Full bloom: The industry is expected to recover as a result of renewed demand for industry products

IBISWorld’s Online Flower Shops market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Declining demand led to an increase in price competition, lowering industry profit
  • The elimination of tariffs on flower purchases has decreased industry costs over the past five years
  • Consumers will search for discounted products and increasingly turn to the internet to find deals

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Online Flower Shops industry has been in bloom over the five years to 2016. The industry has experienced steady revenue growth since 2011, aided by the e-commerce market capturing significant market share from brick-and-mortar florists in recent years, as more consumers shop online. Over the past five years, a strong increase in the number of industry operators has significantly increased internal competition. In response, industry players have upped their marketing budgets and increased their focus on superior customer service. Over the five years to 2021, similar trends that affected the industry over the previous five-year period are anticipated the continue contributing to industry growth...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    IBISWorld estimates that the top four players in the industry will generate 68.9% of revenue in 2016. In general florists, even online-based florists, tend to be small in size, serving only their local region or city. Additionally, florists can belong to several networks of online flower shops and have their own online store. This further fragments industry revenue. Industry operators must minimize delivery time and costs while maintaining the freshness of their products to remain competitive.

    Concentration for this industry has risen over the five years to 2016, as the industry's two largest companies have made acquisitions in order to substantially increase their share of the market. For example, FTD Inc. acquired Provide Commerce, a San Diego-based internet retailer of flowers. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Online Flower Shops Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Flower Shops Industry are

  • Membership of joint marketing/distribution operations
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Demand from florists in the Online Flower Shops industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Online Flower Shops Industry?

    This industry retails flowers online, with industry operators receiving orders and payments through respective websites and then using either a network of local florists or growers to fulfill and deliver the order. This industry primarily includes revenue from fresh-cut flowers, floral arrangements and potted plants; internet florist network membership dues; and gift baskets sold online. Revenue from in-person orders is excluded from this report.

    Industry Products
    Arranged cut flowers
    Unarranged cut flowers
    Potted plants
    Giftwear and other
    Floral network services
    Industry Activities
    Retailing cut flowers via online platforms
    Retailing floral arrangements via online platforms
    Retailing plants via online platforms
    Retailing gift ware via online platforms
    Managing networks of florists
    Delivering fresh flowers to consumers

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from florists
  • External competition
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Number of businesses

  • Current Performance
  • Planting roots
  • Cost structure
  • Market share
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Determining demand
  • Competition
  • Industry expansion
  • Table: Online Flower Shops Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Flower Shops Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Florists
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Confectionery Wholesaling
  • E-Commerce & Online Auctions
  • Florists
  • Flower & Nursery Stock Wholesaling
  • Nursery & Garden Stores
  • Plant & Flower Growing

  • Products & Services
  • Arranged cut flowers
  • Potted plants
  • Unarranged cut flowers
  • Giftwear and other
  • Floral network services
  • Chart: Online Flower Shops Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Special occasions and seasonality

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 25-44
  • Consumers aged 45-64
  • Consumers over the age of 65
  • Consumers under age 25
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Flower Shops Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Flower Shops

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Flower Shops Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    1-800-Flowers.com Inc. FTD Companies Inc.
  • Table: 1-800-Flowers.com Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: FTD Companies Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Flower Shops Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Online Flower Shops Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • % services conducted online (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Stores that have a physical presence and location, as opposed to online retailers.
  • E-Commerce
  • The buying and selling of goods and services online.
  • E-Tailer
  • A retailer that primarily sells goods and services via the internet. Many of these companies do not have brick-and-mortar locations.
  • Floral Wire Service
  • A company that takes floral orders from consumers, primarily via internet or phone, and uses local florists to fulfill those orders.
  • Floriculture
  • The cultivation and management of flowers and plants.
  • Search Engine Optimization (Seo)
  • The process of improving the visibility of a website in search engines.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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