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Cloud Apps Prep Flower Delivery Startup For Mother's Day And Beyond
By Sasha Banks-Louie
May 11, 2017,
Volume 231, Issue 2

Sasha writes, "Just-in-time flower delivery service BloomThat is relying on cloud applications to ensure that it has the inventory and distribution in place for the upcoming main event: Mother's Day, which is forecast to generate $2.6 billion in sales for all US flower vendors this year.

BloomThat started four years ago with the promise that its bicycle messengers will deliver a reasonably priced bouquet anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area in 90 minutes or less. The company now also provides same-day service to its app and online users in New York and Los Angeles, and next-day service to other customers nationwide - appealing to procrastinators and go-getters alike..."

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