South Africa’s largest flower and gifting service has teamed up with the country’s leading B2B fresh foods wholesaler and distributor, Fruitspot to bring consumers safe and timeous delivery of fresh produce. As of March 23, 2020, consumers can order fruits and vegetables from NetFlorist and get them delivered to select areas in Johannesburg North and Pretoria the next day.

A futuristic approach for delivering products straight to a person’s doorstep in the safest way possible is on the rise as Covid-19 disrupts every industry. Retailers are adjusting shopping hours, prioritising the elderly, immune-compromised, pregnant women and the disabled.

“Our business is built around sameday delivery and we grow by over 1000% over Valentine’s Day. We’re using that ability to scale up to make these necessities available to our customers over this important time,” said Ryan Bacher, Managing Director of NetFlorist. “It was perfect for us because we investigated delivering fresh produce to our customers 3 years ago and our warehouse and vehicles are already cooled to preserve the cold chain of our flowers and gifts,” added Bacher.

With the world practising accelerated hygiene, safety and social distancing, NetFlorist has increased health practices conducive to maintaining the necessary conditions and health measures that will ensure cleanliness when dealing with the delivery of food products as well as all NetFlorist flowers and gifts. “Our teams are sanitising regularly and we’ve already initiated non-contact deliveries. We’ve been delighting our customers with flowers and gifts for 20 years (and will continue to do so), now it’s time to feed them as well,” said Ryan Bacher.

The Presidential Address regarding Covid-19 reminded South Africa that every person living in the country has a role to play in ensuring we flatten the curve. The health of the nation is only achievable by the preventable measures said nation takes. NetFlorist is a proudly South African ecommerce business responding to this call.

Order seasonal fruit and vegetables from NetFlorist and enjoy shopping for your nutritional essentials from the safety of your own home today.

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Pat Mahlangu

Thokozani Pat Mahlangu is the editor of Pat on Brands and the founder and CEO of Lerato Agency. He is internationally certified digital marketing professional and an Mcom Business Management graduate from the University of Johannesburg.

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