Avas Flowers has been around for over 30 years and is currently headquartered in Mahwah, New Jersey. They are a family owned and operated business that delivers flowers and gift baskets nationwide. They offer arrangements for special occasions and holidays or “just because”. They offer same day delivery and their customer service line is open 24/7.

Rank Chart
Price
Selection
Our Score
#1
$32.98
8.3
#2
$24.99
8.3
#3
$72.98
7.6
#6
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$69.99
108+
7.0

The Good

Each of Avas Flowers’ products give customers the option to rate their purchase. This is very helpful to future customers. Future customers can look at the rating of each product to determine if they still want to go through with an order or floral arrangement.

Avas Flowers contributes and donates to local organizations and nonprofits. They are currently a proud sponsor of many local nonprofits in their area.

They have a “Hot Deals” category that highlights all of their sale or discounted items. Currently, they have discounts on rainbow roses, a few select birthday bouquets, a few gift baskets, their birds of paradise bouquet, a Gerber daisy bouquet, assorted color tulips, and more. They currently have over 60 items on sale.

Their website is business verified. Customers can feel confident that their purchase and personal information will be safe with a trusted company with an active “Trust Guard” approval. They have a 128 Bit SSL Secure Certificate. They have been a member with Trust Guard since 2011.

Their store is open 7 days a week with a customer service line available 24 hours a day.

They have an informative flower wiki that informs and educates customers all about nearly every single flower that exists.

The Bad

Although they claim that they have the lowest prices in the industry throughout their website, their prices, including all the additional fees, are higher than most of their competitors. Their delivery fees are pricey and they have too many additional and hidden fees that quickly add up.

They do not provide customers with a live chat option. If customers need to speak to customer service, they can call in during business hours or send in an email only.

They do not accept returns no matter the circumstances.

The Bottom Line

Avas Flowers is a family owned and operated business that has been around for a long time. They definitely have the experience and the ratings and reviews to prove it. However, most of the reviews we found about their company were poor. Since there were too many unhappy customers, we could not recommend Avas Flowers for your flower delivery needs. We suggest checking out our top recommended companies for better options.

Price

One dozen long stem roses are priced at $69.99.

Guarantee

If you notify them within 7 days of when you received their order, they will send a replacement if you aren’t happy with your flowers. They do not accept returns.

Selection

They offer floral arrangements involving the following flower categories:

  •  Carnations
  • Lilies
  • Calla Lilies
  • Orchids
  • Daisies
  • Sunflowers
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Tulips

Within each category, there is on average about 40 different options. 5 star

Gift Option

Avas Flowers sells 16 different gift baskets. The gift baskets have different assortments from fruit and snacks to meat and cheese.

Delivery

If the customer places their order before 2PM local time, they can accommodate same day delivery. Their delivery fee is $9.99 with a service and handling fee of $13.95. Gift basket items have an extra fee of $18.95. Additional fees apply to Saturday/Sunday orders, rush orders, lead design, custom orders, and special orders.

Support

If a customer wants to talk to support, their customer service line is available 24 hours a day. Their stores are open 7 days a week, between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Customers can also email in their questions or concerns. They do not offer a live chat option. 4 star

 

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    January 16th, 2017 Waterloo, IA

    Flowers were not delivered on day they promised and then they said the flowers died before the next day so they had to deliver a different arrangement. I said I wanted to cancel my order within the 24 hour window but they promised me a $20 refund to my credit card if I would accept the substitute. I should have known better… because no refund was ever issued and when I called and spoke to them about it I had extremely rude service from Dorothy who said she was a supervisor. She told me that John (the supervisor who promised me the refund) issued me store credit and there was nothing they could do about it even though I very specifically asked if it would go on my credit card. She acknowledge he made a mistake but she refused to do anything about it. Stay away from Ava’s flowers. This is the second bad experience I have had – I should have learned the first time.

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    January 14th, 2017 Storrs Mansfield, CT

    I ordered a get well arrangement that I selected from an online site of photos Ava’s had posted. I had the opportunity to see the flowers and I was so embarrassed I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The vase was half filled, despite the fact that I had paid extra for the the larger size, and there were mostly wilted greens plus one huge open almost dead yellow rose and some wilted fallen over mums. I totally understand their site said substitutions were allowed and necessary but they never said dead was also included as a substitute. The quality was beyond horrible had they sent artificial it would have been better. I wrote to them stating my disappointment and sent a photo of the flowers that were sent vs what was selected and they of course refused to do nothing and simply reminded me of their substitution policy. Online they posted the importance of customer satisfaction and the value of this to their business. Never were more false words spoken. I was the fool for not reading all the negative reviews that have been posted about this “florist”. I have to honestly say having read them now, they are all true and I would have saved a lot of embarrassment and money. Please do not use this florist for any reason. Save yourself looking like a cheapskate who paid .99 for flowers.

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    January 12th, 2017 Ballwin, MO

    Ordered balloons on 1/10 and now it is 1/12…still no balloons. Customer service was not listening. Their employee made a mistake and the management was not accountable. Did not get a full refund. I will make sure never to use them again!

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    8

    January 7th, 2017 Laconia, NH

    Received roses for my birthday. The temperature was 22 degrees. I was not home and they were left on my porch for 5 hours. They froze. I called Avas and they sent replacement flowers the next day.
    They really stand behind their quarettee. Great customer service !

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    January 6th, 2017 Auburn, CA

    I placed an order today for a friend. She has been home all day. The flowers were never delivered even though I got an email and text delivery confirmation.

    I called the company to ask. They said no one was home (not possible). I asked if they could send the delivery truck again because they said it was delivered at 3:01. My bill says they will deliver before 7pm. They said everyone already went home for the day and the shop was now closed. Then the person on the phone hung up on me.

    I called back. This time the customer service person yelled at me. I asked to speak to a manger. The manager was even worse. Yelling at me and saying my friend was lying and was not home. I asked if someone could pick up the flowers. He said everyone had already gone home for the day (it was not even 6:00pm yet) I asked for a partical refund….again no. I told them I wanted to cancel my order. He said he could cancel my order but they would keep the flowers and I would only get $20 of the $64 I spent back. Then he also hung up on me.

    I have never had such a terrible experience with a business.

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    January 6th, 2017 Dallas, TX

    I will never use Avas Flowers again! I order a large premium bouquet for $100 and received a small bouquet that I could have picked up at a local grocery store. I sent pictures through their customer service and would at least have hoped for them to send a better bouquet but that . This is what they replied: We regret that you were unhappy with the receipt of your order. After reviewing your beautiful photo, and reviewing the recipe of this particular arrangement all flowers are represented accordingly. Therefore, your order has been approved and meets the Product Description as well as our Substitution Policies. I have attached a copy of Our Substitution Policy for your viewing.

    **Item pictured is a depiction of an arrangement that we will make as similar as possible with the same look and feel**

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    January 6th, 2017 Eudora, KS

    Ordered a bouquet of Gerber Daises for my wife. When flowers were delivered they were dead. I called into Avas Flowers to let them know and ask for a refund. They told me the would just re-deliver, however I explained to them that my wife got dead flowers the experience was already ruined and that I wanted a full refund. After 15 minutes on hold to speak with a supervisor, and 10 minutes of a very frustrating conversation the supervisor (Dania) informed me that they would only do a refund less fees and delivery charges. I told her they chose the delivery method and set the fees and I wanted a full refund, she said it isn’t their policy to do that. When I asked to speak with someone who could issue a full refund and make that decision she informed me she was the supervisor and they would only do a partial refund. NEVER do business with this company. They simply don’t get what it is to stand not only behind the product, but also the client experience. Customer beware!

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    January 5th, 2017

    If I could give them zero stars, I would. I ordered a funeral wreath the same day my grandmother passed away. The funeral was scheduled for Saturday, and I ordered the flowers on Monday. Ava’s Flowers charged me an expedite fee, $9.99. During a customer service call regarding other mistakes with the order, I asked how far in advance flowers need to be ordered to avoid an expedite fee. Ava’s Flowers acknowledged the error and sent a revised invoice. The new invoice amount was actually higher than the original amount billed — after the supposed $9.99 credit. How does that happen? When I called back about the new invoice amount, the customer service person was rude, belligerent, and kept interrupting both my husband and me as we tried to get clarification about the new invoice amount. Keep in mind, this is after multiple calls to correct other mistakes, such as getting the message on the card wrong, and getting the recipient’s name wrong. In addition, Ava’s florist nickled and dimed me for everything possible, such as $3.99 to include a message with the flowers, $4.99 for a bow on the funeral wreath, and a $13.99 service fee (this fee mysteriously appeared on the final invoice, which is why the invoice amount increased, even though I had received a $9.99 credit!

    Save yourself the hassle. Don’t do business with this company! Beware! This corporate conglomerate does not care about your loved ones. Buy local and support local shops and businesses. Ava’s Flowers were not a local shop, even though it claims to be when you do a Google search. If you don’t believe me, try it. No matter what town you search, Ava’s will show up as a “local shop.” Don’t believe it! They take your order, and then subcontract with a local supplier. In fact if you ask, most reputable florists refuse to work with Ava’s to fulfill orders. In the future, I will use Yelp to ensure that I am indeed working with a reputable, local florist with a brick and mortar storefront.

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    January 4th, 2017

    First time using Avas Flowers. Never again.

    Desperately needed these flowers for personal reasons for a close friend. Paid extra to have them delivered before the 1pm time frame the next day. They were never delivered.

    Spent over 2 hours on the phone, waiting on hold for extremely long periods of time. Was promised (despite the fact that the flowers would no longer be relevant and the surprise had been ruined when I had to ask my friend if she had received them) they were promised to be delivered the next day by 3:30pm. They were never delivered.

    I spent a total of 2 more hours on the phone. I e-mail and did not receive a response. I was told on the phone multiple times the designer and driver could not be reached.

    When asked why I wouldn’t be receiving some type of refund, all that could be offered was a store credit (even after asking to speak to a supervisor or manager). Store credit for a place I never wish to work with again.

    I do not have $70 to just waste on flowers, however, I felt it was appropriate due to the circumstances to spend that much. Although I am being told they will be delivered tomorrow, who knows, and at this point, this has been such a disappointment and nightmare, I hope no one turns to Avas flowers for their needs. This has been the biggest let down and I am heartbroken.

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    January 4th, 2017

    Ordered a funeral arrangement, it was not delivered. The funeral has been over a week now and spent several hours on hold today trying to get a refund. At first they said they didn’t have the product and wanted us select a different arrangement, then wanted us to select a fruit basket (for a funeral that happened over a week ago???). Avas Flowers eventually refused to give a full refund and their final excuse was “we have already made the floral arrangement and couldn’t deliver it because the card wasn’t signed”.

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    January 3rd, 2017 Simpsonville, SC

    Ordered funeral arrangement and paid extra for holiday delivery. Flowers did not deliver. Got. Orification 30 minutes after funeral began. They offed to deliver to a home address later or a fruit basket. Neither was appropriate. Embarrassed!!!! My son in law’s mom funeral. Will get a refund but damage done.
    They assured me of delivery 1 hour before service. Made excuse they were to busy to complete order because of holiday. Sad. Poor business practices.

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    January 2nd, 2017 Saint Paul, MN

    The customer service hangs up on you. Since they are a third party they can not garrentee you will get your order. They refuse to cancel the order. They have paid to take their BBB rating of a F off of Google search.

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    1

    December 30th, 2016 Catasauqua, PA

    They sent the totally wrong bouquet as a gift and if we wanted to receive a refund, they said they would have to go to the house and pick the flowers up from the person who received them a week earlier. NEVER USE THEM.

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    December 30th, 2016 Pine Bluff, AR

    I ordered a deluxe blissfully PINK bouquet for same day delivery. The order was not received until the NEXT DAY, in the AFTERNOON! When I found out which florist in my area they sent my order to, I called them. The owner read to me the order Ava’s Flowers sent to him, it stated “DESIGNERS CHOICE for $39.” I paid over $80 for this arrangement and I didn’t even receive what I ordered. The flowers I received were a CHRISTMAS mixture of red, white, and gold flowers…….seriously?! Christmas is over!!! When I requested a refund they told me they were not able to process that because they couldn’t reach the florist who filled the order, that is BS bc I’ve been talking to him and he said no one has tried to reach out to him since he received my order. It’s not his fault since they didn’t even send him the correct order to fill!!!!!! I will NEVER order from this place again, and I wish I had read reviews before wasting my money!!!!!!

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    December 28th, 2016 Tracy, CA

    Was to have been the recipient of 2 dozen red and white carnations with Christmas greenery in a red vase. Ava’s confirmed to the sender that the gift was delivered on Monday,12/20/16. They were not delivered. Ava’s had a replacement deliver sent from a local Modesto florist on Tuesday, 12/21. I received 16 roses with berries.and greenery. The white roses were starting to brown and within 24 hours the rose heads were bent over. The red blooms were partially open when received. At 7:30 pm on Thursday, 12/23 my original Christmas bouquet order arrived. The carnations were bound so tight that the carnations were crushed, The white ones were brown after no water for at least 5 days, There was no greenery of any type and my red vase was purple that clashed horribly with what was left of the red carnations. I give Ava’s credit for trying to make the order good even though the replacement bouquet from their local contact was definitely old stock. Their own quality control is also at issue. Even if the order was received on time, what was received was not what was ordered with both bouquets being a disappointment to receive.

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    December 27th, 2016 Canton, GA

    Results do not equate to the pictured product. Customer service is a joke with automated responses. The arrangement appeared to be a $20 bunch of flowers in a dirty cloudy vase without a ribbon or bow. The arrangement was not semetrical or professional at all!

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    December 26th, 2016 Glenside, PA

    Promised delivery on the Saturday before Christmas. The flowers were purchased by the team for our boss. The sales man promised the delivery would take place on time. He checked with the driver and used the phrase 150% guarentee it would be on time. The order arrived on Monday December 26 at 2pm, over 48 hours later than “guaranteed ”
    Never again. Customer service was no help either, offered me $8 back and 10 credit. Credit to use in your lousy store? No thanks.

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    December 26th, 2016 Amarillo, TX

    I am getting married. I ordered flowers w/ message asking my sister to be my MOH, no message and I paid for it. They wrote her address on the greeting card. The flowers looked awful compared to online. I’m so sad this was taken away from me because of their screw up
    And I paid almost 100 dollars! Never again with this company.

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    December 25th, 2016

    Not a very Merry Christmas !I chose Ava’s as I thought they were local.

    The website said “Coppell, TX Same Day Flower Delivery, Shop & Order Today!’. They are in New Jersey. It also said I had 35 minutes left to order, which I assumed I would be able to get a Christmas delivery. The 35 minutes part is still flashing and it’s Christmas morning.

    I called customer service on the 24th, as the flowers should have been delivered on the 23rd. The answer was ” oh yeah, let me check with that designer ” and then the CSR said ” it will be delivered today ( Christmas Eve). Nothing has been delivered. I spent sixty dollars on an arrangement for Christmas Day and nothing happened.No one called or emailed to say they were not able to deliver.

    It’s sad.

    I do this every year because I can’t be at my sister’s.I am not sure how these people are still in business.

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  20. User Score

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    December 23rd, 2016

    Paid $250.00 for flowers that were dead or dying. Prepared to refund 50% only. False advertising and Terrible customer service.

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