TELEFLORA OFFERS FACEBOOK USERS FLOWERS VIA REALGIFTS PARTNERSHIP
LOS ANGELES (May 04, 2010) - Teleflora, the world's leading flower delivery service, today announced a partnership with RealGifts, a technology company that enables users to send real, tangible gifts to their friends via Facebook's gift shop without needing their address. Just in time for Mother's Day, Sunday, May 9, shopping for that perfect gift just became a little easier. Beautiful arrangements of fresh flowers are always a good choice and form a staple in Mother's Day gift-giving traditions.
"We are excited to enter into this new relationship with RealGifts to offer Facebook users the convenience of buying Teleflora bouquets," said Jim Morris, Director Partnership Development at Teleflora. "Teleflora understands the importance of social media. Working with RealGifts offers us the opportunity to market our differentiation of hand-arranged and hand-delivered fresh flowers to an audience we might not reach via conventional methods."
Teleflora lets RealGifts' users choose among 15 bouquets from the company's various product lines including: Mother's Day, everyday, birthday, love and romance, and baby. Additional bouquets will be added to the line-up in the coming months as seasons and holidays change. Purchasing flowers through RealGifts is quick and easy. First-time users input credit or debit-card information or use PayPal to obtain Facebook credits during checkout. Once the purchase is complete, the recipient receives a public notification on his or her wall indicating they are receiving a Teleflora bouquet. If the sender doesn't know the recipien's address, the receiver can privately enter his/her address, which is sent to Teleflora via RealGifts allowing for the ultimate in flexible delivery.
"We are excited to team up with Teleflora to provide professionally arranged bouquets and same-day deliveries for our users," said Dave Sanguinetti, Chief Executive Officer of RealGifts. "Teleflora's fast and convenient delivery complements the real-time feel of gifting flowers on Facebook. It's now possible to send world-class flowers quickly and easily for delivery to your Facebook friends."
To place orders, simply click the red gift box at the top of your Facebook friend's wall and enter the RealGifts shop to pick out your favorite Teleflora bouquet. Within seconds, you can have a fresh premium bouquet on its way to the lucky recipient - not in a box, but hand-delivered and professionally arranged by a friendly local florist for an unmatched gifting experience. The gift shop is also linked with birthday and anniversary reminders on the Facebook home page, making RealGifts the most convenient way to send gifts and celebrate every occasion with friends on Facebook. For those planning to send flowers to mom this Mother's Day, RealGifts is offering users further incentives with the purchase of a Teleflora arrangement.
To place an order for a hand-arranged and hand-delivered floral gift by a local florist anywhere in the country via Facebook and RealGifts, visit http://www.real-gifts.com/teleflora.
Teleflora is the world's leading flower delivery service connecting customers with the nation's best local florists for over 75 years. All Teleflora flower arrangements are artistically arranged and hand-delivered in a keepsake vase using only the freshest flowers available through its member florist network. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Teleflora has over 18,000 member florists throughout the U.S. and Canada, with an additional 20,000 affiliated florists outside North America. Through its extensive member florist network, Web sites including www.teleflora.com and www.findaflorist.com, and its toll-free line 1-800-TELEFLORA, the company offers consumers fast, convenient and high-quality flowers and keepsake products.
RealGifts is a technology company delivering an award-winning social gifting platform that is defining social commerce. RealGifts takes virtual gifting to the next level by coupling a real gift along with a virtual gift, enabling users to send real, tangible gifts to their friends without needing their address. RealGifts partners with top brands to offer gifts ranging from movie tickets to flowers, gift baskets, baked goods, chocolates, novelties and more. RealGifts powers real gifts in the Facebook Gift Shop and is expanding its vendor and distribution partner
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