FTD Deal of the Week Update

FTD Deal of the Week Update

Recently, I posted some information about FTD featuring some great deals on selected floral gifts from their catalog.

After posting it, I got an email from a reader asking if FTD uses local florists.

The answer is yes, FTD does use local florists to hand deliver most, but not all, of the orders placed on their site.

If the item you want is marked “Florist Delivered Flowers”, it will be delivered by a local florist in the recipient’s delivery area.

Keep in mind that FTD member florists are not required to carry any of the items featured on the FTD website, but many do.

If you place your order directly on the FTD site, they will route your order to a local florist who will fill your order as requested. You will pay a service fee for this.

If you want to contact an FTD florist directly and avoid paying the service fee, here’s where you can go online to find a local FTD florist.

If you do decide to place your order directly with a local FTD florist, I suggest that you do it by phone. Do not order online unless you are certain the florist you select has the item in stock, and is able to deliver as requested.

It may sound a little low-tech, but a phone call is still the best way to order flowers today.

I'm the owner of Greenfield Flower Shop in Milwaukee, with more than 40 years of experience in the floral, wedding, and event business.