ProFlowers (Confusing) Shipping Costs Explained

logo proflowers topHow much does ProFlowers shipping cost, and how long does it take? If you’ve ever ordered flowers online, you know that shipping fresh flowers is expensive. ProFlowers is no different, and they add even more confusion into the process by not having consistent shipping rates.

ProFlowers.com states, “We calculate the appropriate shipping and service charges based on a number of factors, including time of year, delivery location, desired delivery date, product selection and other factors.”

What does ProFlowers shipping cost? 

Here’s the estimated shipping charges from their site, which is not helpful:

  • Standard Delivery: $7.99 to $39.99 (Really?!)
  • Standard Service Charge: $12.99 to $29.99
  • Care & Handling: $2.99

*ADDITIONAL shipping charges:

  • Saturday Delivery: Extra $4.99 to $19.99
  • Monday Delivery: Extra $4.99 to $9.99
  • Same-Day Shipping: Add $4.99-$9.99
  • Morning Delivery (before 12pm) Add $14.99

Um, So What Does ProFlowers Shipping ACTUALLY Cost? 

What? So, according to the chart, their shipping could cost you anywhere from $10 to about $80 depending on a few variables. The annoying thing is that ProFlowers won’t give you a shipping total until the last page of checkout.

Makes it harder to quit your order after you’ve invested 10 minutes, right? So, I went through the process of placing two orders for flowers to figure out what they would charge me for delivery. Turns out that for most orders, ProFlowers charges about $15 for shipping

Two Sample Orders to Determine Shipping Costs:

These are the typical “average” orders that most people place, for flowers under $70 that are delivered on a weekday, 5 days from today. Here’s what they charged me for shipping:

ORDER #1: A bouquet of roses costing $29.99

proflowers shipping cost

*In this case, shipping cost $12.99 + $2.99 for “care & handling.

So, my shipping total was $15.98


ORDER #2: A bouquet of roses with chocolate strawberries costing $59.99

proflowers shipping fees

In this case the delivery cost was higher, but no “care & handling” fee? Interesting…

So, my shipping total was $14.99


Tips for Lower ProFlowers Shipping Costs

I tried a adding a couple more bouquets to determine shipping, and each time the ProFlowers shipping price ended up being about $15 for a single bouquet.

Based on my confusing experience, here’s my advice:

  • Monday and Saturday delivery costs more: Choose a delivery date of Tuesday through Friday to avoid an extra $9.99 fee
  • Delivery time is from 9am to 8pm, but avoid specifying a morning delivery time before 12pm to avoid an extra $14.99 fee
  • Don’t procrastinate: Avoid same-day delivery (if possible) to avoid an extra $4.99+ fee
  • Don’t send flowers to Alaska or Hawaii, as it’s an extra $19.99 fee! (There are plenty of flowers in Hawaii already)

Tip-Toe Through the Tulips (and Shipping-Fee Landmines) 

flower delivery happy woman

It says, “sorry your husband got hit by a train”

So, how much does shipping really cost? If you avoid all the potential landmines and extra fees above, shipping will cost a total of about $15.

Actually, shipping issues and prices are the reason for most of the bad reviews for ProFlowers, so it’s good that you are doing your homework. If you are sending multiple bouquets, or to more than one address, it will cost more.

ProFlowers Has a “Free Shipping” Page!

There is a sneaky page on proflowers.com with about 2 dozen popular bouquets that all ship free. You can’t use extra coupons towards these items, but you save $15 by not paying for shipping!

ProFlowers Shipping Times

Assume that your flowers will take 5 business days to arrive with standard shipping. You can also pay more for next-day, or same-day shipping. You can read all about their shipping on the “shipping FAQs” section of their website:

Shipping FAQs – ProFlowers.com

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Good luck! Let us know your experience with ProFlowers shipping below: 

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