I prefer to buy flowers at the florist, however, buying flowers online can be useful when you want to send someone a bouquet of flowers as a gift or even for no reason at all! I have friends who live in other cities as me. Also, if I am unwell or cannot go out but would really like to have flowers and no one was around to get what I want, I would not hestitate to order online. At the florist it is wonderful to see the flowers in real and see what their condition is like, and how they smell and how open their petals already are. Onlines stores just might have more variety, so for large quantities or special orders ordering can be useful, but of course more costly because they have to be delivered.