Most of my regular clientele know that I have structured my business a little differently than most traditional florist shops. For one, Greene Florist is a studio--meaning there is no walk-in shopping. Orders are made by phone or online. I also am completely independent of any and all wire services, such as FTD or Teleflora.
In the past, I have offered out-of-town floral service to all customers. I would place the order for the customer, using a shop in that town that I had researched or had some prior connection to.
I am announcing a new policy effective immediately. While I am happy to continue placing out-of-town orders for my current clients, I will no longer be offering this service. I encourage you to google a shop in the city you want to send and place the order with your credit card. In the event something goes wrong, I have no recourse. You may ask why not belong to a wire service then? My business model has always been independence--no look-alike bouquets, no specialty "collector" containers, and no 27% cut in the value of the order.