Valentine’s Day 2018 update and weather forecast?
Choosing your wholesaler and distribution process directly affects you. In terms of what you can expect this year, we are getting reports of there being a late harvest. At FMI Farms, we want our customers to understand how this could affect you. Logistically, we are working to make sure you receive your roses and flowers as quickly as possible from Ecuador. We do want to urge how important it is to pre-book. Pre-booking insures your order to you. Last minute open market orders are taken care of after a pre-order. A late harvest means that the majority of the production will be cut late and shipped late.
A late harvest and resulting tight supply affects the entire industry.
- On average smaller heads
- Thinner stems
- Higher costs
- Limited availability
- Delayed deliveries
- Partial shipments
- Fresher product
We understand that this is not optimal, but we are asking for patience as we do our best to meet your needs. FMI is available around the clock at 866-916-5360 to answer your questions and listen to your concerns.
Given this situation, we are doing whatever we can to speed up the shipping process and take control of what we can control. We ship primarily FedEx overnight, to anywhere in the country next day. We have reserved with FedEx ample space on flights leaving South Florida.
We have even added an option for last-minute shipments scheduled to arrive on 02/12 Monday. Here is our shipping availability for the week leading up to Valentine’s Day. Please feel free to contact us during working hours.
- Febuary 1st – Febuary 14th 8:00am – 9:00pm
With all of this said, we remain optimistic that Valentine’s Day 2018 will go into the books as a success for our customers and ourselves. We will stay in constant contact with our suppliers in Ecuador and let you know of any significant developments during the next couple of weeks.
It is often difficult to be reminded that the flower wholesale business is a business where we can only control so much. Although our business depends on growing each and every blossom, ultimately, nature controls what grows. If we had it our way, we’d deliver the perfect shipment each and every time. But the fact is that the perfect combination of sunlight, water, nutrients, and luck just doesn’t happen every year.
Let’s all work together to make the best of this Valentine’s Day a great season!