Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Florist One® API do?

The Florist One® API allows any website or application to display and sell florist-delivered flowers completely on their own.

Orders are 'sent' to us automatically by the Florist One® API and flowers are delivered by a network of over 15,000 local FTD florists. More on how it works. We pay you a commission of 20% on every sale and you do not handle any aspect of order fulfillment or customer service.

What is the cost of using the Florist One® API?

Our API is free. We pay you a commission of 20% of the order when you sell flowers through our API.

How long will it take me to build an application to sell flowers using your API?

The time it takes to build your application will depend on a few factors including the features and funtionality you are trying to build as well as the skill of your developer(s).

If you are trying to build a basic application to sell flowers and have a skilled developer that is famiilar with API's, we estimate it should take 40 hours or less. For a developer that is unfamiliar with API's, 80 hours might be required.

The time required depends on the skill and familiarity of your developer and also what you are trying to build. We have code samples to make things easier and we are here to help.

How can the Florist One® API be used?

Our API can be used in many ways to sell flowers on any website or application. Our API can be used to sell flowers on Facebook, dating websites, funeral home websites, or a charity's website. It can be used by corporations to save on flowers or to let their employess save on flowers. Our API fundamentally changes flower buying.

Can you show me an example of a website using the Florist One® API?

Yes, we used our own API to build a new site for ourselves called The People's Flower Network.

Do you have code samples?

Yes we have code samples in PHP, ASP.NET, Java, ColdFusion. Please contact us if you need code samples in another language.

Who handles Customer Service involved with flower sales?

Florist One® handles every aspect of Customer Service and order fulfillment. You get the orders, we take care of everything else.

Is your program exclusive?

The Florist One® API and the Florist One® Affilaite Program are both non-exclusive. You can use any other affiliate program or API at the same time and there is no obligation to use us.

We believe in letting everyone always pursue their best options and we are very comfortable in know we are an excellent for any company. Did we mention we are the world's first and only API to offer florist-delivered flowers and we also have the highest paying affiliate program in the industry?

What is the difference between the Florist One® API and a white-label site?

The Florist One® API lets you do much more than just a white label florist website.

A white label florist website needs to be a stand-alone website and cannot be integrated into an existing website - the Florist One® API can be used to offer flowers on any existing site. A white label site cannot be integrated into mobile or other applications, the Florist One® API can.

A white label website would come with a certain look, feel, layout and functionality. The Florist One® API can be used to create any type of florist website or flower delivery service and is not tied to any look, feel, layout or functionality.

What is an API?

API is an acronym for Application Programming Interface which is also called a web service. An API is a way for a website or application to communicate with another website.

What technology does your API use?

Our API uses SOAP, and XML based messaging protocol. API calls are made over http which is the foundation of the World Wide Web.

What programming languages can your API be called from?

Any web based programming language that can make http calls can use our API. For example, PHP, ASP.NET, Java, ColdFusion, Ruby on Rails can all use your API. Please also see our code samples.

What countries do you deliver flowers to?

We deliver flowers across the United States and Canada.

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