2013

Mother's Day brings record sales, generating $110M in revenue during the week of May 4th.

In June 2013, Gifts.com becomes part of the Provide family.

We relocate our Personal Creations distribution center to a new facility in Woodridge, IL. We also add ProFlowers and Shari's Berries products to create our first three-brand "Supercenter."

Team ProFlowers is honored as Komen San Diego's First "Million Dollar Council" Member and "Top Corporate Fundraiser" for the 9th consecutive year. Longtime employee and team captain Robin Marella is selected by Komen San Diego as the 2013 Honorary Breast Cancer Survivor.

We developed a new responsive website platform that presents the best experience, regardless of the device the customer uses.

In November, 2013, Provide Commerce acquired Sincerely, a mobile app gifting company based in San Francisco.

2012

In May 2012, we fulfilled nearly 3 million orders—45% more than we did in 2003.

For Mother's Day 2012, Sunday delivery was extended on Shari's Berries orders for the first time.

Our first new CEO in 13 years arrived when Chris Shimojima joined Provide Commerce from Nike.

2011

Provide Commerce celebrated a $500 million sales milestone—and employees received Kindle devices as a show of appreciation.

Customers placed orders for almost 12 million units, signifying over 900% growth in a decade. To put it another way, we grew by 10 times the size we were a decade ago!

RedEnvelope's five-pound gummy bear comes on the market and makes a splash in the media, including a mention in Real Simple.

2010

To meet both market opportunity and customer expectations, our logistics team designs a special Sunday delivery program with FedEx Air using a customized network. To optimize quality assurance needs and maximize time in a controlled (refrigerated) environment, the network arranges for last minute/Saturday afternoon pickups and Sunday delivery via uniformed FedEx drivers. This unique delivery network reaches approximately 90% of the U.S. population.

For the first time ever, Provide Commerce partners with FedEx to extend Sunday deliveries on Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. This has been executed every Mother’s Day since 2010.

FedEx showcases Provide Commerce’s Sunday delivery network in their corporate sales brochure as a solution they are able to provide customers.

Provide Commerce acquired Personal Creations.

ProPlants officially launches as a new brand—an organic extension of the ProFlowers brand, which targets plant customers directly.

2009

Provide Commerce receives the Marble Workplace Excellence Award for Medium-sized Companies from the San Diego Society for Human Resource Management.

Shari’s Berries launches a new website.

Provide Commerce outgrows its old building (again). In August, we relocate our headquarters to 4840 Eastgate Mall, along with 496 employees.

Employees receive commemorative Flip video cameras to celebrate reaching $400 million in sales.

ProFlowers ships its 30 millionth bouquet.

Shari’s Berries dips its 15-millionth berry.

We hit 15 million customers!

2008

Shari’s Berries dips its 10-millionth berry.

The 10th anniversary of our ProFlowers brand is celebrated by more than 500 employees and alumni—that’s a Decade of Pushing the Petal to the Metal!

In June 2008, RedEnvelope joined the Provide Commerce family. RedEnvelope moved to our website platform in November with a new shopping cart feature.

Provide Commerce is voted as one of “California’s Best Places to Work” by Employers Group.

We reached 14 million customers!

2007

ProFlowers ships its 20-millionth bouquet

Provide Commerce is recognized as “Best Workplace in San Diego” by Employers Group.

2006

Shari’s Berries, known for its huge, hand-dipped strawberries is acquired. (Three years later in 2009, we merge Shari’s Berries with our confections brand, Secret Spoon, keeping the Secret Spoon website platform but using the recognizable Shari’s Berries brand name.)

Provide Commerce is recognized as “#1 Place to Work in San Diego” by San Diego Magazine.

ProFlowers introduces its new logo and box design.

ProFlowers roses are selected as a “Best Value” by The Wall Street Journal.

The company surpasses 5 million customers!

2005

Provide Commerce is acquired by Liberty Media Corporation for $477 million.

To celebrate reaching $150 million in sales, all Provide Commerce employees receive mini iPods.

ProFlowers upgrades its signature offer of one dozen roses for $29.99 to two dozen for $29.99 and still maintains the Seven-day Freshness Guarantee.

Secret Spoon is launched as a new confections brand.

UPS is added as an additional shipper.

We hit 4 million customers!

2004

ProFlowers launches new logo and “Art of Fresher Flowers” branding.

Provide Commerce receives the Crystal Workplace “Excellence Award for Small-Sized Companies in San Diego”.

We hit three million customers!

2003

Provide Commerce goes public and opens the stock market on December 17, 2003.

ProFlowers is recognized as the seventh fastest-growing private company by Inc. magazine, with 10,783% sales growth over the past five years.

We hit 2 million customers!

Provide Commerce gives birth to twins! Two new brands debuted: Cherry Moon Farms and Uptown Prime.

The Provide Commerce era begins by changing our corporate identity and name from ProFlowers to Provide Commerce: Our goal is to be the marketplace for the freshest, highest-quality perishable goods delivered anywhere in the U.S. on any day the customer chooses.

2002

The company conducts its first email retention test.

A redesigned ProFlowers product box launches based on input from our shipping partners and customers.

We hit 1 million customers!

2001

It’s the dawn of the e-commerce era! After building our own e-commerce platform 100% internally, others such as Martha Stewart’s Flowers, Kroger’s and Sears are now leveraging it to run their businesses.

2000

Bill Strauss, CEO, and Jared Polis, founder, are honored by Ernst & Young as “Entrepreneurs of the Year” in San Diego.

ProFlowers is recognized in Time magazine as a new company with the potential to change the flower industry.

Our corporate office moves to the Sorrento Valley area with 110 employees after outgrowing our original La Jolla office.

1999

ProFlowers is honored as the Internet “Start-Up of the Year” by the San Diego Software Industry Council.

The company merges with Flowerfarm to bring floral industry expertise to our team of analysts and IT developers.

We ditch faxing individual orders to growers and begin using the FedEx Internet platform

1998

Founder Jared Polis uses eBay and his family’s website (Blue Mountain Greeting Cards) to test his idea of selling flowers online. He ships 500 rose bouquets from the San Francisco floral market for Valentine’s Day.

The ProFlowers revolution launches by offering one dozen roses for $29.99 with a 7-day freshness guarantee.

ProFlowers applies a disruptive business model in the floral industry, partnering with FedEx to revolutionize the way Americans send and receive flowers.