Floward expands further and launches in Jordan

Floward, the go-to online flowers and gifts delivery destination in the MENA and UK launched its services in Jordan earlier in October, making it its 9th country and 24th city to launch in.  

Floward will operate in Amman, Irbid, Zarqa, As-Salt as steppingstones to gradually launch in other cities and regions in the future. 

Floward CEO Mr. Abdulaziz B. Al Loughani said: “Given how important and developed the flowers industry is in Jordan compared to other countries in the region, launching our services there marks a significant step for us. Jordan is considered a pioneer in the field of technology and e-commerce in MENA with a great pool of talent and plays an important role in the regional startup ecosystem; it is home to the first global acquisition in modern MENA startups’ history back in 2009 (Yahoo –Maktoob). All these factors made Jordan an attractive market for us and a natural next step in our expansion strategy. We are very excited and optimistic about this new launch and looking forward to provide high quality and innovative services and products to our clients in Jordan.”  

Established in 2017, Floward is a full-fledged e-commerce solution that offers prime fresh-cut flowers sourced from the best growers and farmers around the world and arranged locally by a team of florists and designers. Floward also offers cakes, chocolate and perfumes curated by the region’s most exciting designers bundled with its flower arrangements and manages the last-mile same-day delivery to ensure the best customer experience.  

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Floward Brings Apple Pay to Customers in Bahrain

A safer, more secure and private way to pay with iPhone and Apple Watch 

Floward, the go-to online flowers and gifts delivery destination in the MENA region, today brings its clients in the Kingdom of Bahrain Apple Pay, a safer, more secure and private way to pay. 

Floward clients will be able to use Apple Pay on their app and website starting October 6. The payment method will offer a safe and swift way for customers to complete their purchases using their smartphones while still receiving all the rewards and benefits offered by Floward.  

Clients can use Apple Pay on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac and every Apple Pay purchase is secure because it is authenticated with Face ID, Touch ID, or device passcode, as well as a one-time unique dynamic security code. 

Floward CEO, Mr. Abdulaziz B. Al Loughani said: “At Floward, we always strive to provide the latest technology and developments for our customers. Two months ago, we were one of the first apps to offer the option to pay using Apple Pay when the service was first launched in Qatar, and today we’re one of the first to offer this service as it is being offered for the first time to customers in Bahrain. We are confident that this service will speed up the purchasing process in a safe manner and help increase sales because of its ease of use.” 

Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. When customers use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted, and securely stored in the Secure Element, an industry-standard, certified chip designed to store payment information safely on the device. 

Apple Pay is easy to set up. On iPhone, simply open the Wallet app, tap +, and follow the steps to add credit or debit cards. Once a customer adds a card to iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac, they can start using Apple Pay on that device right away.  

Established in 2017, Floward is a full-fledged e-commerce solution that offers prime fresh-cut flowers sourced from the best growers and farmers around the world and arranged locally by a team of florists and designers. Floward also offers cakes, chocolate and perfumes curated by the region’s most exciting designers bundled with its flower arrangements and manages last-mile same-day delivery to ensure the best customer experience. 

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Floward supports vaccination campaign in Oman

Floward, the go-to online flowers and gifts delivery destination in the MENA region and UK, offered its support to the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) during their mass vaccination campaigns in the Sultane of Oman September 21 to 23 at the centre’s HQ.  

This collaboration stems from Floward’s strategy to play an active role in the communities in which it operates, whether through launching or supporting charitable or humanitarian campaigns when needed.   

During the OCEC’s campaign to offer free vaccinations to people from across the country, Floward distributed over 6000 flowers and offered discounts to vaccinated people with the aim to encourage more to take the vaccine. 

Floward CEO, Mr. Abdulaziz B. Al Loughani said: “We would like to thank the OCEC for this important initiative and for giving the opportunity to participate in it. We at Floward consider ourselves a supportive partner to any entity working toward protecting the community against the pandemic. We would also like to thank the Ministry of Health and the front liners for all their efforts during these difficult times.  

Established in 2017, Floward is a full-fledged e-commerce solution that offers prime fresh-cut flowers sourced from the best growers and farmers around the world and arranged locally by a team of florists and designers. Floward also offers cakes, chocolate and perfumes curated by the region’s most exciting designers bundled with its flower arrangements and manages the last-mile same-day delivery to ensure the best customer experience. For more information, visit: corporate.floward.com.  

Floward celebrates KSA National Day

Floward, the go-to online flowers and gifts delivery destination in MENA and UK, celebrated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s 91st National Day across the Kingdom and its embassies in the eight other countries the company operates in.  

Floward CEO, Mr. Abdulaziz B. Al Loughani said: “First, we’d like to congratulate the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the great people of Saudi on the Kingdom’s 91st National Day. We at Floward, always strive to be partners in various activities and occasions that matter to our communities and celebrate with them through activations and events in order to spread joy and happiness all year round.”  

On this occasion, Floawrd launched a special and exclusive collection of flower arrangements and gifts and released a celebratory video featuring a number of social media celebrities and influencers such as Azz Bin Fahad, Faisal Al Ghazawi and Mona Al Naman. It also decorated multiple cafés around the Kingdom and distributed flowers to visitors.  

Floward was also a strategic partner in a Saudi traditional fashion show “Exceptional Woman” held in Durrat Al Riyadh, where it decorated the space with specially made arrangements and provided gifts. Additionally, it organized an initiative with Al Hayat Charitable Society in Al Rashid Mall in Madinah and hosted a decorated booth to distribute over 500 flowers to visitors.  

At Medina, Floward designed an interactive wall asking people to share their feelings on this occasion at multiple locations including Business Hub and Charge Café.  

Floward partnered with the Saudi Ministry of Health to distribute flowers to visitors at the ministry’s HQ in Riyadh, Ohud Hospital and Nujood Medical Center for vaccination at Medina, King Salman Hospital and the Obstetrics Hospital in Jeddah. It also organized a visit to King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in collaboration with Qalbi Charitable Society, where it distributed flowers to patients in an effort to raise their morales and celebrate with them. It also coordinated with Kayan Association to host a first aid course by the Saudi Red Crescent held at the Saudi German Hospital and distributed giveaways to participants and attendees.  

Floward participated in the Royal Guard celebrations where it helped decorate and design and distributed gifts and flowers to attendees and VIPs. Additionally, it decorated a concert hosted by Rotana and gave gifts and flowers to attendees.  

In addition to celebrating the National Day inside the Kingdom, Floward also took part in the Kingdom’s embassies’ celebrations in the other eight countries where it operates. It decorated the embassies and arranged for giveaways to employees and visitors on this occasion.

Established in 2017, Floward is a full-fledged e-commerce solution that offers prime fresh-cut flowers sourced from the best growers and farmers around the world and arranged locally by a team of florists and designers. Floward also offers cakes, chocolate and perfumes curated by the region’s most exciting designers bundled with its flower arrangements and manages the last-mile same-day delivery to ensure the best customer experience. 

Floward earns “Theqa” e-commerce trust mark

Floward, the go-to online flowers and gifts delivery destination in MENA and UK has earned the Theqa e-commerce trust mark by the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Qatar in August 2021.  

The government-owned not-for-profit “Theqa” programme was established and designed to with the primary objective of inspiring trust and credibility in Qatar’s e-commerce ecosystem, empowering consumers and businesses to rapidly and safely grow the local e-commerce market. 

Floward CEO, Abdulaziz Al Loughani said: “I would like to thank the Qatari Ministry of Transport and Communications for their trust in us and granting us the “Theqa” stamp. We are very proud to earn such a special and important stamp from the highest governing body for Qatar’s fast-growing e-commerce space. At Floward, safety and security is at the heart of all the services and products we offer our clients and, as well as, the security and privacy of their data and personal information. The “Theqa” trust mark is a testament of our professionalism and our success in providing a fully integrated and safe service to our clients.” 

Established in 2017, Floward is a full-fledged e-commerce solution that offers prime fresh-cut flowers sourced from the best growers and farmers around the world and arranged locally by a team of florists and designers. Floward also offers cakes, chocolate and perfumes curated by the region’s most exciting designers bundled with its flower arrangements and manages the last-mile same-day delivery to ensure the best customer experience. 

Floward continues to support its communities

Floward distributing food baskets in collaboration with Ekhaa Charity for Orphans

Stemming out of its belief in the importance of social responsibility and playing an active role in the communities in which it operates; Floward, the go-to online flowers and gifts delivery destination in the MENA region continues to support charitable and humanitarian activities and organizations across the Kingdom in keeping with its Vision 2030. 

Recently, Floward signed a partnership agreement with the “For Them” association for the service of persons with disabilities led by Chairman of the Board of Directors Her Highness Princess Nouf bint Abdul Rahman bin Nasser Al Saud. Through this partnership, Floward will be present in all the Association’s activities to serve people with disabilities and support them at various levels. 

Partnership signing ceremony with the “For Them” association.

During the Holy Month of Ramada, Floward launched the “Seed of Hope” campaign across its centres in the Kingdom, where it distributed flowers to people in the public areas and participated in a feed the fasting campaign. In Riyadh, it partnered with Ekhaa Charity for Orphans to distribute over 500 food baskets decorated with flowers to individuals and families in need. While in the Eastern Province, Floward partnered with the Committee for Social Development Um Al-Sahek and helped their team distribute over 300 food baskets and gifts to their program’s beneficiaries with the aim to provide food to families with low and limited income.  

Part of the Eifa Charity Bazaar

It also sponsored the Prince Sultan Rehabilitation Complex, Eifa Charity Bazaar which showcased handmade art pieces by the students of the vocational training section. Floward decorated the space with beautiful flowers and distributed gifts and bouquets to the visitors.  

Distributing flowers to pilgrims at Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport

During the Hajj season, Floward collaborated with Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport and Tibah Airports to distribute more than 1000 flowers to pilgrims coming to Medinah through the airport. 

Blood drive organized by Eithar Organization

Additionally, it participated in a blood drive organized by Eithar Organization in collaboration with the Ministry of Health office in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. This annual blood drive aims to collect blood for the Hajj season and the pilgrims. As a thank you to donors, it gifted each one a rose with a special gift to donor number 1500 in an effort to increase the number of participants in the campaign.  

Part of our workshop with Takaful Association

Floward hosted a workshop to teach over 20 influencers how to arrange flowers and donated them to orphans in collaboration with Takaful Association to help spread joy and happiness to them.  

Lastly, Floward took part in welcoming Saudi athlete Tarek Hamdi, after his historic achievement in winning a stunning silver medal in the Men’s karate competition at Tokyo 2020 accompanied by Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal, the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee President when they landed in Jeddah. 

Corporate responsibility is one of Floward’s core values and at the heart of its strategy to be close to its communities, that’s why Floward dedicates 1% of its revenues to charitable and humanitarian activities.  

Floward celebrates Emirati Women

Floward, the go-to online flowers and gifts delivery destination in the MENA region celebrated the annual Emirati Women’s Day at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Dubai Airports on Thursday, August 26.  

Coinciding with the 50 years anniversary of the UAE’s, Emirati Women’s Day 2021 is particularly significant this year and is being celebrated under the theme of “Women: Ambitions & Inspiration for Next 50 Years” set by H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union and ‘Mother of the UAE’.  

Following that theme, Floward hosted flower stands at both locations and gifted female employees flowers with an empowering message of appreciation for their role in the development and advancement of the UAE.  

Additionally, Floward also launched an exquisite and exclusive collection especially curated for Emirati Women’s Day and a campaign encouraging people take this opportunity to gift beautiful arrangements to all the kind, powerful and strong women in their lives and thank them for all they do for society and the country.  

Established in 2017, Floward is a full-fledged e-commerce solution that offers prime fresh-cut flowers sourced from the best growers and farmers around the world and arranged locally by a team of florists and designers. Floward also offers cakes, chocolate and perfumes curated by the region’s most exciting designers bundled with its flower arrangements and manages the last-mile same-day delivery to ensure the best customer experience. 

Floward Partners with “For Them” Association

Stemming out of its corporate responsibility towards its communities, Floward, the go-to online flowers and gifts delivery destination in MENA and UK, signed a partnership agreement with the “For Them” association for the service of persons with disabilities in KSA. The signing ceremony was attended by Floward GCC Regional Managing Director Mr. Mohammad Al Arifi and Chairman of the Board of Directors Her Highness Princess Nouf bint Abdul Rahman bin Nasser Al Saud.  

Through this partnership, Floward will be present in all the Association’s activities that are in line with the goals of Vision 2030 and which serve people with disabilities and support them at various levels. 

Floward GCC Regional Managing Director Mr. Mohammad Al Arifi said: “Corporate responsibility is at the core of what we do at Floward and are strong believers in giving back to the communities we operate in. We dedicate 1% of our revenue to various activities centered around social responsibility because we are part of them, and we care about them. We always seek to partner with associations that share our vision and values, such as the “For Them” Association, which is concerned with serving people with disabilities, providing support and assistance to them, and empowering them to help them become productive members of society. Thank you to “For Them” association and Her Highness Princess Nouf bint Abdul Rahman bin Nasser Al Saud for giving us this opportunity to help and spread happiness and joy and to play a positive role in the lives of the beneficiaries of the association.” 

Established in 2017, Floward is a full-fledged e-commerce solution that offers prime fresh-cut flowers sourced from the best growers and farmers around the world and arranged locally by a team of florists and designers. Floward also offers cakes, chocolate and perfumes curated by the region’s most exciting designers bundled with its flower arrangements and manages the last-mile same-day delivery to ensure the best customer experience. 

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For any media inquiry please contact:  

Nai Issa | [email protected] | +965 60064186 

Floward Brings Apple Pay to Customers

A safer, more secure and private way to pay with iPhone and Apple Watch 

Floward, the go-to online flowers and gifts delivery destination in the MENA region, today brings its clients Apple Pay, a safer, more secure and private way to pay. 

Floward clients will be able to use Apple Pay on their app and website starting 17 August. The payment method will offer a safe and swift way for customers to complete their purchases using their smartphones while still receiving all the rewards and benefits offered by Floward.  

Clients can use Apple Pay on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac and every Apple Pay purchase is secure because it is authenticated with Face ID, Touch ID, or device passcode, as well as a one-time unique dynamic security code. 

Floward CEO, Mr. Abdulaziz B. Al Loughani said: “We are proud to offer our clients in Qatar the option to pay using Apple Pay. Integrating this technology with ours will allow us to offer an advanced and secure payment method to our clients without having to worry about their personal data. It will also play a significant role in increasing sales considering how easy it is to use. At Floward, we always strive to offer the best technological solutions to our clients to enhance their purchasing journey in the most secure way possible.”   

Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. When customers use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted, and securely stored in the Secure Element, an industry-standard, certified chip designed to store payment information safely on the device. 

Apple Pay is easy to set up. On iPhone, simply open the Wallet app, tap +, and follow the steps to add credit or debit cards. Once a customer adds a card to iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac, they can start using Apple Pay on that device right away.  

Established in 2017, Floward is a full-fledged e-commerce solution that offers prime fresh-cut flowers sourced from the best growers and farmers around the world and arranged locally by a team of florists and designers. Floward also offers cakes, chocolate and perfumes curated by the region’s most exciting designers bundled with its flower arrangements and manages last-mile same-day delivery to ensure the best customer experience. 

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For any media inquiry please contact:  

Nai Issa | [email protected] | +965 60064186 

Floward Arrives in Egypt

Floward, the go-to online flowers and gifts delivery destination in the MENA region launched its services in Cairo, Egypt on August 1st, making it its 8th country and 22nd city to launch in.

For starters, Floward launched its operations in Cairo only and will gradually expand to other cities and regions within the country.

Floward CEO Mr. Abdulaziz B. Al Loughani said: “After cementing our position as the go-to destination for flowers and gifts in the GCC and London – UK, we are now very excited to expand further into the MENA region starting with Egypt. We are always looking into expanding into large markets so we can reap the benefits of our major efforts put towards growing Floward and servicing our wide customer base. We have great confidence in the Egyptian economy, valued at more than USD350 billion, with the flowers industry estimated at nearly USD300 million. This makes it a very promising and attractive market to launch our services in and to also provide job opportunities for the Egyptian youth and talents.”

He added, “Additionally, there is a historic and strong relationship between the GCC countries and Egypt, and their peoples and we are proud to offer them our services and help them share their feelings with their loved ones in Cairo.”

Established in 2017, Floward is a full-fledged e-commerce solution that offers prime fresh-cut flowers sourced from the best growers and farmers around the world and arranged locally by a team of florists and designers. Floward also offers cakes, chocolate and perfumes curated by the region’s most exciting designers bundled with its flower arrangements and manages the last-mile same-day delivery to ensure the best customer experience.

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