Friday, January 31, 2014

How to Send Flowers for Valentine's Day in Canada

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Valentine's Day is one of the most highly anticipated holidays of the year. Couples around the world show their love on this day by exchanging gifts, and quite often, flowers.

If you're in Canada, follow these steps to ensure that your flowers arrive on February 14, and make it a V-Day to remember in 2014!

1. Log on to bloomex.ca.
2. Browse through our selection of great flower and gift ideas. We have a temporary section specifically devoted to Valentine's Flowers, and also a page listing some of the thrifty money-saving specials featuring a variety of roses.
3. Find your desired products and click the image underneath that says 'add to cart.'
4. When you're all set, click the button reading 'Check Out.' You'll be asked to register your information as well as the delivery address. Double-check to make sure that the address information is filled out correctly to ensure that your order arrives as intended. You'll be prompted to select the delivery date -- enter February 14 (or February 13, for a bit of a discount!).
5. Enter your payment order and click 'Submit.' You'll be brought to a confirmation page and also receive an email confirmation that your order has been placed.
6. You're done. Your flowers will be on their way.

You can also contact our service agents at any time by dialing 1-888-912-5666. Our friendly staff is standing by to make sure that this is the best Valentine's Day ever!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

4 Awesome Valentine's Day Packages for 2014 in Canada

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It's now only 15 days till Valentine's Day, and things are really picking up around Bloomex.  We have put together a number of special Valentine's Day value packages, so you can give some gifts to your special someone for less.

Here are some hassle-free suggestions on some packages that we are offering for the big day in 2014. With delivery across nation, we truly are Canada's National Florist.

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ROSE & CARD SPECIAL

3 beautiful long stem roses and a personalized Valentine's card for an amazing price.


$19.99



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ROSE, CHOCOLATE AND TEDDY


This is one of Bloomex's best values of the season. It includes 3 plump red roses, an adorable teddy bear, a box of premium chocolate and a personalized card to top it all off. $29.99



Our tulips are a beautiful, unique way to say "I Love You" on Valentine's Day, and this combination (pictured at the top of the page) includes a personalized card as well as a box of delicious chocolate.
$64.99



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Go all out with this breathtaking combination of 12 long stem red roses, 12 roses of another colour, a teddy bear and a fantastic coloured vase. The best part? Shipping is free as part of this package. Check it out today!

Check Out the Bloomex Australia Blog

We've been working hard on a new blog for Bloomex Australia. Check it out here! You'll find lots of great content from our friends 'down under.'

Monday, January 27, 2014

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK (Jan. 27 - Feb. 2): 36 Long Stem Red Roses

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Are you looking for ideas for Valentine's Day? Look no further than this gorgeous bouquet of 36 spectacular Long Stem Red Roses.

This beautiful assortment makes for the perfect gift on the big day of February 14. Red Roses are a timeless classic and Bloomex is your trusted Canadian florist, making sure the roses get there on time and as fresh as can be.

Visit our product page for this bouquet here. And check this page for some more spectacular deals, just in time for V-Day 2014.

Looking for Bloomex Australia? Check out our page for this product here.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

6 Terrific Tulip Arrangements for Valentine's Day or the Spring Season

It's a sure sign of spring when the smell of tulips are in the air. But since the weather has been particularly cold throughout parts of Canada recently, we've got a while to wait for that yet.

Luckily, Bloomex  can help you out there. We've received our tulips for the spring and they're ready to be delivered to you or a loved one's front door!

Tulips make a great alternative to roses on Valentine's Day, and here are 6 bouquets that we think might make for a lovely present on the big day.




SPRING TULIPS
$24.99




Show your love with 10 beautiful, fresh-cut Tulips at a price that can't be beat.




$39.99

What's better than ten tulips? You guessed it -- 20 tulips, for under $40!






$44.99

The same bouquet as above, but with a personalized greeting card and a heart-shaped tin of chocolates included for one great price.





$49.99

Tulips and Lilies make for a lovely combination in this bouquet with the red and white tones contrasting perfectly.


THIRTY TULIPS COMBO
$54.99

The perfect package for Valentine's Day! Thirty Tulips are arranged with a tin of chocolates and a card.







$64.99

What a vibrant, unique look for the special day. This bouquet includes a personalized greeting card. 






MORE VALENTINE'S DAY IDEAS FROM THE BLOOMEX BLOG:


6 Ideas for Valentine's Day Flowers
Product of the Week: Valentine's Special
5 Great Gift Baskets for Valentine's Day

Monday, January 20, 2014

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK (Jan. 20 - 26): Valentines Special

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Valentine's Day will be here before you know it, and this package deal is one of the best ways to say to that special someone in your life, "I Love You."

This arrangement starts with 12 beautiful long stemmed Red Roses, a timeless classic. A glass ruby vase is included in the purchase price. Then we add a box of Valentine's Chocolates, and a personalized card for good measure. All of this for just $59.99 -- a deal that simply can't be beat by other florists.

Check out the product listing page for this limited-time special here. Looking for other Valentine's Day ideas in Canada? Here's Bloomex's full listing of bouquets, packages and arrangements, tailored for Feb. 14.


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Friday, January 17, 2014

5 Great Gift Baskets For Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and the excitement is starting to build. We've already offered some suggestions on roses and other flowers available for a great price at Bloomex.ca. If you're looking for something a little different this V-Day, consider one of our many gift baskets.

Here are 5 to keep in mind as we head toward the big day.

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SWEET MEMORIES

Basket contains 6 items: 
-Premium Dark Chocolate
-Premium Truffles
-Large pack of Assorted Cookies
-Chocolate Truffle Cookies
-Crunchy Candies
-Tangy Lemon Cookies.
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BLUE RIBBON 
This Gift Basket includes 11 premium items:-Tuscany Style Crackers -Delicious Truffles -Sweet Butter Biscuits -Artisan Bread Sticks       -Private Brand Almonds -Gourmet Coffee-Coffee Flavoured Candy -Dark Chocolate Squares -Chocolate Truffle Cookies       -Gourmet Cheese -Savory Snack Mix      

PERFECT INDULGENCE

This basket contains 8 premium items: gourmet cheese, smoked seafood, Tuscany style crackers, Canadian cheddar cheese, private brand pretzels, strawberry wafer cookies, cheese bread straws and premium blueberry tea.

 PURELY PREMIUM BASKET

Includes an amazing variety of products including:
gourmet fudge, large pack of premium truffles, gourmet cheese, gourmet French cheese, private brand pretzels, wine & cheese crackers, italian crackers, roasted nuts , premium cheese from Quebec, tasty cheese sticks, chocolate cookies, delicious dark cherry chocolates, premium coffee truffles, box of premium chocolate, large box of green tea and sweet butter cookies.

WORLD'S FINEST GOURMET

This Premium Gift Basket includes 10 items:

-Extra Large Box of Chocolate-Milk Chocolate-Premium Dark Chocolate-Large Box of Truffles-Chocolate Biscotti-Premium Wafer Cookies-Extra Large pack of Cookies-Chocolate Peanut Butter -Dark Chocolate-Pack of Chocolate Pastry Cookies





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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Join Bloomex's Affiliate Marketing Program, make some money this Valentine's Day!

We're gearing up for another Valentine's Day, which is our busiest holiday of the year. If you're familiar with affiliate marketing, you know that makes it a good time to get in on the action! Be sure to check out Bloomex on ShareASale. Here's the link to everything that you need to know. Receive 6% of each sale that you refer, and a $10 bonus if you make a sale in the first month.

Check out our page on ShareASale here and start earning today!

RELEASE: Bloomex Reports Best Ever Holiday Season in Canada and Australia

via i-newswire:

Bloomex Canada and Bloomex Australia are heading into 2014 with strong momentum, having recorded their highest volume of web traffic and sales for a holiday period in company history during the 2013 Christmas Season.

Bloomex, a leading online florist in Canada and Australia, announced today that the recent 2013 holiday season was its most successful since the company's founding in 2005.

The company recorded record sales for the month of December, fuelled by the popularity of its line of gourmet gift baskets and Christmas-themed flower bouquets. For December -- as well as the year as a whole -- traffic to bloomex.ca was up from 2012 and sales followed suit.

"Our successful holiday season is really a testament to the staff here and the tremendous value we're able to offer our customers," said Mark Camphaug, Director of Sales & Marketing for Bloomex. "The company continues to grow, and we fully expect to carry that momentum forward into the new year."

Bloomex Australia, which was launched in 2011, also recorded its best holiday season to put a cap on its best year to date. The company's Australian operations continue to flourish, with increased revenues and brand recognition amongst the Australian public.

The company has already started preparation for the next major seasonal push, with Valentine's Day fast approaching on February 14. The annual celebration of love is a boon to florists and it is always the busiest time of year for the company in terms of web traffic and sales.

Bloomex is an e-commerce retailer of flowers, gift baskets and other gift items, based in Ottawa, Canada, with international operations in Australia and the United States. Customers place orders through its website or a toll-free phone line and the products are delivered via courier to its customers' doors.

Unlike other national brands in the florist industry, Bloomex fulfills its production on the vast majority of its customers orders, buying flowers directly from growers. The products are then shipped from the company's owned production facilities, located in eight Canadian cities in addition to Miami, Fla., and Sydney, Australia.

Further growth lies ahead for 2014. This year, the company will launch a re-designed website, featuring a refreshed look built on its established e-commerce platform. Bloomex is also making inroads into the funeral and sympathy flowers market, with a renewed focus on that side of the business. As well, the company expects to double revenue through its BunchesDirect brand, which specializes in wedding and bulk flowers with operations in the United States, Canada and Australia.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

7 Stunning Tips to Make Your Flowers Last Longer

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Bloomex ships the freshest flowers in the nation, but even so, there are many things you can do to extend the life of your gorgeous fresh cut flowers even longer once they've arrived at your doorstep.
Some of these tips are somewhat common sense, and some of them are industry secrets. We hope you enjoy them and learn a little something along the way.
AVOID HOT SPOTS
Excessive light and heat (i.e. coming in from a window) can cause plants' lifespans to shorten.
KEEP 'EM AWAY FROM THE FRUIT BOWL
This is a little-known fact. As fruit ripens, it emits a gas that ages your flowers more quickly.
USE THE FOOD
Any florist worth their salt will include some packets of floral food. Use it. It's packed with vital nutrients to feed your flowers' continued longevity.
KEEP THE WATER COOL, BUT NOT COLD
Ideally, a nice cool tap water should work best for your flowers once they're placed in a vase. Don't use icy water, or anything that comes close to luke-warm.
RUN THAT WATER
When you're trimming stems, it's best to do it under running water. If not, excess oxygen might get into the stem and ultimately contribute to your flowers aging quicker.
REMEMBER YOUR ANGLES
This is another florists' secret. 45 degrees is the ideal angle to trim your stems (which you'll want to do a few times over the course of your flowers' lifespan.) This prevents bacteria from negatively harming your flowers.
SPRAY, OK?
A light spray of water each day on your beautiful flowers will be much appreciated and keep them as fresh as can be.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK (Jan. 13 - Jan. 19, 2014): Citrus Kissed Bouquet

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Today, our Product of the Week pays tribute to the tones of the sunny south, with our gorgeous Citrus Kissed Bouquet.

This arrangement adds a splash of colour and good vibes to any setting it's placed in. The bouquet features a stunning assortment of Dark Orange, Orange and Coral Roses, accented with Yellow Button Spray Chrysanthemums, Light Yellow Carnations and assorted greens.

The Citrus Kissed Bouquet is a great value for its price and is an excellent way to lift the spirits of its recipient. Check out the product page here and surprise someone today!

Price: $39.99
Ideal for: Birthday, Gratitude, Feel Better Soon.


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Friday, January 10, 2014

The Great 8: Our Favourite Posts of 2013

sunflowers-bloomex2013 was a great year on the Bloomex Blog, and we thank you for joining us. Whether you read one article or you are a regular follower, we appreciate having a platform to share our ideas and knowledge. Traffic grew month-over-month and it's all thanks to you.

Let's take a look at our top 10 posts of the year, sorted by popularity and page views.

8. Why Do Flowers Cost So Much? 5 Factors that Drive Up Prices. We looked at several issues that cause the price of flowers to spike when dealing directly with local florist. Oct. 11, 2013

7. Fun & Uplifting Balloon Bouquets. Our Balloon Bouquets make for a unique alternative to flowers or other gifts, and are priced to move. In this post we looked at a variety of popular options. Oct. 4, 2013

6. 5 Ways to Save Money on Flowers. We offered some tips and tricks on the pitfalls to avoid when searching for the best price on flower bouquets and arrangements. Nov. 5, 2013

5. Sunflowers: An Incredible History and Interesting Facts. Delve in to the fascinating history of the sunflower with this post. Sept. 27, 2013

4. 5 Amazing Foods to Send for Under $50. Bloomex offers a wide selection of delectable foods at a great price, delivered to you or a loved one's door. Aug. 19, 2013

3. Friday Faves: Our Top 10 Favourite Flower Names for Girls. Having a baby sometime soon? Check out our list of flower-inspired girls names. Nov. 15, 2013

2. 7 Great Gifts to Say Thanks. Too often, the notion of gratitude is lost in today's world. Show them that you're thankful with these ideas from Bloomex.ca. Aug. 13, 2013

1. 8 Crazy Interesting and True Facts About Flowers. This post drummed up the most visits by far this year on the blog. How many species of flowers are there? What's the world's largest flower? Find out that and much more by checking it out. Nov. 13, 2013

Thanks again for checking out our corner of the web, and we wish you a prosperous and wonderful 2014!

Thursday, January 09, 2014

6 Ideas for Valentine's Day Flowers

bloomex-combo-packageWe're just over a month away from Valentine's Day now. Bloomex has you covered with hundreds of beautiful bouquets that are sure to make a lasting impression on February 14, the most romantic of days.

Let's have a quick look at some of the wonderful options we provide, with delivery available throughout Canada.

ROSES


Bloomex offers a tremendous variety of rose arrangements and specials. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Red rose bouquets, starting at $19.99 for a bouquet of six beautiful long-stem red roses. 
  • If you're looking for other colours, Bloomex offers a wide variety, from orange, to lavender, to yellow and beyond. (Check out the options here
  • We also offer an array of combo packages. Take, for example, our 'Super Love' Combo (pictured above left): it includes 12 coloured long stem roses, a vase for the flowers, a personalized card, a box of chocolates and a Teddy Bear, all for a great price -- and shipping is free!

MIXED BOUQUETS

A few suggestions on some beautiful mixed bouquets to make Valentine's Day extra special this year:

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$19.99
A perennial favourite with Bloomex.ca customers, containing a beautiful mix of Gerberas, Alstroemeria, Chrysanthemums and Greens.






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$34.99
This is an absolutely beautiful bouquet featuring a variety of Alstroemeria, Carnations & Mini Carns, Daisies, waxflower and Salal/assorted greens.






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$59.99
The perfect colours for the Valentine's Day! This bouquet is a gorgeous combination of Oriental Lilies and sparkling plump, long stem red roses. 





Check out our full selection of mixed bouquets here!


Tuesday, January 07, 2014

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK (Jan. 6 - 12): Fruits and Flowers Basket

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Feeling a little bloated after the holidays? Get back on track with this great basket of fresh fruits and flowers.

This assortment includes grapes, apples, oranges, bananas and pears in addition to a small cut flower bouquet. It's sure to lift your spirits and give a boost to your health to help you with your New Year's Resolution.

Check out the product page here and get your new years started off with health and happiness!

Price: $44.95
Ideal for: New Year

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Monday, January 06, 2014

5 Bouquets to Fight Those Winter Blues

Now that the holidays are over, some people will feel relaxed and others will just be counting down the days until the first signs of spring start to show through. If you're in the latter camp, you know that those days can't come soon enough.

But you need not wait until then to bring a little bit of freshness into your surroundings. Bloomex offers some wonderful bouquets that can liven up your home and give you that fresh spring feeling on a budget.

Here are a few suggestions on some bouquets that will bring a vibrant look to any room that they're placed in.


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1. White Calla Lilies Bouquet

This beautiful assortment of lilies brings the feeling of spring home. Six lovely lilies are accented by fresh greens, standing about 22" in height.



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2. Sunflower Basket 

Sunflowers offer a burst of light, and this basket is further accented with a gorgeous assortment of roses, asters, and assorted greens, perfect to fill your home with bright colours. 



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3. Melody Bouquet

This arrangement is always one of Bloomex's best-selling arrangements, featuring a stunning assortment of 10 mixed-colour Chrysanthemums. And at 50% off, you can't beat the price!



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4. 
Splendid Spring Bouquet

The sweet colours of spring are resplendent in this beautiful arrangement, featuring a pastel-toned collection of pink spray roses and alstroemeria, yellow carnations and lavender cushion chrysanthemums. 




5. 
Super Snapdragons

An assortment of eight Snapdragons sure to bring a smile to anyone's face, and light into any space. What a beautiful collection of spring colours!