How to Order Flowers Online

By Andrew Smith

  • Overview

    There are numerous times, some happy and some sad, when you may need to purchase flowers. If your local florist doesn't have what you are looking for, you may want to consider purchasing flowers online. These companies offer numerous different types of flowers and are able to complete an order for any occasion. Buying flowers online also allows you to browse through a company's entire catalog and build your order to your exact specifications.
    • Step 1

      Visit the FTD homepage (see Resources below). At the top of the page, you will see several different tabs, such as "Occasion," "Flowers" and "Collections." Place your cursor over a tab and a drop box will appear with several different categories. You can also scroll to the very bottom of the screen to shop by category. If you have any problems using the FTD website, call (800) 736-3383.
    • Step 2

      Buy flowers online from Pro Flowers (see Resources below). At the top of the homepage, you will notice several different tabs listed. The tab to the far left will allow you shop for appropriate flower arrangements for the upcoming holiday (such as Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, etc.). The tabs that are there twelve months out of the year include "Birthday," "Occasion," "Flowers" and "Plants." For more information about Pro Flowers, call (800) 580-2913 or email [email protected]

    • Step 3

      Shop on the 1-800-Flowers website (see Resources below). Much like Pro Flowers, the 1-800-Flowers website has category tabs at the very top of the homepage. Place your cursor over a tab and a drop box with several sub-categories will appear. 1-800-Flowers also offers a "Martha Stewart Gift Guide," with both flowers and gifts chosen by Ms. Stewart. Call (800) 356-9377 if you have any questions about ordering from 1-800-Flowers.
    • Step 4

      Order flowers from Flowers Fast (see Resources below). The Flowers Fast homepage also has tabs at the top, such as "Birthday," "Anniversary" and "Sympathy." You can also shop by clicking on one of over 30 different sub-category links on the left side of the Flowers Fast homepage. You can use any major credit card when shopping on Flowers Fast and also pay via Paypal. For help ordering with Flowers Fast, call (866) 389-4729.
    • Skill: Moderately Easy

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