Which flower delivery website should I pick to have flowers sent to Switzerland?
When it comes to ordering a flower bouquet online, those questions are recurrent: which site hand-delivers through a florist, and which simply sends the bouquet in a box by mail? Which online florist is the cheapest? Which company consistently offers the freshest flowers?
Thanks to our thorough testing, you will find below a comparison of the major flower delivery websites in Switzerland that allow you to order directly online. Every website was tested and ranked based on several criteria: how easy it was to order and navigate the site, the freshness and quality of the floral arrangements, and of course the overall price for the transaction. The highest ranked basically represents the best value for your money. The test results and prices for each company are regularly updated, so that the information remains current.
To understand how the websites above were ranked, here's an overview of the main criteria used for this test:
There's nothing more frustrating than ordering flowers to realize they won't be delivered on time. On the one hand, companies sending flowers by mail - in a box through the postal service - allow clients to make an order until 5 pm for a delivery the next day. On the other hand, companies working with local florists can offer you a same-day delivery until noon that day, which is a big advantage.
A determining factor in this test, the delivery method has a major impact on the quality and freshness of the bouquet. When your flowers are hand-delivered by a florist, the freshness of the bouquet is very hard to beat, while a mail delivery isn't ideal to maintain a fresh and beautiful bouquet. Even if a postal delivery may be cheaper for you - and for them - it is certainly a handicap when it comes to quality. A lot of the websites that send your flowers through the mail often don't specify this delivery method, so please be mindful and don't hesitate to ask in case there's any doubt.
Very often, delivery fees aren't specified upfront, and only show up as you make an order. Some are called "delivery costs", others "handling costs", but they are basically the same thing. One thing to keep in mind is that in Switzerland, the Swiss Post charges CHF 9.- for a next-day delivery. Therefore, if you are using a company delivering flowers by mail, make sure they do not charge much more than that. Some of the companies rated above also offer international delivery: keep in mind that the costs will vary from country to country, depending on the quality of the coverage there. The amounts listed above only refer to a delivery within Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
We listed the cheapest bouquet we could find on each website, excluding the delivery costs above.
While it has become indispensable to be able to access websites with your phone or tablet, not all flower delivery online stores offer that option in Switzerland yet. It may become problematic when trying to access your order status or make a new order on the go.
Putting it all together
The deciding factors are quality, size and price. We made several tests for each company, and evaluated the freshness and size of the bouquet, as well as its price. The quality and responsiveness of each website's customer service is also at the heart of this ranking: an order that isn't perfect can be made so with excellent communication and courtesy. In turn, all these factors gave us the best value for our money. Overall consistency is key here: the highest ranked website is the one that was able to deliver the best flowers time and time again.