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3-Guarantees That Don’t Come with a Fruit Basket Delivery

Some consumers are unaware of the no guarantees, which often accompany  a fruit basket delivery. An edible basket delivery is not the type of purchase that can withstand a delay or unforeseen events. From an inaccurate address to the recipient being unavailable at the time of delivery, here are several noteworthy fruit basket delivery considerations.

  • Unavailable recipient. 

If the recipient is unavailable, the vast majority of edible fruit bouquet companies do not offer a money back guarantee. Fruit Flowers.com prominently displays such a disclaimer on its Web page, outlining its fruit basket delivery policy. Consumers can avoid this pitfall by notifying the  recipient of a time sensitive delivery. 

  • Inaccurate address

Always verify the recipient’s address.  Based on the limited time to arrange and fulfill fruit basket delivery orders, providers do not generally contact the recipients to verify contact information. As a result, fruit bouquet companies are also unable to cover the cost of inaccurate fruit basket delivery. In actuality, this is one area where, most companies do not offer a refund.

Freshness represents another reason to consider an edible fruit basket with full pieces of fruit opposed to fruit bouquets, which come in the format of sliced or carved fruit. (Fruit bouquets m from Edible Arrangements and Fruit Flowers–are characteristic of these fruit bouquets, generally require immediate consumption.

  • Vases, baskets and containers.

Another guarantee that fruit bouquet companies don’t make is the container or vase that the fruit basket delivery arrives in. Since the specialty fruit bouquet containers for Harley Davidson and Disney are sold promoting these fruit bouquets, be sure to check with the fruit bouquet company. 

When redeeming a free fruit basket delivery, remember that these promotions do not include weekends.

Finally, before placing any fruit basket delivery, always review the fine-print to avoid any pesky policies.

Sending Regrets with Edible Gift Baskets

The Situation:  You’re invited to two kindergarten graduation parties, three housewarming celebrations and a 30th birthday party. The problem is that the invitations are from events taking place over the month of July, when you plan to be out of town, helping your fiancé fix up his new summer home. While you can’t be at all 6-events at the same time, it’s nothing that some edible gift baskets can’t fix.

Here’s why and how. Sometimes a hectic social calendar mandates the delivery of edible gift baskets to express regrets for an inability to attend. 

1)  Access the Internet. Visit Google and enter the keywords: “fruit bouquet” or  “edible gift baskets.”

2)  Click on any of these fruit bouquet company web sites: Edible Arrangements, Harry and David, Fruit Flowers and Cherry Moon Farms.  To save time visit the official sites, avoiding  second tier Web sites filled with an advertising links.

3)  Next, thinking of  each recipients celebration, select fitting edible gift baskets. Most fruit bouquet company Web sites are categorized according to the occasion. There’s edible gift basket for the following situations:

  • Graduation
  • I’m Sorry
  • Entertaining
  • Birthday Party

To express your regrets for being unable to attend, you could send an “I’m Sorry” edible gift basket from FruitFlowers. Starting at about $59.00.

For the graduation, Edible Arrangements caters to the under age crowd with its Kids & Kids at Heart Collection. Edible fruit baskets embody such characters as Sponge Bob, Scooby Doo, Mickey Mouse and Hello Kitty.

4) After you choose a fruit bouquet for each recipient, be sure to check each address. Some fruit bouquet companies will impose another delivery charge if the wrong delivery address posted with the order.

Cherry Moon Farms features a plenitude of housewarming gifs on its fruit bouquet company Web site.

4)  Finally, before finalize your orders, don’t forget to personalize and double check that each fruit bouquet message has the correct greeting and intended note.