Review of Global Rose
Global Rose - https://globalrose.com/ - is a floral company that offers wholesale flowers, bouquets, and arrangements. They offer special pre-made products for special occasions, such as weddings and holidays and various life events.
Though their contact information is listed as being in Miami, in their ‘about’ description they say that they fly their flowers to Miami, and there are multiple grammar and formatting mistakes in both the website and in responses to reviews posted on third-party websites. Several sources say that they are actually based in Columbia, which in and of itself is not surprising, as many roses and other kinds of flowers are grown there for the climate.
Reviews are very polarized. A quick glance shows good ratings of 4+ stars on five websites, but delving deeper shows a large amount of unsatisfied customers. Most of the complaints are due to shipping issues, which aren’t necessarily the company’s fault, as the products are shipped via FedEx and not the company themselves - and shipping something so fragile, that’s dependent on specific care requirements like temperature, and that has a comparatively short shelf life, is always going to have at least some problems. On The Knot, at least, Global Rose does address both critical comments and praising comments, and their explanations for those who have experienced issues do appear to be reasonable and fair. They also operate on Amazon, which adds a bit of authenticity, and on this platform the majority of reviews are positive. Again, shipping is the main difficulty customers have had, and this is always going to be a tough point for such a large floral company that doesn’t handle this aspect of business themselves. They do their best to prevent complications on their end by not harvesting blooms until absolutely needed for their delivery, attempting to package them as protectively as possible, and making sure that they get their flowers to FedEx facilities on refrigerated trucks; they also have policies to help address things as they arise.
There’s a few threads about whether or not the company is a scam, but I feel that I would be comfortable ordering from them. When ordering from any new company, I wouldn’t necessarily spend hundreds of dollars my first time, but I’d definitely be okay purchasing something and giving them a shot. Global Rose seems like a legitimate company, and they seem to have a passion for flowers.By - Heather Atkin