4 Startups to Help You Send Fresh, Beautiful, and On-Demand Flowers this Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2014

3:26 pm

On-demand delivery for all kinds of products and services is becoming more and more common.  This is particularly good news for the procrastinators among us, especially when it comes to gift giving. Flower delivery is one area where this business model is being perfected.  In keeping with the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here’s a list of on-demand flower delivery services that offer same day delivery around the country.

1. BloomNation is an LA-based company that provides the freedom of ordering directly from the florist without having to go through a middleman.  You’re given a choice of florists and bouquet designs local to your delivery location and you pay local prices without any additional service fees.  Also, they are the only flower service currently accepting bitcoin.

2. UrbanStems is a DC-based on-demand flower delivery service.  They simplify the process by offering one price point ($35 including delivery) and three bouquet options.  You will receive a photo of the exact bouquet that is being delivered to assure quality and freshness.

3. bloompop is a curated online and mobile flower marketplace that lists exclusively 4- and 5-star Yelp-reviewed florists.  Among their goals is connecting local florists with customers and helping build relationships so that the florists can put more of their focus on providing beautiful, quality flowers.  They currently service the DC metro area.

4. The Bouqs is making it easier for you to send a meaningful message via flowers.  They are an LA-based company that focuses on sustainable and eco-friendly flower delivery.  They also offer a concierge service on their website for registered customers.  Through the concierge, you can schedule regular deliveries, receive calendar reminders of special occasions, or send surprise “just because” deliveries at random times.

So, never fear procrastinators, you have options!  Whether you’re a champ at putting things off to the last minute, completely forgot about Valentine’s Day, or didn’t have someone to send flowers to until this morning, don’t be that guy (or girl) buying the half-wilted bouquet from the grocery store when there’s a whole world of fresh, on-demand flowers available.

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Kristin is an aspiring entrepreneur who is enthusiastically navigating her way through the DC startup space. She has an unending passion for learning and is never satisfied with the status quo. During the day she is an ops, biz dev, and marketing maven for Fission Strategy

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