Flowers.ie sees spike in overseas sales for Christmas
Irish owned online flower delivery service Flowers.ie has reported a 33pc increase in sales from customers living in Canada, Australia and the US compared to the 2011 Christmas period.
The website has experienced a steady increase in sales from customers living outside of Ireland since 2007.
Martin O’Gara, Flowers.ie general manager attributed the sales spike to Irish emigrants now living abroad ordering gifts of Christmas floral bouquets for family and friends here at home.
“While this is a good news story for Flowers.ie it is also a sad reflection of the large numbers of Irish people now living abroad, more than likely due to the difficult economic situation here at home. In particular this year we have seen an increase in sales from customers living in Canada, Australia and the US.
“The data also demonstrates the popularity and convenience of online flower delivery; a bouquet of flowers can be ordered and delivered within the same day.”
Flowers.ie delivers to every town and county in Ireland, as well as to major cities in the UK, US, Canada and every country worldwide.