How to order flowers online?

There's no shortage of florists in Shanghai, and ordering a bouquet or flower arrangement is surprisingly easy. A lot of shops offer direct delivery, and timings are pretty flexible.

Ordering online also gives you quite a few options and allows you to better compare selections. The process also tends to be more affordable, especially if you are looking for an emergency bouquet. and Meituan are both great options.

Here's how you do it.


A flower shop in Shanghai. [Photo/CFP]

Ordering on

If you know how to order food on, the process is similar.


Search and shop

Type "flower" (鲜花) into the search bar, and you will get 900 results for fresh flowers, complete with previews of their bestsellers. The buttons below the search bar also allow you to refine the search results by sales volume (销量), delivery speed (速度), or filter (筛选) through prices and deals.


Alternatively, you can always search for a specific flower which will allow you to browse arrangements only with this flower of choice.

All done? Hit the check-out button (去结算) on the bottom-right corner. If your recipient doesn't live with you, or you want to send the flowers to someone's office, you'll also need to add a new address.



Choose a delivery time and date, and write your message

Based on experience, flowers tend to arrive up to half an hour earlier than requested.

Since you're getting these flowers delivered, you should probably write a nice message so the recipient knows who's behind the gesture. The button marked "blessing" (祝福语) will give you a 50-character space to write a note or your name – get creative.


A florist will transcribe the message onto a small card – don't put private information you don't want anyone else to see.


Finalize delivery and pay

Near the bottom of the page, you can add other miscellaneous delivery requests under "note" (备注) such as placing it at the door or at the front desk.


Double-check that all the delivery details are correct, go ahead and pay with your preferred method.


And now you wait …

Your part is all done. You can track the delivery process on the app and make sure that the recipient gets the flowers on the day.


A flower shop in Shanghai. [Photo/CFP]

Ordering on Meituan

The process of ordering on Meituan is largely the same as Choose "courier service"(外卖) and search "flower".


Once you've found the bouquet you like, click on the check-out button at the bottom. This will take you to the page where you fill in delivery details and pay.

Pay with your preferred method, and you're all set. Like, you can also easily track the delivery to make sure your recipient has received the flowers.