When I started blogging more regularly I had to start wading through quite a few emails from companies asking me to review their product, or that they wanted to feature my blog on their site, etc. Most of them were not the types of businesses I wanted to work with and a couple were outright frauds, but I received a very entertaining email from a guy named Adam Meyer, who is a marketing guy for The Bouqs flower company.
Of course like any other offer I get I research the company, and the more I researched, the more I liked. First of all I found this very entertaining video, and anything that entertains me scores big points!
The email was also very clever and entertaining…more points. But the real points were earned when I read about their company. The Bouqs is a company that was started because ordering flowers online is not always what it appears to be. Prices start out okay, but skyrocket when you add in shipping and the cost of the vase? Seriously I don’t need any more vases. I usually end up giving them away. Why pay for something I give away? For most of them the starting prices are around 40.00…..and can go way up from there. When the flowers arrive they are dead or wilted and don’t last a long time.
The Bouqs is different. Prices start at $40.00, but that is THE price! FREE shipping with weekday deliveries in the United States, and the BEST part for me was that the flowers are cut and shipped within a day of cutting So they don’t come from a refrigerated warehouse. They come from the farm on the side of a volcano! Yes, I said volcano. AND the farms are Eco friendly and sustainable. I did not see that they are “fair trade” farms, but when I googled the farm my flowers came from I was equally impressed with it. They are certified with the Rainforest Alliance, which is an “international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods” Way to go The Bouqs!! I love who you do business with!! My flowers were shipped from Fiorentina flowers in Ecuador. They have a Fiorentina Flowers Facebook page, as does The Bouqs.
So back to the flowers.
I asked for them to be delivered on a Friday, and they were. They arrived on time, and were shipped very securely:
I opened them very carefully. They stems were encased in a gel like substance to keep them moist I am sure. I carefully unpacked them:
I counted 27 roses in all! The leaves were in good shape, as were the flowers. They had a nice fragrance, and I loved the flowers that were shipped with them as an “accent” flower.
Now I am NOT great at arranging flowers, but when I finished cutting the stems at an angle and placing them in TWO vases this is what I ended up with:
So pretty! I was very pleased with the quality of the flowers, the ease in purchasing them and the price of $40.00 !!
The flowers lasted about 9 days. Although to be honest if I had changed the water in the vases they may have lasted longer. I just put them in the composter this morning. They arrived on 5 September. Not bad for $40.00. Of course I did get mine for free, but if I had paid the $40.00 I would still have been satisfied!
Please check out The Bouqs! Great company doing business with eco-friendly sustainable farms in South America!
I highly recommend them!!! To get to their website just click on the Bouq on my website. And for transparency for every click through and order, I receive a check from them as The Bouqs affiliate!!! So thanks for that and I am sure you will love your flowers as much as we did!
Disclosure: My Bouq was received for review purposes. No compensation was received for this post and all opinions are my own.