interflora and Roses Only led the way in terms of speed of delivery scoring five stars each. 1300Flowers and Petals achieved four stars, and Ready Flowers and Fast Flowers each received three.