Image credits: Bloomback Location:33 Ubi Ave 3, The Vertex, #05-70, Lobby A, 408868 Telephone: +65 8749 4806 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloomback Website: https://www.bloomback.org Operating hours: Mondays to Fridays, 10 am to 7 pm, Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm, Closed on Sundays Cheapest bouquet: $110.00 Bloomback is a florist based in Singapore specialising in the making of floral arrangements and flower bouquets with the use of preserved flowers and dried flowers. They are a rather unique set up given that they are considered by some to be a social enterprise. They focus on empowering the lesser fortunate women of Singapore by offering them potential employment through skilled training. On top of that, they place emphasis on charitable activities such as providing floral gifts to patients suffering from terminal illnesses and residents of old folks homes. They have an admirable vision of spreading love through flowers. It is also worth noting that their products range more than just your traditional hand bouquets. Their catalogues include floral key chains and other accessories too that can be presented with the presence of flowers. Dried Flowers are flowers that have been dried. Click on the link to see some variants of dried flowers that are not from Bloomback. Customer Service Being a more niche florist has compared to the mass market ones, we have to say that they have quick customer service They can be contacted via mobile phone so timing need not really matter as all you need would be to have someone mending the phone. They are active on Facebook and use this social media platform a lot to tend to questions from members of the public. They offer customers with a very personalised touch and you can get in touch with them really easily. Product Selection As mentioned above, this is not your usual mass market florist. Their products predominantly comprise of preserved and dried flowers in very innovative forms. They have ‘the Living Collection’ which consists of preserved flowers arranged in small transparent domes at $160 each. This collection is rather interesting and it is something lovely for a recipient to place on her office desk. The ‘Personalised’ collection has products that are less common such as flower arrangements in transparent domes with LED lighting and USB speakers, floral key chains, and other assorted dried flower arrangements in cute carry bags. This collection is a little more expensive in price. They have a welfare collection collection called ‘Empowering Women’ that has similar products mentioned earlier. The difference is that these products are made by their beneficiaries and there is an element of ‘giving back’ to society. If you spend some time on their catalogue, you will realise that there are some small mini gifts that would serve as a great door gift or kind gesture. These are only from $18. They do not believe in curating ordinary looking bouquets but it is worthwhile to drop them a message should you have a customised order. Apart from products that are tangible, they do offer workshops that can be used as a corporate team building event, or even as a company cohesion. A great idea would be to engage them to host workshops at nursing homes or old folks homes. It would be a great experience for the employees of the engaging company given that welfare is what Bloomback is all about! Placing Orders Orders can be placed online on their website. Placing an order is very guided and easy to do. Simply select a collection, then a product, and add it to cart. Then, fill in your recipients details and your payment details. It is worth noting that at check out, they do suggest a lot of cool add-ons that could sweeten your gift. Their add ons are less common as what you would find in an online florist. One has the opportunity to choose from a wide range of products ranging from motivational cards to mugs. Delivery Delivery is free for orders above $150. This is rather easy to hit as their top sellers are all around that amount. Otherwise, should your total order with Bloomback be below $150, delivery charge is $10 per order. You may opt for same day delivery should your order be placed on their website before 2 pm. You may choose some delivery slots at check out but there may not be slot deliveries for peak seasons. Also, same day delivery does not apply to fresh flowers at all. Payment options The prices shown in the product catalogue are net. The only possible add on would be the delivery charge. They accept all credit cards as do all e-commerce websites.