Are you ordering from a Local Florist?

Published on: Oct 6th, 2023


We wrote about this a few years back, but I felt it was important to bring it up again as the online ordering process has developed and changed. I do hope you find it useful and informational. 


How to know you are shopping with a real local florist and not a national order gathering company?

When you are shopping for flowers, it is important to know who you are buying from. There are many national order gathering companies that pose as local florists, but they often do not deliver the order themselves. Your order is redirected to a regional local florist for fulfillment. 

Spedale's Florist is a real local florist that has been serving the Lafayette, LA community and surrounding area for over 40 years. We are committed to providing our customers with the freshest flowers and the best possible service. Spedale's Florist offers same day flower delivery in Lafayette, Broussard, Youngsville, Scott, Carencro, New Iberia, St. Martinville, Erath, Delcambre and Abbeville. We are truly "Acadiana's Regional Florist™".

Here are a few tips to help you know if you are shopping with a real local florist like Spedale's Florist:

Look for a local address and phone number. Spedale's Florist has a physical location in the Lafayette area at 1012 Petroleum Parkway. Our phone number is (337) 233-4404.

Check the florist's website. Spedale's Florist has a well-designed website with information about our shop, our team, and the products and services we offer. We also have a blog and social media pages where you can learn more about our business and see examples of our work.

Read reviews. Spedale's Florist has a 4.8-star rating on Google with over 1000 reviews. Our customers love our fresh flowers, our beautiful arrangements, and our excellent customer service. We are the highest rated florist in the Lafayette, New Iberia and surrounding area. 

Give the florist a call. If you are unsure whether or not a florist is local, give them a call. Ask them about their shop and their team. A real local florist like Spedale's Florist will be happy to answer your questions and help you choose the perfect flowers for your occasion.

Here are some additional red flags to watch out for:

Discounted or On Sale Product. If the florist's prices are significantly lower than other florists in your area, or they are offering a sale, it is likely that they are not a real local florist. While Spedale's Florist does offer value priced floral arrangments, you will rarely see a hard to believe promotion or sale prices.  A real local florist doesn't play games with pricing. They want to show the local customers a true value everyday. 

Hidden fees. Some national order gathering companies charge hidden fees for delivery, service, or handling. Be sure to read the fine print carefully before placing your order. Most local florists, including Spedale's, do charge a delivery fee and will have a wire out fee when sending an order out of their delivery area. Once again, read the fine print before placing your order. 


Why shop with a real local florist like Spedale's Florist?

There are many benefits to shopping with a real local florist like Spedale's Florist:

Fresher flowers. At Spedale's, we get our flowers fresh from the farm on our own dedicated truck, so you can be sure that you are getting the freshest flowers possible.

Better customer service. We are passionate about flowers and we want to make sure that you are happy with your purchase. We will take the time to listen to your needs and help you choose the perfect flowers for your occasion.

Support your local community. When you shop with Spedale's Florist, you are supporting a small business in your community. This helps to create jobs and keep your community vibrant.


If you are looking for the freshest flowers and the best possible service, be sure to shop with a real local florist like Spedale's Florist. By following the tips above, you can ensure that you are dealing with a reputable florist who will help you to create the perfect floral arrangement for your occasion.

This blog was enhanced with Bard from Google. 

Disclaimer: Spedale's Florist is not trying to disparage national order gathering companies. We are simply pointing out the differences between real local florists and national order gathering companies so that consumers can make informed decisions about where to buy their flowers.


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