My boyfriend's mom was in the hospital getting a hip replacement. I ordered the flowers the day of the surgery (Tuesday) and requested they be delivered the next day (Wednesday) to avoid any complications in case she was still in surgery when they tried to deliver them. I got a call Tuesday night informing me they had tried to deliver them but she had checked out. So I called the hospital and got her room number and called the flower company back so they could deliver them. I didn't hear anything again after this.
No delivery confirmation or anything. His mom is the kind of person who would at least mention something or say thank you so I began to get a little worried. We had a long weekend off from school so my boyfriend went home on Friday night to visit his mom. She had gotten out of the hospital early but I was informed she never received the flowers. I emailed customer service and asked for an explanation.
A woman called my house and told me they had kept calling the hospital and every time the hospital said she had checked out. I had given them the room number so there was absolutely no need for them to be calling the hospital and I knew she was clearly in the hospital so there was a hugeeee lack of effort on their part. Also, you would think if the hospital actually told me she had checked out they would call me and say something! But no. They had intended to just forget about my order and keep the money.
While on the phone with the lady, I asked if I could just cancel the order altogether as it was now Saturday, she was out of the hospital and their policy was flowers the same day or the next day. Amazingly, right after I said this, the woman and I were disconnected. Don't get me wrong, she had a terrible connection. It was hard to hear her in the first place because everything was fuzzy but she didn't even call me back!!!!
At this point I had no idea what was happening with my order so I waited till Sunday to see if they'd call back. They didn't. Sunday I sent them a follow up email explaining that I'd been disconnected and just wanted to follow up and make sure my order was cancelled. They responded saying they could cancel the order or they would be willing to upgrade the flowers from a medium bouquet to a large one and write a formal apology to my boyfriend's mom explaining what had happened and deliver them to her home on Tuesday.
It was Sunday afternoon and I thought there was no reason they couldn't be delivered on Monday but seeing as Monday was Valentine's day I understood they would be busy. I should have just cancelled my order but instead I sent them an address and asked them to upgrade the bouquet. Monday afternoon my boyfriend told me she'd received the flowers. I was glad that they got them there on Monday, but once again it wasn't what they told me. I asked him to send me a picture so I could make sure they were even the right flowers (my experience had been so bad I half expected they would give her any random flowers).
The picture I received had the right flowers but the bouquet was tiny. I would have hated for her not to have gotten the medium like I'd ordered if that was the large. I asked if he'd gotten the apology from the company like they promised and was surprised to hear that they only got my card. I'm now really embarrasssed because I look terrible since she's out of the hospital and only getting flowers a week later and have concluded that because she didn't receive an apology she didn't get the flower upgrade either.
Florist Express delivered the flowers a week late but had no intention of delivering them at all, never wrote a formal apology and never gave me the promised upgrade. They had terrible customer service, they would say one thing and do another and because the flowers were ordered online, I would have never known. Never Ever Ever Ever order flowers from this company!!
OLD SADYBROOK, CONNECTICUT -- This company is absolutely horrible. I called them on the phone, asked them if the item I wanted was available for delivery that day, and they said yes, so I placed an order on the phone for a bamboo arrangement to congratulate him on an award that he got. I called my boyfriend's work to inform them to watch for it, and they let me know that it never showed up. Then, they tried to deliver it twice on the weekend, despite the fact that I gave them a business name.
Then, they showed up to deliver it on Monday, and they delivered something that was NOT EVEN CLOSE to what I ordered. It was so hideous that I wouldn't have paid $20 for it, let alone 3-4 times that much. They sent some sort of cactus with an ugly green plant, and it was supposed to be bamboo with succulents in a really beautiful arrangement. It was supposed to be a really modern brown rectangular planter, and it was in a really ugly white planter.
The entire thing was a mess. It was delivered by a local flower shop, so I am guessing they passed the order off? Not happy at all. I emailed them and they offered me a 25% off refund, which is NOT OK, because I would have NEVER bought such an ugly awful gift for someone to be delivered late. This is a horrible company.
My 17 year old daughter in Connecticut wanted to surprise me on Sunday (the actual day) with a beautiful, expensive bouquet of flowers that they charged her extra for the Sunday delivery. Here is what actually happened. I received a call Friday night from a man with In Your Dreams Florist and Gifts in Spring, Texas, saying he was trying to deliver a plant to me. He could not find my address (my street is three blocks long). I stood out in the street for one hour looking for him. I finally called him back and he said he gave up.
The next day a plant was left for me. My daughter said it should have been flowers and I should have gotten them on Mother's Day. She was so upset. She called the flower place on Saturday and they said orders got confused and my flowers would be delivered on Sunday. They never came. So, I called the florist in Spring, Texas, and they said that the delivery was done and to leave them alone and that the plant was a "European Bouquet." They were very mean and lied.
I contacted floristexpress.net (888-444-1922) and they apologized and said they would never use that florist again and that my flowers would be re-delivered the following Saturday. Today, the florist in Spring, Texas, called and said they were going to deliver on Friday and I needed to be there to give the plant back.
I called floristexpress.net and they told me that they would find another florist to deliver the flowers and apologized again. Then an hour later floristexpress.net called back and said if I wanted my flowers I had to use that florist and give the plant back on Saturday. Then they said that the plant had better be in perfect condition or they would charge the original credit card for it too. The plant arrived with black on a lot of the leaves so I think they are going to charge for it too.
Both the florist and the internet company have lied repeatedly and at this point I think I am a victim of a great big scam. I received the wrong item, on the wrong day (even though my daughter paid a premium for the Sunday delivery) and was charged for something much more expensive than what I received and now they want to charge me for the plant. They refuse to refund any money. Please help! I was in tears on Mother's Day because they were so rude. Please do not let these companies continue to ruin a person's special day!
DALLAS, TEXAS -- To summarize this review: DO NOT use this company! I had organized a night out for my fiance and her best friend, which included a night in a hotel along with a concert seeing her favorite band. To make it even more special I decided to get flowers delivered to her hotel.
Even though not the cheapest option, I went with FloristsExpress after seeing they showed on their main page "100% on time delivery" and also had a guarantee towards satisfaction or money back (or redelivery.) That along with the fact that they delivered to business address by 5 pm (which was a must for my delivery.) I also requested if possible to have them delivered around 4 pm (would have been perfect but would not matter an hour later).
4 pm came, no delivery, so I assumed they could not do it, happily waiting for the 5 pm delivery. I was on Skype with my fiance at 5 pm, still no delivery, I called the hotel reception to have it confirmed that no flowers were delivered. I sent an email to the company requesting a status update, to which 13 minutes later I received an email stating they had been delivered. Once again I called the hotel to have it confirmed that they were not.
I called the company to advise them of this, and was told that sometimes (even though they should not) florists update it to delivered when the flowers are loading the vehicle, and was told he would investigate and call me back.
Of course no call back and as it approached 6 pm my fiance was saying goodbye as they needed to head out to the concert. At 6 pm just as she was leaving reception had called to state that there was a delivery man there. So my fiance went down and picked them up on the way out.
I contacted the company via email and told them the events that occurred, I received an apology and was told that they would investigate and contact me with the findings. A week later I received an email saying that they had been delivered at 5 pm. Another week later I emailed them explaining the WHOLE situation again, in aim to help them investigate and allow such a headache be avoided in the future with other customers.
They replied saying it was again delivered at 5 pm and the hotel reception must have called them and hour later (even though I told them this was not the case and called the reception 3 times over 2 hours to have it confirmed).
Back and forth emails, full of excuses and justifications.. they are now telling me that a hotel is not a business, but residential and that I ordered the flowers after 3 pm and that 6 pm is the delivery time although they can deliver up to 7 pm with a request for 3 pm.
I contacted them advising them that I never ordered for after 3 pm, and that if they want to class a business as residential they should specify that on their website so others do not get confused. At the end of the day, they messed up, and rather than accepting responsibility they would rather debate it over and over via email, and show no care for their promises or guarantee let alone their customers. I will never use this company again, and would strongly recommend you do not either, as they are all about money and not customer service and make promises that they have no intention standing by.
455 BOSTON POST RD, SUITE 205, OLD SAYBROOK, CONNECTICUT -- On Saturday February 13th, 2010 I went online searching for a late Valentine's Days basket for my honey. I couldn't use the company that I usually order from because it was already too late for a Valentine's Day's delivery. I found Florist Express or From You Flowers, LLC, I searched their website and found the most appealing baskets. I saw one that caught my attention and ordered it, they have different options, like regular basket, deluxe basket, etc....
I went ahead and ordered the deluxe one, which included gourmet crackers, gourmet Gouda cheese, olives, nuts and different kinds of fruits, the total for that basket with shipping $147.97. I also paid $10.00 dollars extra for a small box of chocolates and $5.00 more for a helium balloon. On Valentine's Day I was waiting for my boyfriend's compliment on the beautiful basket, that never came, 'cause the delivery person just left the basket on the porch without even ringing the bell, my boyfriend didn't even know that there was something there for him.
Like around 10:00 PM I called him and asked if he got a delivery from Florist Express, he said no, so I asked him to go check outside and he did. He called me back to tell me that there was something outside but that it wasn't a basket, it was a gift bag filled with all kinds of foreign cheap chocolates, with foreign unrecognizable language. I said to him, "Are you sure honey? I sent you a gourmet picnic basket, there have to an error!" He said "nope, there's a lot of little boxes of chocolate, with a cheap helium and a blue ugly ribbon attached to it." Oh my God! what a disappointment after spending all these money.
I called the company but it was closed until after President's Days. I sent an e-mail to customer service and got an apology reply. They were supposed to replace the chocolates for the right basket. On Tuesday, my boyfriend didn't get any basket, on Wednesday I called back and spoke to someone named **. She said she was going to contact the flower shop to find out what happened to the order. For some reason the called got disconnected and when I called back I couldn't talk to the same person.
The new person that picked up the phone said she didn't know anything about that problem so she put me on hold, and after like 10 minutes came back to the line and told me that she contacted the flower shop but that they close early that day. Oh my God, I wish I was right there in front of one of these people, I felt like slapping them. She said that the flower shop wasn't going to be able to get a replacement basket until Thursday because since it's a small shop in Greenville, South Carolina they didn't have all the stuff for the basket so she had to go to the grocery store and get it, can you believe this **?
I said to the person, "you know what? I would like to get refunded the full $147.97 that I paid." And she said to me, "OK, let me talk to my supervisor," so she put me on hold. When she came back to the phone she said, "my supervisor said it's OK to refund you your money, in 3 days you'll get your money back in your account." I had cancelled my debit card so now I have to wait and see if they're really sending me a check for my money. I can't believe this, first time something like this happens to me. PLEASE PEOPLE, DO NOT BUY FROM FLORIST EXPRESS ONLINE, THEY'RE A RIPOFF.
The problem with Flowers Express was solved satisfactorily, I got a full refund.
OLD SADYBROOK, CONNECTICUT -- I placed an order on 5/1/07 for flowers and candy to be delivered to my Mom for Mother's Day. I requested a Saturday delivery of 5/15/07 (day before Mother's Day). I called my Mom on Mother's Day and when she didn't thank me for her favorite Yellow Tulips I asked if she received flowers. She did not.
I called the "Customer No-Service" department and was told that they did not deliver the flowers because the florist refused the order because my mom was outside of their delivery zone. When asked why I was never notified I was told that they do not notify everyone of every issue during this busy time of year. The "Customer No-Service" rep, named **, acted as though I was asking for an outrageous request to be notified.
The story does not end there. My debit card was charged $61.98 on 5/1/07 - the very same day I placed the order. It was also charged $11.99 on 5/2/07. I had been trying to get the 2nd payment taken off of my card a week before Mother's Day. No one informed me that the flowers would not be delivered and as of today, 5/13/07, I have been unable to get the duplicate payment removed. The reason: Florist Express claims they have no record of duplicate charging me, even though I was able to provide the reference number for both debits. As for the original $61.98 they owe me for not delivering the flowers, I will see that removed in 7 business days.
I have always used FTD and should have continued to. They work very well with local florists and have delivered flowers to my mother (and other rural family members) numerous times with no problems ever. Florist Express / Pro Flowers continuously refuses to transfer me to a supervisor, has never apologized, and has been completely rude to deal with. Every call lasts a minimum of an hour with no resolution. On top of having no flowers for Mother's Day, I am fighting to get my money back. I think they are a scam and a rip-off company.
I will NEVER order from FloristExpress again! I ordered an arrangement for an out-of-state family member who had just undergone a surgery, with a guaranteed delivery and they never received it nor did I receive any e-mail or text message that it wasn't delivered. The only way I found out was through my mother who was with that family member, asked me if I was planning to send something to which I responded that I already had to which she responded that nothing was ever received from me.
To make things worse, when I called to find out what happened, after being on hold for an inordinate amount of time, could only speak to an answering service who said they would make a note of it and couldn't tell me when I would receive a response nor could they tell me when the arrangement was going to be delivered. I eventually told them to cancel the order and ordered directly from FTD which was timely received.
OLD SAYBROOK, CONNECTICUT -- This company is nothing but a disappointment. I placed an order with them to deliver a present to a friend on her birthday. I placed it three weeks before the actual date. Her birthday fell on a Sunday, but their site said it was possible and they even charged me a weekend delivery charge in addition to regular rates! (By the way, their shipping & delivery rates are very high, so don't get fooled by cheap flower baskets, the delivery charge will easily double this price.)
So this is what happened next. On a day IMMEDIATELY BEFORE the delivery date I received an email from them saying that "unfortunately, the delivery on this date is not possible". To say that I was disappointed is to say nothing. I was really mad at them and shocked. So this is how you care about your customers???? I placed an order three weeks ago and now, right before my friend's birthday, you inform me that the delivery is impossible???!!! You can imagine the state I was in. They have spoiled my present as I even cannot find any alternative stuff because her birthday is TOMORROW!!!!
Bottom line: I will never order anything from them again and warn you against trusting them. As you see, they can easily break their promise and fail to deliver your present to your loved ones. This isn't normal business. This can't be called business at all.
INTERNET -- I received flowers from my boyfriend. He emailed Florist Express to get them delivered the same day and paid quite a bit for them. I did receive them that day at work but they were already wilting and drooping. By the second day one was already turning black. On the third day they were all wilted and falling over. He gets me flowers once a month from the grocery store and they always last 1 to 1 1/2 weeks for me. These were already past their expiration when delivered.
When Florist Express was contacted about the inferior product all they offered was a 25% refund. They should have done much more than that, I guess they don't care about the customer and their reputation. Don't use them!!
I ordered flowers for my mother-in-law's birthday. They were supposed to be delivered on her birthday, however they never arrived. I contacted FLORIST EXPRESS that evening and left a message for someone to call/email me back, but again, that never happened.
I called again and the only way to actually speak with someone, was to pretend I was going to place an order! When I asked about status of my order, I was told that my credit card was declined (though this could not have happened, since there was plenty of money to cover the cost of the flowers). Luckily, they had not run the transaction, and my account had not been debited. I should have read reviews of this business before ordering! I would have realized that they are disreputable, and stayed FAR AWAY FROM FLORIST EXPRESS!