Flowers have long been a way to send thanks, apologies, congratulations, get-well wishes and I-miss-you's. They make great gifts and stunning decorations. Flower delivery services allow you to enjoy fresh flowers all year long. Arrangements change with the seasons but stay fresh and beautiful no matter the temperature or weather outside.

Now, as many flower deliveries are scheduled online as they are in stores or over the phone. Numerous websites allow consumers to search their inventories and put together flower arrangements from anywhere in the world.

Top 10 Best Rated Flower Delivery

BloomNation connects local florists and consumers. Customers can order bouquets online, which are then arranged and delivered by a local florist. They serve approximately 3,000 cities. The company was started in 2011.
Blooms Today offers special packages for birthdays and holidays. They are one of the few flower delivery companies to offer a money-back guarantee on same-day deliveries and a refund if a recipient doesn't like the flowers.
The Bouqs Co. sells flowers that are grown by environmentally-conscious farmers. Artisan florists arrange the bouquets, and recipients receive arranged flowers in a shipping box. Displayed prices include shipping and fees.
Ava's Flowers opened a brick-and-mortar florist's shop 30 years ago. Today, customers can buy flowers online, by phone or from the shop, and can get custom bouquets, unusual flowers and quick turnaround after placing an order.
FTD has been offering flowers and gifts for over 100 years. They are available 24/7 for ordering and delivery through an online portal and deliver flowers all over the world, including in Asia, Australia and Europe.
From You Flowers' partners have over 35 years of experience with floral design. They work with over 20,000 florists around the world to ensure timely delivery of flower orders across the U.S. and all over the world.
Teleflora has been delivering flowers for almost 80 years and has now gone online in addition to selling flowers in person. They partner with florists in the U.S., Canada and Europe to get flowers to customers worldwide.
ProFlowers picks flowers the same day consumers order them so that they always get a fresh bouquet. They offer worldwide service, picking flowers from local fields in various countries, and deliver flowers door-to-door.
Flower Delivery Express delivers custom flower bouquets to 80 different countries throughout the world. They are available 24 hours a day and offers door-to-door international and national deliveries with quick turnaround times.
JustFlowers puts together gift baskets and flower bouquets for nationwide delivery. They operate out of an L.A. headquarters, but deliver flowers throughout the United States, offering door-to door service and custom bouquets.

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What features matter most?

Fresh flowers

Freshness plays an important role in how long bouquets last and how they look when they arrive.

  • Locally sourced: Locally-sourced blooms tend to be fresher, smell sweeter and last longer, since they haven't spent days or weeks being shipped for thousands of miles while soaked in chemicals.
  • Greenhouse flowers: While they may last the longest, greenhouse flowers often fall a distant second in aroma.
  • In-season blooms: Out-of-season usually means plants are shipped in for the florist, which also means fewer fresh blooms.

Delivery options

Some companies need a considerable lead time for floral delivery while others can get bouquets delivered within hours.

  • Same-day delivery: Order in the afternoon and watch your gift arrive that evening with same-day delivery service.
  • International delivery: If you have loved ones or business associates overseas, you need a service that will still deliver a stunning arrangement.
  • Refrigerator service: Since so many flower delivery companies also offer food items, it is important to make sure your shipment has proper refrigeration.

Price points

Buying a dozen roses at a local grocery store or in a convenience store might be a bit cheaper, so be sure to check out the prices.

  • Holiday discounts: Many florists offer deep discounts on holiday-inspired arrangements.
  • Delivery included: In some cases, the delivery charge is included in the price, making it a bargain.
  • Add-ons available: In addition to the flowers, you can also send a range of other gifts and ensure the arrangement comes in its own vase or with a pot.

Personalization

Some florists also offer personalized gifts like engraving or embroidering.

  • Name your teddy bear: Get-well gifts often include a teddy bear, and you can make it a bit more special by having the recipient's name embroidered on the front.
  • Send a personalized picture: Picture frames are another personalization option, with many including engraving services for a small additional fee.
  • Add to the lead time: When personalizing, be aware that same-day delivery will probably not be an option.

Flower variety

Everyone has a favorite flower or two, so be sure to look at all the options when shopping for an arrangement.

  • Custom bouquets: Some florists let you create a customized bouquet using only the flowers you specify.
  • Exotic blooms: Everybody carries roses, but a specific type of lily might not be in stock unless you order well in advance.
  • Flowering plants: You might not want to order cut flowers at all. Instead, you might prefer to buy something that will last, like a potted plant.

Bulk ordering

Businesses often need many more bouquets than individuals. A florist who offers bulk pricing and can fill multiple orders is a better partner for a business.

  • Multi-order discounts: If a business orders several bouquets, it may request a discount based on volume.
  • Priority shipping: For a large order, same-day shipping might not be available, but it should be a priority to get that order out as soon as possible.
  • Repeat business discounts: When customers come back again and again, they may be looking for a discount on their future orders.

What are different types of flower delivery companies?

Special occasion

To celebrate a promotion, anniversary, graduation or other special occasion, many people order flowers. These arrangements tend to be fairly lavish, and they should have a celebratory feel.

Sympathy

Sending flowers to a funeral home is one way to express your sympathy and grief. Decorating the casket is a time-honored tradition. These arrangements are typically a bit more muted in color.

Holiday

Decorating the home and garden in preparation for the holidays often comes with a flower order. Floral centerpieces are a lovely addition to a table, with seasonal blooms and themes to commemorate the holiday.

Gift

As a gift or to accompany a gift, flowers can't be beat. They can set off almost any gift and be a perfect way to say, "I love you."

Who's it for?

Suitors

Sending flowers is a time-honored way to court a woman, and many men still send flowers before or after a first date. Flowers can make a statement about how enjoyable an evening was or show enthusiasm for an evening yet to come.

Husbands

Many women enjoy getting flowers on holidays like Mother's Day, anniversaries and birthdays. Husbands routinely include a bouquet with their gift to add to the event, though they might be looking last minute, so fast delivery is key.

Modern women

Flowers are not just for ladies anymore. Men also enjoy receiving a token from ladies. The modern woman might choose to flip tradition on its head and send a bouquet to her significant other.

Companies

Companies buy flowers to decorate offices, congratulate employees and express condolences. Many have large accounts and place regular orders. They look for fast turnaround and premium blooms.

Company reviews

  • 1-800-Flowers.com

    Since starting operations in 1976, 1-800-Flowers has put customer satisfaction at the top of its core values. To this company, flowers send a message. Each flower says something different, and the bouquets are an entire conversation.

    • Best for Suitors, husbands, modern women and companies.
  • JustFlowers.com

    More than 16 years of experience in the business shows in its dedication to customer service and 7-day exchange policy. It is a leading floral delivery company in North America.

    • Best for Suitors, husbands, modern women and companies.
  • ProFlowers

    As part of a family of brands in the floral industry, ProFlowers has a lot to live up to. It makes a commitment to fresh blooms right from the field.

    • Best for Suitors, husbands, modern women and companies.
  • Blooms Today

    Blooms Today serves customers in every state, with quality bouquets and custom arrangements.

    • Best for Suitors, husbands, modern women and companies.
  • ftd.com

    Incorporating a wealth of luxury gift items to go along with its farm-fresh flower bouquets, FTD.com has become an industry leader in the floral market.

    • Best for Suitors, husbands, modern women and companies.
  • fromyouflowers.com

    Owned by operators with more than 35 years of experience in the floral industry, it is no surprise that it also has one of the largest networks of local florists. It works with more than 20,000 florists worldwide to provide the freshest blooms on demand.

    • Best for Suitors, husbands, modern women and companies.
  • Teleflora

    With more than 78 years of experience in the floral industry, Teleflora has gained a reputation as one of the top providers in the business.

    • Best for Suitors, husbands and modern women.
  • FlowerDeliveryExpress.com

    Flower Delivery Express is an international clearinghouse that uses local florists to fill orders worldwide. Flower Delivery Express prioritizes customer service.

    • Best for Suitors, husbands, modern women and companies.
  • Amy Florist

    Family-owned and operated, Amy Florist is dedicated to customer service and providing the little extras that leave customers with a smile.

    • Best for Suitors, husbands and modern women.
  • Avas Flowers

    As an affiliated partner with FTD Florist, Teleflora, 800Flowers and others, Avas Flowers is an industry leader in providing fresh and fun floral arrangements.

    • Best for Suitors, husbands, modern women and companies.
  • flowerpetal.com

    FlowerPetal.com is an online florist business that offers fresh flowers, gift baskets and floral centerpieces for all occasions, and it delivers them throughout the United States. Offering a secure process for ordering flowers through its website, FlowerPetal.com provides same-day delivery for most of its arrangements. This online florist can make it easier to present personalized and visually appealing gifts.

    • Best for Busy professionals, online shoppers, suitors, husbands, modern women and companies.

Bouquets deconstructed

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ProFlowers

Retail Price:

$68.96

Wholesale Margin:

59.45%

Awarded "Most Romantic" among the five bouquets we ordered, the ProFlowers "Deluxe All the Frills" bouquet definitely sends a message of love, beauty, friendship and devotion. The bouquet we received was not as artfully arranged as the example on the retailer's website, but with the right vase and a quick rearrangement, this would be a good choice to your romantic interest, spouse or partner. Some of the blooms may not be fully opened upon arrival, but over the course of a few days they should open nicely and give a fuller, more luscious appearance. However, you might think twice about sending this bouquet to your mother. Lime green Spider Mums traditionally mean, "Elope with me," and that's probably not the message you want to send.
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Alstroemaria lily

Alstroemaria lily
Flower name

Pink alstroemeria

Genus/Family

Alstroemeria

Species

Alstroemeriaceae

Scent

Unscented

Avg wholesale price

$0.85

Avg retail price

$2.00

Interesting fact

Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity: one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil.

Meaning

Symbolizes friendship and devotion

Spider mum

Spider mum
Flower name

Anastasia mums

Genus/Family

Chrysanthemum

Species

Disbud

Scent

Strong and earthy

Avg wholesale price

$0.95

Avg retail price

$2.25

Interesting fact

Spider Mums can grow as large as one to four feet in height.

Meaning

Traditionally, the gift of Spider Mums means, “Elope with me.”

Pink rose

Pink rose
Flower name

Pink rose

Genus/Family

Rosa

Species

Rosaceae

Scent

Damask, nasturtium, orris, violets, apple, clove, and lemon; less common odors include honeysuckle, moss, hyacinth, honey, wine, marigold, peppers, parsley, and fruits such as raspberry

Avg wholesale price

$1.78

Avg retail price

$4.50

Interesting fact

A rose fossil, once discovered in Colorado, was dated to be 35 million years old.

Meaning

Symbolizes love and beauty

Butcher's broom

Butcher's broom
Flower name

Israeli ruscus

Genus/Family

Ruscus

Species

Aculeatus

Scent

Unscented

Avg wholesale price

$0.71

Avg retail price

$1.25

Interesting fact

Ruscus has separate male and female plants. The male flowers appear in the middle of the cladopylls and the female flowers develop into red berries.

Meaning

Filler for bouquets

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1-800-Flowers.com

Retail Price:

$74.98

Wholesale Margin:

51.60%

The Floral Embrace bouquet from 1800Flowers did not disappoint. The arrangement was delivered by a local florist and was full of colorful blooms with minimal filler. In fact, if we had purchased each stem from the local grocery store and arranged the flowers ourselves, we would have spent an extra $20 on the bouquet - without the delivery and professional arrangement. As for the true "meaning" of the bouquet? This one represents passion, friendship, rest, lovliness, grace, patience, purity and innocence making it a safe choice for a non-romantic recipient.
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Sunflower

Sunflower
Flower name

Sunflower

Genus/Family

Helianthus

Species

Asteraceae

Scent

Unscented

Avg wholesale price

$1.80

Avg retail price

$4.50

Interesting fact

Sunflowers can grow 8 to 12 feet tall, in rich soil, within six months.

Meaning

Bright, bountiful and always seeking out light

Larkspur

Larkspur
Flower name

Delphinium

Genus/Family

Consolida

Species

Delphinium

Scent

Unscented

Avg wholesale price

$1.40

Avg retail price

$3.50

Interesting fact

The Larkspur plant is toxic.

Meaning

Symbolizes an open heart and ardent attachment; conveys a feeling of lightness and levity

Hydrangea

Hydrangea
Flower name

Hydrangea

Genus/Family

Hydrangeaceae

Species

Hydrangeas

Scent

Sweet, floral smell

Avg wholesale price

$4.25

Avg retail price

$11.00

Interesting fact

It is possible to change the flowers' colors - but not instantly.

Meaning

Symbolizes grace and beauty

Pink rose

Pink rose
Flower name

Pink rose

Genus/Family

Rosa

Species

Rosaceae

Scent

Damask, nasturtium, orris, violets, apple, clove, and lemon; less common odors include honeysuckle, moss, hyacinth, honey, wine, marigold, peppers, parsley, and fruits such as raspberry

Avg wholesale price

$1.78

Avg retail price

$4.50

Interesting fact

The fossil is not only in the form of animal. It was discovered in Colorado that a rose fossil was in the age of 35 million years.

Meaning

Symbol of love and beauty

Asiatic lily

Asiatic lily
Flower name

Asiatic lily

Genus/Family

Liliaceae

Species

Derived from hybrids between species in Lilium section Sinomartagon

Scent

Spicy or fresh and sweet

Avg wholesale price

$1.57

Avg retail price

$5.00

Interesting fact

Lilies are toxic to cats, if ingested

Meaning

Orange lilies represent passion

Button pom

Button pom
Flower name

Cushion poms

Genus/Family

Dendranthema

Species

Spray chrysanthemum

Scent

Faint, sweet and floral scent

Avg wholesale price

$0.59

Avg retail price

$1.50

Interesting fact

Chrysanthemum leaves, flowers and roots have been used for medicinal purposes, wine making and culinary flavoring.

Meaning

Friendship, rest, lovliness, abundance and wealth

Daisy

Daisy
Flower name

Lavender daisy

Genus/Family

Bellis

Species

Perennis

Scent

Fresh or "green"

Avg wholesale price

$0.67

Avg retail price

$1.75

Interesting fact

Daisy leaves are edible, high in Vitamin C and can make a tasty addition to salads.

Meaning

Purity, innocence, loyal love, beauty, patience and simplicity

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Blooms Today

Retail Price:

$70.97

Wholesale Margin:

76.74%

The Vibrant Garden bouquet from BloomsToday did not disappoint in terms of matching the picture on the retailer's website. Flowers in this bouquet symbolize a variety of emotions including passion, friendship, beauty, patience, courage and admiration - making this a safe choice for sending to a friend or loved one on any occasion. You will spend more money ordering the bouquet from BloomsToday than you would buying each stem from your local florist or grocery store and arranging it yourself, but overall the bouquet was well-put-together and delivered on time without issues.
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Rose

Rose
Flower name

Rose

Genus/Family

Rosa

Species

Rosaceae

Scent

Myrrh, fruity, musk: other fragrances can become evident over time.

Avg wholesale price

$0.82

Avg retail price

$4.00

Interesting fact

George Washington was the first rose breeder in the U.S.

Meaning

Long a symbol of love and passion, the ancient Greeks and Romans associated roses with Aphrodite and Venus, goddesses of love. They also represent confidentiality.

Button pom

Button pom
Flower name

Cushion poms

Genus/Family

Dendranthema

Species

Spray chrysanthemum

Scent

Faint, sweet floral scent

Avg wholesale price

$0.59

Avg retail price

$1.50

Interesting fact

Chrysanthemum leaves, flowers and roots have been used for medicinal purposes, wine making and culinary flavoring.

Meaning

Friendship, rest, lovliness, abundance and wealth

Daisy

Daisy
Flower name

Daisy poms

Genus/Family

Asteraceae

Species

Daisy chrysanthemum

Scent

Fresh or "green" scent

Avg wholesale price

$0.67

Avg retail price

$1.75

Interesting fact

Daisy leaves are edible, high in Vitamin C and can make a tasty addition to salads.

Meaning

Purity, innocence, loyal love, beauty, patience and simplicity

Iris

Iris
Flower name

Iris

Genus/Family

Iridaceae

Species

Germanica

Scent

Slight, sweet fragrance

Avg wholesale price

$0.91

Avg retail price

$2.50

Interesting fact

The Iris has three upright petals called “the standards." Its three outer petal-like sepals are called “the falls,” because they droop down and away from the rest of the flower.

Meaning

Faith, hope, wisdom, courage, and admiration

Butcher's Broom

Butcher's Broom
Flower name

Israeli Ruscus

Genus/Family

Ruscaceae

Species

Ruscus

Scent

None

Avg wholesale price

$0.71

Avg retail price

$1.25

Interesting fact

Ruscus has separate male and female plants. The male flowers appear in the middle of the cladopylls and the female flowers develop into red berries.

Meaning

Filler for bouquets

Lily

Lily
Flower name

Orange asiatic lily

Genus/Family

Lilium

Species

Derived from hybrids between species in Lilium section Sinomartagon

Scent

Spicy or fresh and sweet

Avg wholesale price

$1.57

Avg retail price

$5.00

Interesting fact

Some varieties of Lilies can be toxic to cats, if ingested.

Meaning

Orange lilies represent passion.

Mini carnations

Mini carnations
Flower name

Mini carnations

Genus/Family

Dianthus

Species

Dianthus caryophyllus

Scent

Distinctive, slightly spicy smell

Avg wholesale price

$0.40

Avg retail price

$1.00

Interesting fact

Carnations have been cultivated for 2,000 years, making them among the world's oldest cultivated flowers.

Meaning

Beginning with the belief they first appeared from the Virgin Mary's tears - pink carnations are the symbol of a mother's undying love.

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ftd.com

Retail Price:

$71.98

Wholesale Margin:

82.73%

Flowers in The Light of My Life™ Bouquet by FTD® symbolize love, friendship, devotion and optimism. This arrangement is a good choice if you're looking for a bouquet to brighten someone's day. This combination of blooms creates a spicy, fresh and sweet aroma. However, if the recipeint is a cat owner, you may want to choose a different option; lilies are toxic to cats, if ingested. Overall, the margin on this bouquet was slightly higher than other retailers, but FTD has a wide range of price levels to fit any budget, and it arrived on time.
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Mini Carnation

Mini Carnation
Flower name

Carnation

Genus/Family

Caryophyllaceae

Species

Dianthus caryophyllus

Scent

Spicy, fresh, sweet

Avg wholesale price

$0.49

Avg retail price

$2.00

Interesting fact

Carnations were first used by Greeks and Romans in garlands.

Meaning

Love, fascination and distinction

Asiatic Lily

Asiatic Lily
Flower name

Asiatic lily

Genus/Family

Liliaceae

Species

Asiatic hybrid

Scent

Spicy, fresh, sweet

Avg wholesale price

$1.57

Avg retail price

$5.00

Interesting fact

Lilies are toxic to cats, if ingested.

Meaning

Orange lilies represent passion.

Mums or chrysanths

Mums or chrysanths
Flower name

Chrysanthemums

Genus/Family

Chrysanthemum

Species

Dendranthema

Scent

Fresh and uplifting

Avg wholesale price

$0.65

Avg retail price

$1.50

Interesting fact

Chrysanthemums originated in China and were brought by Buddhist monks to Japan in AD 400.

Meaning

Symbolizes optimism

Alstroemaria lily

Alstroemaria lily
Flower name

Pink alstroemeria

Genus/Family

Alstroemeria

Species

Alstroemeriaceae

Scent

Unscented

Avg wholesale price

$0.85

Avg retail price

$2.00

Interesting fact

Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity: one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil.

Meaning

Symbolizes friendship and devotion

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Sold By:

JustFlowers.com

Retail Price:

$69.23

Wholesale Margin:

73.05%

The Bright and Beautiful Bouquet from JustFlowers didn't exactly match the picture on the retailer's website, however, we were not disappointed with this bouquet. The margin on this bouquet was not particularly high, so we felt like we got a good deal for what we paid. Although some substitutions were made in the arrangement, the flowers we received still symbolized an open heart, a feeling of lightness, innocence, patience and remembrance.
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Statice

Statice
Flower name

Statice

Genus/Family

Limonium

Species

Plumbaginaceae

Scent

Unscented

Avg wholesale price

$0.95

Avg retail price

$2.00

Interesting fact

Statice is one of the most widely-used dried flowers.

Meaning

This wildflower-like plant symbolizes remembrance.

Pink Asiatic Lily

Pink Asiatic Lily
Flower name

Asiatic Lily

Genus/Family

Lilium

Species

Derived from hybrids between species in Lilium section Sinomartagon

Scent

Strong and spicy

Avg wholesale price

$1.57

Avg retail price

$5.00

Interesting fact

Oriental lilies are considered by many to be difficult to grow.

Meaning

Symbolizes wealth and prosperity

Carnation

Carnation
Flower name

Pink carnation

Genus/Family

Dianthus

Species

Caryophyllus

Scent

Distinctive, slightly spicy smell

Avg wholesale price

$0.49

Avg retail price

$2.00

Interesting fact

Carnations have been cultivated for 2,000 years, making them among the world's oldest cultivated flowers.

Meaning

Beginning with the belief they first appeared from the Virgin Mary's tears - pink carnations are the symbol of a mother's undying love.

Larkspur

Larkspur
Flower name

Delphinium

Genus/Family

Consolida

Species

Delphinium

Scent

Unscented

Avg wholesale price

$1.19

Avg retail price

$2.50

Interesting fact

The larkspur plant is toxic.

Meaning

Symbolizes an open heart and ardent attachment; conveys a feeling of lightness and levity

Daisy

Daisy
Flower name

Lavender daisy

Genus/Family

Bellis

Species

Perennis

Scent

Fresh or "green"

Avg wholesale price

$0.65

Avg retail price

$1.50

Interesting fact

Daisy leaves are edible, high in Vitamin C and can make a tasty addition to salads.

Meaning

Symbolizes purity, innocence, loyal love, beauty, patience and simplicity

11 – 13 Best Rated Flower Delivery

1-800-Flowers is one of the best known flower delivery companies. They offer same-day flower delivery and online ordering in addition to a toll-free phone number that allows users to order from anywhere in the U.S.
Amy Florist is a family-owned floral shop that is focused on customer service. They offer same-day delivery, including delivery on Sundays with advance notice, and a brick-and-mortar store in addition to an online store.
FlowerPetal.com provides online access to fresh flowers with same day delivery. Customers can track their floral arrangement or gift basket orders through a free account profile or contact customer service during business hours.