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1-800-Flowers.com teams with Zipments, offers same-day delivery

Now you can order your Fannie May chocolates online and eat them too!

1-800-Flowers.com is now offering a collection of gourmet products for same-day delivery, thanks to a new partnership with Zipments. The speedy delivery option is available in select areas of Chicago and New York City.

Zipments, the New York-based technology company that offers retailers and consumers a same-day local delivery service, is excited about stepping into the world of confections through the world’s leading florist and gift shop.

And, there are plans to expand the service to additional cities in the future.

“We are proud to be working with one of the most innovative leading gift companies and such an iconic brand,” says Garrick Pohl, ceo and co-founder of Zipments. “There is a growing consumer demand for same-day delivery, and retailers are always looking for more ways to serve their customers.”

The same-day delivery collection includes premium chocolates and confections from Fannie May, popcorn and specialty treats from The Popcorn Factory, cookies and baked goods from Cheryl’s, gift baskets from 1-800-Baskets.com, and edible fruit arrangements from FruitBouquets.com.

While the service is a huge innovation for 1-800-Flowers.com, both companies are making sure the new option is incorporated as seamlessly as possible.

The same-day delivery option will appear during the checkout process on the 1-800-Flowers.com website when orders are placed before 2 p.m. EST. A tracking feature allows shoppers to watch the entire delivery process in real time from pickup to final delivery.

“With their innovative delivery solution integrated into our checkout process, we will be able to offer our customers more of what they want — convenience, speed and immediate retail satisfaction to deliver a smile,” says Jim McCann, ceo and founder of 1-800-Flowers.com.

Zipments is revitalizing the delivery industry through its seamless integration of its open application programming interface (API). Now retailers can easily offer shoppers access to same-day delivery without having to send them to another company’s website. Zipments recently raised $2.25 million to continue its aggressive expansion into key markets.

1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. has been in the business of fresh flowers, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections, candles, balloons and stuffed animals for the past 35 years
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