Cheap flower delivery: Does it exist?

Cheap flower delivery: Does it exist?

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Written by Hannah Kingston on May 14, 2021

Cheap flower delivery: Does it exist?

Cheap flower delivery could be one of the greatest pull factors in deciding which flower and plant delivery service you would like to opt for. 

Oftentimes, the price listed on a website will not include the service and/or delivery fees, which can be confusing and a little annoying!

For this reason, we have decided to compile a list of providers that offer cheap flower delivery to help you save time. 

So, where can you find cheap flower delivery?

Here are some of our favourites:

  • 1800 Flowers
  • BloomsyBox
  • Florists.com
  • FTD Top 100 Member Florist
  • Enjoy Flowers
  • Teleflora
  • Monthly Clubs
  • Overnight Flowers
  • Lively Root
  • Plants.com
  • Ode à la Rose

1800 Flowers

  • Starting price of flowers: $50.00 
  • Average cost of shipping: $12.99

1800 Flowers offer relatively cheap flower delivery. Shipping charges range from $5.99-$45.99 spending on your total order amount. 

  • Up to $14.99: $5.99
  • $15.00 to $24.99: $9.99
  • $25.00-$49.99: $10.99
  • $50.00-$74.99: $12.99
  • $75.00-$99.99: $14.99
  • $100.00-$149.99: $19.99
  • $150.00-$249.99: $25.99
  • $250.00-$349.99: $35.99
  • $350.00 and up: $45.99

Flowers from 1800 Flowers start from the $50.00 mark which means that customers can expect to pay $12.99 for standard shipping. Express shipping may cost up to an additional $10 depending on your order and location.

1800 Flowers is very candid about service and shipping charges which is a good sign given that some e-commerce websites can be relatively “shady” about additional fees that truly can add up. 

On the website, 1800 Flowers includes a list of additional surcharges that may be incurred by the courier, based on the date you select and the type of item you order.

  • 3rd Business Day: $5.99
  • 2nd Business Day: $8.99
  • Next Business Day: $10.99
  • Saturday (where available): $15.00

In short: 1800 Flowers offer competitive pricing for cheap flower delivery.

BloomsyBox

  • Starting price of flowers: $39.99 per month 
  • Average cost of shipping: Free

BloomsyBox doesn’t have delivery charges! But there is a big but, you will need to sign up to their subscription service to not have delivery charges. 

In saying that BloomsyBox is top of the pops when it comes to flower subscriptions. 

Read: Flower subscriptions you need to know about 

In short: delivery fees are included in your box of flowers but it does mean that there is a level of commitment as you will need to sign up to a plan to avail of free shipping. 

Florists.com

  • Starting price of flowers: $50.00 
  • Average cost of shipping: $14.99

Florists.com determines shipping and service delivery charges based on a number of factors like weight, peak demand, and location. 

Generally, Florists.com charge a flat rate $14.99 shipping and handling fee. Based on where you live they may also add taxes to orders. Peak charges for Valentine’s day, Mother’s day and Christmas may be different.

In short: The flower delivery charges will depend on a number of variables. While the average cost is $14.99, this may fluctuate depending on a number of variables.

FTD Top 100 Member Florist

  • Starting price of flowers: $40.00 
  • Average cost of shipping: $18.00 

The average starting price of flowers with Flowers Fast is $40.00 but the shipping cost is relatively expensive at $18.00.

A lot of flower and plant providers will determine delivery and shipping costs through weight and the distance that the flowers and plants need to cover. 

Flowers Fast have an easy to understand breakdown of standard shipping, same day, 2-day delivery and Saturday costs. Flowers cost $17.99 or over for standard, same day and Saturday shipping. Plants cost $19.99 for standard and same day shipping. Shipping on a Saturday costs $29.99. Standard shipping for gifts ranges from $11.99-29.99 depending on the day of shipping. 

In short: Flowers Fast is on the more expensive side of flower, plant and gift delivery.

Enjoy Flowers

  • Starting price of flowers: $40.00 
  • Average cost of shipping: Free 

Enjoy Flowers offer free shipping on all orders. Like BloomsyBox, Enjoy Flowers focuses on their subscription services, however they also have a lot to offer when it comes to one-time bouquets and gifts. 

Enjoy Flowers has cleverly cut out the middle man by utilizing a direct-to-consumer model which helps to cut prices while not forfeiting quality. 

In short: Enjoy Flowers is a great option if your flower delivery needs are limited to the United States. It is important to remember that Enjoy Flowers does not ship outside of the U.S.

Teleflora

  • Starting price of flowers: $40.00 
  • Average cost of shipping: $16.99

Teleflora doesn’t make it very easy to track down the shipping costs if you are taking a quick glance through the website! This is because the shipping costs are calculated at checkout. 

However, through some research it looks like the shipping costs range from $10-$20 with the average shipping cost sitting at the $16.99. 

There may also be additional service costs on holidays, however this is not clearly defined. 

In short: While Teleflora aren’t very explicit about shipping and delivery costs. It seems that it sits around the average mark.

Monthly Clubs

  • Starting price of flowers: $40.00 
  • Average cost of shipping: $14.00 (shipping and handling)

Monthly clubs offers a subscription on monthly flower deliveries. Customers can opt to have a professionally designed seasonal bouquet of top quality blooms and plants at a starting price of $14.00. 

In short: Monthly clubs offer a flat rate on shipping and delivery of $14.00, so you won’t have to worry about price fluctuations regardless of which bouquet you receive each month.

Overnight Flowers

  • Starting price of flowers: $50.00
  • Average cost of shipping: Free 

Overnight Flowers provide blooms starting from $50.00 and on their website say that they will never charge for shipping, therefore customers can relax in the knowledge that the flat rate they see quoted on the website is the only fee that they will need to pay on their day of purchase and thereafter. 

In short: Overnight Flowers is a contended in winning the award for “cheap flower delivery” as the bouquets themselves are reasonably priced, and you will never need to pay for shipping.

Lively Root

  • Starting price of flowers and plants: $30.00
  • Average cost of shipping: Free for standard shipping

Lively Root offer a number of different options when it comes to shipping and delivery costs: 

  • Standard: 4-7 business days + fulfillment – FREE
  • Expedited: 2-3 business days + fulfillment – Calculated at Checkout
  • Rush: 1-2 business days + fulfillment – Calculated at Checkout

In short: Lively Root offer free shipping for those who are okay with waiting 4-7 business days. Shipping costs for those who are looking for an expedited or rush option will need to pay a fee, which is calculated at the check-out. The fee will depend on your location and the product you opt for.

Plants.com

  • Starting price of flowers and plants: $30.00
  • Average cost of shipping: Free depending on how much you have spent on your order 

Plants.com offer free shipping on all orders over $75.00, a cost which would amount to approximately one-two plants. 

On orders under $75.00, customers may expect to pay $7.99 for standard shipping, $27.99-$37.99 for overnight shipping, or shipping on a Tuesday or Saturday. 

In short: Orders $75 and over ship for free, orders under $75 have a flat-rate shipping fee of $7.99 and express delivery will incur slightly higher delivery fees.

Ode à la Rose

  • Starting price of flowers and pants: $60
  • Average cost of shipping: $4.99-$24.99 depending on the size of the bouquet

The Ode à la Rose shipping costs depend on the size of the Bouquet and can be calculated at the check-out. 

In short: While the flowers on the Ode à la Rose website may be a little bit more expensive than some of the providers listed above, the shipping costs are fairly reasonable, depending on the size of your bouquet. 


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