The online flower delivery industry is huge, accounting for more than $3 billion in sales in 2017. But it doesn’t have a great reputation. It’s easy to find customer horror stories that range from wilted, pitiful bouquets to deliveries that simply never showed up. The best online flower delivery service should be different: It should reliably deliver beautiful blooms anywhere in the continental US. Our quest to find the best took us past company websites straight from the year 2000, through some seriously underwhelming customer service calls, and led — eventually — to a handful of stunning bouquets. Our winner was Florists' Transworld Delivery (FTD), one of only a few companies that managed to meet all our criteria. FTD delivered bouquets of consistent quality across our four test cities, and we had no trouble getting a real, live customer service rep on the phone to address our questions. If this company doesn’t have the flowers that you want, you can also try FlowerPetal, 1-800 Flowers, or The Bouqs Co., but we found their quality less consistent.
Birthday floral arrangements can vary in size, color, vase type, and design. Depending on the message you want to send, you can select from a variety of styles ranging from sophisticated to whimsical. Some of the most popular birthday arrangements feature fresh seasonal flowers in a variety of colors and shades. Decorative designs including flip-flops, birthday cakes, and modern bouquet arrangements are sure to put a smile on their face.
Duryea's Flower Shop, your trusted local florist in Freeport, has exquisite flower arrangements and other floral gifts which are professionally designed and arranged by our expert staff. We can help you find the perfect flowers and deliver them throughout Freeport and the surrounding area. Our network of trusted florists even offer trusted floral delivery nationwide. If you need to send a last minute gift, don’t worry! Duryea's Flower Shop offers same-day flower delivery in Freeport.
We were not prepared for the beautiful arrangement from FlowerPetal. In fact, we were bracing ourselves when we received the order because Flowerpetal’s website is awful. It looks like a 1999 site for popular baby names, and many of the bouquets shown online are missing vital product details, such as how the flowers will arrive and whether they’ll have a vase. Imagine our surprise, then, when a truly beautiful bouquet showed up in Chicago, and equally lovely blossoms arrived in Wisconsin and North Carolina. (In Wisconsin, the order was actually fulfilled by the same company as our Wisconsin FTD order.)
Flower.com. While boasting a less-cluttered website than its twin company, JustFlowers.com, Flower.com still has, to put it bluntly, a crappy website. Blurry pictures, poor product descriptions, and an overall “it’s 2002 and online shopping is a new phenomenon” feeling left a bad taste in our mouths. But, the bouquet itself was perfection and looked just like its (blurry) online picture — at least, in Chicago and North Carolina. But the bouquets received poor scores in both Wisconsin and Seattle. Our Wisconsin tester reported that while her flowers weren’t show-stopping, they looked decent — once they actually arrived. Delivery was delayed — twice — because the florist was out of red roses. At our Seattle location, we were greeted with a bouquet that looked drastically different than the online photo, complete with a different vase, no baby’s breath, and a scant amount of greenery. You win some; you lose some, but at $85.46 for a dozen delivered roses, it’s an expensive gamble.
Shipped in a Gift Box – If you don’t need your flowers same-day, flowers delivered in a gift box is another option that is available. These floral arrangements are sometimes available in bouquet form, or with a vase, and shipped through the mail. Shipping times depend on the day you order and the recipient’s location, but can ship as soon as a couple of days. Flowers shipped in a gift box usually arrive disassembled with assembly instructions included in the box. Many of our plants like succulents and cacti, in addition to blooming plants like rose plants and orchids, are also shipped via mail. Order tracking is available.