What does FTD Floral Stand for?

Do you often use FTD as your partner for buying and sending bouquets for the special day of your loved ones? Now, you may wonder what the FTD stands for. You often use the service and you know the name well, but you do not know the abbreviation of it.

The Abbreviation Of FTD

FTD stands for Florists’ Transworld Delivery. It is a floral wire service, retailer and also wholesaler which is based in Downers Grove, Illinois, in the United States. In 1910, FTD was founded as Florists’ Telegraph Delivery which aimed to help people send flowers remotely on the same day. In that year, FTD began as a non-profit cooperation with 15 florists who agreed to exchange their out of town orders via telegraph. The original name of it was Florists’ Telegraph Delivery Association. Then, in 1914, they selected the Roman messenger god, Mercury, as their logo. It symbolizes the speed of the FTD service that they have.

FTD stands for florists

FTD became the first flower-by-mail service in the country. They use florists in the FTD network which is near the recipient. All florists who cooperate with FTD are passionate about flowers and the gifts they create for each customer. FTD provides an extensive collection of flowers and floral gifts for any occasion that you are able to choose through its official website. There, you are able to find the traditional flowers and even modern flowers. Are you looking for luxury flowers or stylish flowers for Mother’s Day, Graduation or any other celebration? You are able to find it on the website of FTD. They claim that the fresh flowers from them can last at least 7 days. It means that you are able to enjoy your floral arrangement well beyond its arrival.

Quoted from the official website of FTD that this company has been a leader in the floral industry for more than a century. They are a private equity-backed company with one of the biggest florists networks in the world. They are supported by the iconic Mercury Man logo where it can be found in more than 30,000 floral shops in more than 125 countries. FTD cooperates with local florists to hand-craft floral arrangements. They also provide the same-day delivery.

Wide Variety Options of Arrangements in FTD

If you access the official website of FTD, you are able to see a lot of options of flower arrangements there. At the top of the homepage, there are some menus including Valentine’s Day, Birthday, Sympathy, All Occasions, Flowers, Plants and Gifts. If you put your cursor on each of the menus, there will be a lot of sub menus. From those menus, you are able to choose which flower arrangements which are suitable for you to send based on your intention.

The official website of FTD

Let’s say that you want to send flowers for saying sorry to someone. You are able to put your cursor on the All Occasions menu and then choose I’m Sorry. Then, the system will bring you to the page of flower arrangements which is suitable for saying sorry. When we try to access it, here are some arrangements for saying sorry including the price.

  • Best Day Bouquet : $62 – $105
  • Light of My Life Bouquet : $46.40 – $68 sale
  • Truly Stunning Bouquet : $65.60 – $100 sale
  • Sweet & Pretty Bouquet : $58 – $75
  • Sunlit Meadows Bouquet : $55 – $75
  • Perfect Day Bouquet : $50 – $80
  • Blush Crush Bouquet $65 – $95
  • Sweet Thing Bouquet : $58 – $125
  • The Spathiphyllum Plant : $85
  • Loving Light Dishgarden : $73

If you want to send flowers for Sympathy, you are able to put your cursor on Sympathy and then there will be Sympathy Flowers, Funeral Flowers & Plants and Sympathy Gifts options.

In the Plant menu, you are able to find plants by color such as green plants, pink plants and yellow plants. You can also find plants by season such as winter plants. If you are looking for indoor green plants for being placed inside your house, you are able to access Indoor Green Plants in Plants menu. The indoor green plants that you can find in FTD include Bonsai & Bamboo trees, Money Trees, Peace Lily Plants, Snake Plants, Philodendron plants, Succulents & Air Plants, Desk Plants, Floor Plants, Low Light Plants and many more.

Official website of FTD

Tracking Your Order in FTD

If you order flowers through FTD, you are able to track your order. How to do that? You are able to do that by choosing the Help icon that you are able to find in the top right hand corner of the FTD website. After choosing the Help icon, the next thing that you have to do is to choose Track Your Order. There, you will be directed to enter the number of your order and the last name of your recipient.

What do we have to do if we do not know the order number? If you do not know the order number, you are able to check it in your email inbox from the order confirmation message that the FTD team sent when your order was put. Another way to know the order number is by signing into your account and then access your order history. If then, you need additional help, you are able to contact a member of the FTD team. It is important for you to know that real time tracking is not available for delivering flowers during peak holiday weeks.

What will happen if the weather is severe? Will the order be delivered to the recipient? The delivery partners of FTD will contact the recipient to tell them that their gift is on the way. If the flowers cannot  be left in a safe location due to severe weather conditions, they may reschedule delivery.

If you find that your order was not delivered, you are able to contact the member of FTD team so that they will help you to solve it.


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