UrbanStems Brings “Happiness On Demand” to Manhattan with Beautiful Flowers, Delivered In An Hour

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On-demand flower delivery startup UrbanStems expands today to New York, promising to elevate the experience of sending flowers in the City with its premium hand-crafted bouquets, quick and easy ordering process, free on-demand delivery and simple, affordable prices.


Launched only nine months ago in a snowstorm during the week of Valentine’s Day, UrbanStems has delivered thousands of bouquets throughout Washington, DC, and is now expanding to Manhattan.

Born out of its founders’ frustration with the existing options for sending flowers online, UrbanStems delivers a curated selection of hand-crafted bouquets on demand – within an hour or scheduled in advance.

“We believe the experience of sending flowers should be nothing short of delightful for both the recipient and the sender,” said Ajay Kori, co-founder of UrbanStems. “Too often, the traditional options fall short – they’re too expensive, the quality is inconsistent, and let’s not even talk about customer service. With UrbanStems, we offer a beautiful, selection of premium bouquets, and we’ll go above and beyond to make sure that you’re as happy with your experience as your recipient.”

UrbanStems’ exclusive bouquets are curated, hand-arranged and ready to send throughout the city at a moment’s notice via its fleet of bike couriers.
Prices for the arrangements, each of which is wrapped in the company’s signature chartreuse burlap and packaged with a custom hand-written note, range from $35-55 and include on demand delivery with no fees.

Bouquets are available for delivery immediately in Manhattan below 110th Street in one-hour windows from 10am-6pm on weekdays. Customers receive an email photo of the bouquets at their destination when the flowers arrive, a unique touch that gives senders insight into the exact time and actual appearance of their bouquet.

“Expanding to New York gives us the opportunity to continue our mission of sending happiness through beautiful flowers,” said Kori. “It doesn’t matter if you’re running a Fortune 500 company or an intern. We make it easy and hassle-free to make a friend or loved one feel special.”

“In a city where you can get anything whenever you want it, the flower delivery system is woefully outdated,” said Jeff Sheely, UrbanStems co-founder. “Flowers get delayed, lost, or are just plain overpriced throughout Manhattan. UrbanStems is the modern solution to New York’s flower delivery problems – happiness delivered, in just one hour.”

Since launching less than a year ago in Washington, DC, UrbanStems has seen explosive growth, increasing its sales by double digits month over month. It has been featured in The Washington Post, The Washingtonian, Tech Cocktail, Brightest Young Things, Washington Business Journal, and many others.

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