NL: Fluwel starts shipping bulbs

Autumn has arrived, which means Fluwel starts shipping their orders. They usually do so on September 21st. But why so late? That is a question that has been asked more than once.

Fluwel begins shipping flowerbulbs on or around the 21st of September. They have been doing it this way ever since they started shipping orders. Some people have been very critical about this, as many other flower bulb companies start shipping their bulbs way earlier. This has two reasons.

Firstly, flower bulbs do better if they're planted when the temperature starts to drop. In the Netherlands, this is not until after October/early November. If customers receive their flowerbulbs in July, they tend to either plant them right away, which will cause disappointment and a lower quality in the spring, or they put them away in the shed or the garage and then accidentally forget all about them. It can also be the case that the place people store their flowerbulbs does not offer the right circumstances. This can cause damage to the bulbs. At Fluwel, they will be stored under the best possible circumstances, so the quality will remain optimal.

Secondly, it is possible that at an earlier moment, Fluwel might not have all flowerbulbs in the warehouse. If they started shipping before having received everything, the people with more special orders would have to wait longer than others, or they would have to send specific orders in two parts. This is very inconvenient for them as well as for the customers.

Those two ‘problems’ were both very easily solved with a simple solution: Fluwel starts shipping in autumn. This way, the bulbs are kept in the best possible storage and customers will be able to plant them as soon as they arrive at their doorstep, so any risk of damage or forgetting is erased.

The bulbs ordered before the 21st of September are all shipped in the week of September 21st and will be delivered within two weeks. Flowerbulbs ordered after that date will be shipped within a week, as quickly as possible.

For more information:
Belkmerweg 20 A
1754 GB Burgerbrug
+31 226 42 11 55

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