With Bill Me Later, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM provides more than 10 million customers with a new purchase experience by adding a convenient, secure alternative to credit cards when ordering on the web. Designed specifically for multi-channel retailers, Bill Me Later allows customers to make purchases without the need for cumbersome account numbers or lengthy applications. Bill Me Later customers receive immediate approval at checkout and are billed within 15 days. Bill Me Later allows the flexibility of paying in full at no extra charge or financing the purchase over time by making minimum payments. The company reported that since introducing Bill Me Later shortly before Mother's Day, over 10,000 customers have made purchases using Bill Me Later.
"We are always looking for ways to delight our customers by improving the gift buying experience at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM" said Jim McCann, CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, "We introduced Bill Me Later prior to our busiest selling season because we knew it would give our customers a payment choice they would use and appreciate. And we've already seen great results."
"It is an honor to add 1-800-FLOWERS.COM to our growing network of Bill Me Later merchants" said Gary Marino, CEO of I4 Commerce. "Bill Me Later helps multi-channel retailers realize the full potential of selling over the web and through catalogs by growing sales and reducing the dependency on ever-increasing credit card costs."
For more than 25 years, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has helped millions of customers connect to the people they care about with a broad range of thoughtful gifts, award-winning customer service and its unique technology and fulfillment infrastructure. The Company's product line - including flowers, plants, gourmet foods, candies, gift baskets and other unique gifts - is available to customers around the world via: the Internet (www.1800flowers.com); by calling 1-800-FLOWERS(R) (1-800-356-9377) 24 hours a day; or by visiting one of the Company-operated or franchised stores. The Company's collection of thoughtful gifting brands includes home decor and garden merchandise from Plow & Hearth(R) (phone: 1-800-627-1712 and web: www.plowandhearth.com), premium popcorn and other food gifts from The Popcorn Factory (R)(phone: 1-800-541-2676 and web: www.thepopcornfactory.com), gourmet food products from GreatFood.com (R)(www.greatfood.com), and children's gifts from HearthSong(R) (www.hearthsong.com) and Magic Cabinsm (www.magiccabin.com). The Company's Class A common stock is listed on the NASDAQ National Market (ticker symbol "FLWS").
About I4 Commerce
I4 Commerce provides payment solutions to merchants that make commerce more convenient, secure and profitable. The company has strategic relationships with the industry's largest payment processors, including Paymentech and First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC). I4 Commerce holds the patent pending rights to proprietary technology, information processing and payment processes used in conjunction with its flagship product offering; Bill Me Later(R), a payment solution that gives consumers an alternative to credit cards.