Giving flowers is something that humans have done since time immemorial. We do it to mourn the passing of loved ones, to show sympathy and well-wishes, to express our friendship, and to tell of our love and passion. However, you need a little help to send the right flowers – a flower shop makes all the difference. Of course, there are shops that are worth your time, and those that should be avoided. Which are the best five online flower shops for 2017? Let’s take a look.
Teleflora makes the list for quite a few reasons. One of the most important is the fact that you can order as late as 3 PM, and still have your flowers delivered to your recipient the same day. Note that this only works for specific flower arrangements, and some are not available for same-day shipping, particularly if you have a custom order that requires exotic flowers.
It seems like Amazon is everywhere, and that includes Amazon flower delivery. The online giant can have flowers delivered right to your door (or the door of your chosen recipient) quickly. And, if you are a Prime member, you won’t pay a dime for the delivery fee. With that being said, Amazon’s floral options are not as good as what you’ll find with other flower shops – their prime reason for being on this list is the simple delivery.
Want to send an off-beat flower arrangement? Want to combine flowers with a note that speaks to your recipient? Interested in sending more than just another potted plant? If that sounds like you, then ProFlowers can help. With vase options ranging from felt animals to teacups and everything in between, this is a great choice for those looking for something out of the ordinary.
KaBloom is one of the newer flower shops in the US, and offers some interesting benefits. One of those is their “stay fresh” technology. The company uses patented containers filled with water to keep your flowers fresh and lively during shipping. The result is one of the highest quality bouquets available, whether you’re ordering locally or from across the country. Note that KaBloom does offer nationwide shipping on their floral arrangements, and they are guaranteed to always be shipped fresh.
BloomNation isn’t really a flower shop, per se. Rather, the company works with customers like you to locate florists in their local area. BloomNation currently serves about 3,000 cities, and the company has grown significantly since its founding in 2011. All bouquets and flower arrangements can be ordered online, and are then delivered to your destination by a local florist.
These are just a few of the best flower shops online today – you’ll find a host of others, including those all too familiar names, like 1-800-Flowers, FTD, and the like. When ordering flowers online, note that most companies now charge sales tax, and there may be a delivery fee, as well as a “care and handling” fee.