Wholesale Flowers and Floral Supplies Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Your Questions About Ordering Wholesale Flowers Online

Browse through our list of most commonly asked questions.

Our huge selection of grower-fresh wholesale flowers, fillers and greens are available for sale to everyone. Florists, restaurants, hotels, caterers, wedding planners, brides, or individuals now can all take advantage of our fantastic selection, low prices and quick delivery of the finest-quality wholesale flowers, including roses, carnations, lilies, hydrangeas, gerberas, greens and even wholesale floral and wedding flower supplies.

No sales tax certificate is required.

All orders must meet a $50 total order value. In addition, orders containing fresh-cut flowers must include at least $50 worth of fresh-cut flowers. "Fresh-cut flowers" do not include flower petals.

We recommend receiving your flowers and supplies two days (2) prior to your event to allow for re-hydration and preparation. For a Saturday event, have your order delivered Thursday. Cut and hydrate your flowers and greens overnight Thursday and arrange on Friday.

Some items must be ordered in advance to allow for special order processing and/or transit time from our suppliers and growers. When you put item(s) into your cart with advanced purchase requirements, your available delivery dates will reflect the earliest date your order can be delivered with those item(s) included.

Your credit card gets charged when you place your order.

Can I change or cancel all or part of my order?

Most changes and cancellations can be made up to two days before requested delivery date. Items with advance purchase requirements cannot be changed or cancelled. Non-perishable product may be delivered before requested delivery date and cannot be changed or cancelled once in transit. Address and contact information can be changed until shipment. There is no additional charge for order changes or cancellations. To request a change to or cancellation of your order, contact Blooms Customer Service.

We use UPS and FedEx for all deliveries and we do not require a signature. Carriers, however, may allow drivers to refuse to leave unattended packages at their discretion. Exposure to heat or cold will damage fresh flowers, and BloomsByTheBox highly recommends that you make arrangements to unbox, trim, and hydrate the flowers immediately upon delivery to prevent wilting, browning and shortened vase life.

Delivery time will vary by carrier, zip code, and other factors. Login to your Blooms account or check your email for tracking numbers the day before delivery for estimated delivery time. We also recommend you Sign up with UPS Mychoice™ or Fedex Delivery Manager to better manage and track your deliveries.

We do not have free samples, but with our low $50 minimum order, you can order minimum quantities of any items you are interested in.

Watch our How-To Videos here, check out the blooms workshop, and feel free to call our on-staff wedding flower designer with any questions.

No, we ship directly out of the wholesale market and do not have a retail center. Our corporate office is in Watchung, NJ.

Current state laws require us to charge New Jersey sales tax (6.625 percent) on all wholesale flower and supply orders shipped to a New Jersey address. If you are reselling the flowers, you can contact customer service with your resale certificate and sales tax will not be collected on your orders.

We are a full service supplier of fresh cut wholesale flowers located in the United States. Many online wholesale flower suppliers are offshore entities or growers in other countries who only know how to ship large quantities of farm direct flowers. Unlike these others, BloomsByTheBox provides full service, a huge selection unparalleled on the Internet, low minimum quantities, and same day shipping.

We buy flowers from the finest growers throughout the world including Central America, South America, Europe, and the United States. Our growers must meet our high standards for quality and consistency and are regarded as the finest in the industry. You can be sure that you are getting the best flowers in the world with every order!

Because we are constantly buying from around the world, we keep our offerings on BloomsByTheBox.com up to date with only products we know we can deliver and at the best prices available each day.

No. We try to be as accurate as possible, but there are often variations during the seasons, between the growers, etc. The images are a very good approximation of the products' shape and color, but some variation can be expected.

The flowers you order from BloomsByTheBox.com come carefully packaged in our own specially designed shipping box. As weather conditions dictate, the flowers will be insulated from the cold or protected from the heat with cooler packs.

Some flowers will have excess foliage which will need to be removed before arranging and some varieties will have blooms that have not opened.

All flowers/greens must be trimmed, have excess foliage and thorns removed, and be re-hydrated immediately upon receipt and before arranging. Failure to do so may result in shortened vase-life, wilting and/or failure of buds to open. Flower saver solution can be used as well to prolong beauty. Many varieties, especially roses, must have the outer "guard petals" removed from each bloom.

For detailed instructions about unpacking and preparing your flowers, visit Blooms DIY Flowers 101 or contact Blooms Customer Service.

Once your wholesale flower and supply order has been processed, you will receive an email acknowledging your order, as well as a receipt for the products purchased.

Sign up with UPS Mychoice™ or Fedex Delivery Manager to better manage your UPS.

Orders can be placed up to 60 days in advance. You will select your desired delivery date during check out. When possible, we recommend that orders for weddings/big events be placed 2-3 weeks in advance of delivery date. This will allow for the most flexibility to fill your order as requested.

Orders placed before 2:00PM (ET) Monday-Friday can be delivered as soon as the next day. Expedited shipping and/or Saturday delivery charges may apply.

Orders placed after 2PM (ET) Friday through Sunday can be delivered as soon as the following Tuesday.

Be sure to time your order to allow 1-2 days for the flowers to come into their prime.

You can find answers to commonly asked questions about freeze-dried petals by clicking here.

Blooms by the Box is always happy to assist you!

Feel free to send us a message or call us at either (908) 791-0487 or (855) BUY-BLOOMS.