Gift Baskets FAQ
Questions and Answers:Whether you want to mark a special occasion or holiday, or simply send goodies to someone special, searching for that perfect gift basket is easier online. From flowers to gourmet foods, Russ teddy bears to Gund teddy bears, the gift basket possibilities are endless. To simplify and streamline your next gift basket purchase, we at InfoFAQ have asked the experts some frequently asked questions about purchasing gift baskets online.
Frequently Asked Questions About Gift Baskets Online
If I order someone a gift basket online, how long will it take for them to receive it?The time until delivery of your gift basket purchased online will vary from site to site, so you need to read and understand their delivery promises. Most companies offer overnight and second day delivery if you need the package to arrive right away.
What types of items are included in gift baskets available online?Most gift baskets contain gourmet foods and sometimes beverages such as wine. Others cater to a special audience and may contain candies and chocolate, candles and body oils and remedies, or other specialty items like Hot Sauces or Pasta and Sauces.
If I order a gift basket online, can I have it delivered anywhere?In most cases, when you order a gift basket online you can have it shipped anywhere you like. But some providers only operate in a local area and make their deliveries by courier, so be sure to read the site for any limitations on delivery.
Will I have to pay sales tax on my gift basket purchase?Usually you only have to pay sales tax on a purchase made over the internet if you are located in the same state as the gift basket company.
How do I pay for my online gift basket purchase?Most companies will accept major credit cards. But some will also accept online checks and PayPal as forms of payment.
What information do I need to provide when ordering a gift basket online?When ordering a gift basket online, you will need to provide your billing address and also the shipping address for the order. Often times a phone number and/or email address is also required. You must also provide payment information like your credit card number, expiration date, etc.
Is it safe to purchase gift baskets online?Today it is not only safer than ever to purchase a gift basket online, but the number of gift basket companies is staggering in variety. The gift basket web sites will use a secure web connection to capture your payment and other confidential information; this keeps you information safe and out of the hands of web hackers. Paying by credit card also gives you protection if your purchase has any problems.
Do gift basket providers guarantee the delivery dates that I request?While most gift basket providers will be able to get your order delivered as promised when promised, they may not guarantee that the desired delivery date and/or time will be met. This is due to uncertainties such as weather, holidays, traffic, slow shipping, etc. Be sure that you understand any limitations on their delivery promises before you order.
What kinds of things go wrong when people have gift baskets sent?An order with incomplete or wrong address information cannot be delivered, so be sure to double check the shipping information. Also, many shippers will not deliver to post office boxes. Another problem is that gift baskets delivered to hospitals often arrive after the patient has been discharged.
Are Kosher gift baskets available online?
Yes Kosher gift baskets are available online. Just look for the companies that carry such items by searching www.google.com for ‘kosher gift baskets’.
Consumer Safety and Information
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