With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, you may be in search of websites where you can order flowers that will arrive on or before Valentine’s day. Ordering flowers online can save you the time and hassle of going to a florist in your area, and often, you’ll have a wider variety and selection of options if you order online.
However, there are so many sites where you can order flowers online, so it can be difficult to find the best ones. Today, we’ll tell you about our top 5 recommendations for the best flower delivery services, and tell you what we like about each of them.
What makes a flower delivery service great?
You shouldn’t have to spend an excess amount of time and money to order a bouquet of flowers for Valentine’s Day. For each flower delivery service, we will rate them on their affordability, shipping, and reliability.
How expensive is it to order through this service? We’ll be comparing the cost of 1 dozen roses on each website so you can get an idea of the price point of each service.
How much does shipping cost? Do they offer same-day delivery? Is international shipping available?
What do customers think of the service? Do orders get sent on time? Can you trust the service to deliver (pun intended)?
In our list below, we’ll go over how each service ranks for each of these criteria. Which ones are worth your money? Which is the most convenient? Let’s see how these flower delivery services measure up.
Teleflora is the largest floral service company in the world, with over 15,000 member florists in the U.S. and Canada. On Teleflora’s website, you can choose a bouquet by occasion, flower color, or the type of flowers you’d like to send. Teleflora currently has Valentine’s Day promotions on their site – there are tons of bouquets to choose from! Teleflora also always has a “deal of the day” special on their site where you can choose the price range you’d like to pay, and their florists will design and send a one-of-a-kind bouquet to the specified recipient.
Affordability: A dozen red roses costs $69.95
Shipping: Teleflora offers same-day and next-day delivery on all bouquets sent to U.S. and Canadian addresses, but charges a $15.99 service fee on all orders to U.S. and Canada. Teleflora also offers International delivery.
ProFlowers was started in 1998, and offers flowers, live plants, and other gifts for delivery worldwide. Like Teleflora, you can browse options on ProFlowers by occasion, type of flowers, or view discounted specials. ProFlowers also owns Shari’s Berries, if you’re interested in getting some gourmet chocolate-covered strawberries to go along with your flowers.
Affordability: A dozen red roses costs $39.98
Shipping: ProFlowers offers same-day shipping in the U.S., and offers international delivery through their international site ProFlowers International.
Reliability: ProFlowers has a money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the freshness of your flowers, or if your flowers do not last at least 7 days.
1-800-Flowers is an American floral retailer and distributor that was founded in 1976. Before starting their online store, you could order flowers over the phone using their 24/7 toll-free phone number (one of the first of its kind.) 1-800-Flowers works in partnership with several other online gift retailers, such as Cheryl’s Cookies and The Popcorn Factory, so all at once you can order flowers and other gifts for your loved ones.
Affordability: A dozen red roses costs $44.99
Shipping: 1-800-Flowers offers same-day delivery in the U.S., and also takes orders for international deliveries. Select countries outside the U.S. also qualify for same-day or next-day delivery!
Reliability: 1-800-Flowers has a “100% smile guarantee” on their flowers and gifts, so if you have any issues, they’ll do whatever they can to make it right. They also have 24/7 customer service to help you out if anything goes wrong with your order.
FTD (Florists’ Transworld Delivery) was originally founded in 1910 to help customers send flowers to be delivered the same day using local florists in the FTD network. FTD operates in over 150 countries, and the FTD network includes around 40,000 floral shops worldwide. FTD also has a “deal of the day” every day on their site, which you can access by clicking the Secret Deal button at the top of their homepage. FTD currently has specials for Valentine’s Day – you can order flowers, balloons, stuffed animals, and more.
Affordability: A dozen red roses costs $29.99
Shipping: FTD offers same day delivery in several countries across the globe, and delivers in a timely manner to over 150 countries. If you sign up for their “Gold Membership” for $19.99/year, you can get free same-day shipping and no service fees for an entire year!
Reliability: FTD has a “good as gold” 7-day satisfaction guarantee. If your flowers don’t last at least one week, they will replace your floral arrangement or give you a refund. FTD also has lots of customer service options, including online live chat, so you can get help if you have any questions.
Grower Direct is based in Canada, but delivers flowers in other places as well. You can browse their site for flowers by occasion, by price, or look at gift baskets. They pride themselves on providing their customers with the freshest flowers possible. Grower Direct also has 60 brick-and-mortar shops, so if you live near one, you can go in and see their flowers in person!
Affordability: A dozen red roses costs $79.99
Shipping: Grower Direct offers same-day delivery in the U.S. and Canada, but does not accept international orders on their site, but you can call their customer help number to arrange for international deliveries if you require one.
Reliability: On their website, Grower Direct says “we guarantee your satisfaction,” but they don’t really have details about their guarantee. However, if you have issues with your order, you can contact their customer service agents by calling 1-877-277-4787.
Those are all of the best flower delivery services where you can order flowers to arrive for Valentine’s Day! Our #1 recommendation is FTD.com – they have the best prices, a money-back guarantee, and offer both same-day and international delivery options. A close second is ProFlowers.com – while their prices are a little higher than FTD, they also offer other gifts besides just flowers, and they also offer same-day or international shipping. Teleflora, 1-800-Flowers, and Grower Direct are also great options, but their bouquets tend to be more on the pricey side. Whichever one of these 5 flower delivery services you go for, we hope one of them works for you!
If you’ve used any of these floral services, let us know your thoughts on them in the comment section. If you need to make dinner reservations on Valentine’s Day to go along with your flowers, check out our article on the best sites to make dinner reservations.