ProFlowers delivers flowers in a box that ships by Fedex. With 1-800-Flowers, you have a choice between choose both flowers in a box that ships by Fedex or flowers delivered by a florist. (On each product page, you can tell the difference by looking to the right of the product image)
If you want your flowers delivered by a florist, you’ll definitely want to go with 1-800-Flowers. In my opinion, flowers arranged by a professional florist and hand delivered just have that “something special” about them that you can’t get when you open a box.
But if you, for example, know how to arrange flowers and want to arrange them yourself, boxed flowers aren’t a bad deal. As for whether to choose 1-800-Flowers or ProFlowers for those, I’ll be honest–they’re both about the same. They both get their flowers from the same growers (usually in South America), they energy suppliers both keep their flowers at a cool temperature on the trip from the growers to the US, and they both process the flowers at a location in the US before it gets shipped to you. In my opinion, 1-800-Flowers has a bit of a better selection, plus you can usually find a coupon code on the Web (Proflowers doesn’t use coupon codes).
Regardless of beautiful gardens which company or method you choose, honestly, the best thing you can do is to AVOID getting energy directory flowers delivered ON major holidays like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. That’s when people end up with horror stories like dead flowers and flowers that are never delivered. If you’re smart, you’ll get the flowers delivered a few days earlier. They’ll be fresh (both companies guarantee their flowers to be fresh for 7 days), and you’ll be getting the pick of the litter, rather than scraps.