Nearly two weeks ago Coin Fire exclusively reported that 1-800-Flowers would be launching the ability to pay with Bitcoin.
Beginning this fall, bitcoin will join familiar payment options, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and PayPal, that are available to the company’s customers across its extensive family of gifting sites, including 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, FannieMay.com, Cheryls.com, ThePopcornFactory.com, 1-800-Baskets.com, FruitBouquets.com, and Stockyards.com.
“As a customer centric company, we are always looking for new ways to engage with our customers and enhance their shopping experience for all of their celebratory occasions,” said Jim McCann, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM CEO and Founder. “Bitcoin, together with our other payment options, offers our customers another highly convenient way to help them deliver smiles to the important people in their lives.”
1-800-FLOWERS.COM has selected leading bitcoin platform Coinbase to process its bitcoin payments. “We are excited to partner with 1-800-FLOWERS.COM,” said Fred Ehrsam, co-founder of Coinbase. “Bitcoin is becoming an increasingly popular method to make ecommerce purchases and we’re glad to be helping 1-800-FLOWERS.COM customers make these purchases in an easy and secure way.”
They are now joining CheapFlowers.com a company that is part of the Teleflora network and operated by Impulse Communications, Inc. in acceptance of Bitcoin on the Internet for flowers and other gifts. Other large floral companies accepting bitcoins include BloomNation and some teleflora agents.