Close this search box.

Internet flower orders set for fast growth ahead of Valentine’s Day

This is an archived article - we have removed images and other assets but have left the text unchanged for your reference

Delivery company Yodel says it expects to deliver twice as many flowers as usual in the run up to Valentine’s day, with the surge driven by orders placed over the internet.

The company predicts a record proportion of Valentine’s flowers will be ordered through the internet this year. It is itself preparing to deliver more than 75,000 bouquets for clients including independent internet flower delivery service It also expects to deliver nearly 50% more boxes of chocolates than in a normal week.

Yodel CEO, Jonathan Smith said: “The difficult economic times don’t seem to be dampening our romantic nature. Many of our clients expect to ship more flowers and chocolates than ever this year, and our drivers will be playing Cupid to thousands of Valentines.”

Peter Ahl, Founder and CEO of, said: “Love isn’t entirely blind. Even the most smitten Valentine can see that ordering bouquets through the internet saves them both money and time.”

Read More

Register for Newsletter

Group 4 Copy 3Created with Sketch.

Receive 3 newsletters per week

Group 3Created with Sketch.

Gain access to all Top500 research

Group 4Created with Sketch.

Personalise your experience on