BBB offers tips on buying flowers for that special someone
Milwaukee, WI— Feb. 11, 2013 — Behind candy, flowers are the second most popular gift to give on Valentine’s Day. According to the National Retail Federation, an estimated 36.6 percent of consumers will give flowers to their loved ones on Thursday, with total spending expected to top $1.9 billion.
But, don’t let your significant other be disappointed with an unpleasant arrangement. Nationally, Better Business Bureau received close to 5,000 complaints against florists in 2012, an 18 percent increase compared to 2011. Most complaints allege the wrong flowers were delivered or the arrangements were not delivered at all.
If you’re planning to send flowers to that special someone this Valentine’s Day, BBB has the following advice: