Consumer Intelligence: Ordering a Fresh Fruit Basket

For the consumer, who has never bought a fresh fruit basket before, there are three things to be cautious of: 1) First know the different types of edible  baskets;  2) beware of  fruit bouquet delivery costs and policies,; pluscaution is advised on clearance items.

  •  Types of bouquets

Bouquets of fruits are available in three formats. Full pieces, carved fruits. Dipped fruits are the three types of fruit baskets and arrangements. Edible Arrangements, Fruit Flower,  and the Fresh Fruit Bouquet Company (FFBC) purvey edible baskets, resembling floral arrangements. (The average fruit bouquet is $45+).

Commonly sold by Harry & David, Cherry Moon Farms and ProFlower,  contemporary fresh fruit baskets include full pieces of fruit packaged in a box or  basket.

Shari’s Berri’s Dipped fruit.com and Chocolate Covered Company represent the most preferred  dippedd fruit brands, consisting of fresh fruit concealed under a mask of chocolate, nuts and other favored toppings, of chocolate covered.

  • Delivery bouquet costs and terms

Delivery bouquet costs and terms tend to be thorny, depending on the edible basket company’s policy. For instance, Edible Arrangements states on its FAQ page that it will “make every effort” to deliver fruit bouquets. In scenarios, where  no one is available to sign or accept the fruit bouquet  delivery,  this can mean being left outside in front of the doorstep.

In areas, beyond an Edible Arrangement franchise service are,  the company outsources its fruit bouquet delivery costs to UPS. While this allows customers to track the shipment,  it  doe not guarantee freshness and potentially higher shipment costs.

Tenet: To avert buyer’s remorse, read all delivery bouquet costs and terms in entirety.

Conversely, edible basket companies, which sell contemporary fruit basket, comprised of full pieces of fruit, are a commonsensical choice in cities where Edible Arrangements. Fruit Flower and FFBC do not have brick and mortar storefronts. Moreover, to guarantee freshness and to save on the fruit bouquet delivery costs. Edible Arrangements accepts walk-in orders and online order, same day pick-ups.

Discounts / Clearance Items

In an effort to move inventory or gift items remaining from the previous season,  some edible basket companies, reduce the price. To the budget conscious consumer, these clearance edible baskets are often out of season. Refer to a fruit chart to check the seasons of of fruit.  To ensure freshness consider downloading edible fruit bouquet coupons opposed to specific products. Read where to find Edible Fruit Basket Coupons.

Did you know that May is considered strawberry Month.

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