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11 Florist POS System Features Every Florist Should Have [Infographic]

Posted on October 5th, 2018
Blog, Florist Point of Sale, Florist POS
The iconic cash register was the dependable POS system of its time when the proverbial 'ka-ching' sound was heard every time it mechanically served both retailers and customers alike during its heyday. But just like all the enduring devices we have today such as the television, telephone and computer, it has gone through a major transformation. This rudimentary machine is now old news and replaced by a series of more advanced systems to serve the buying public. The POS system has evolved over the years and with the introduction of credit cards, it now featured a cashless method of payment to make purchases easier for consumers. With technology paving the way for more advanced upgrades, even this is fast becoming outdated […]

Pay It Forward With Flowers!

Posted on October 4th, 2018
Florist Marketing

Have you heard of "random acts of kindness," "what goes around comes around," and "pay it forward"?

These sayings are probably nothing new to you, however involving flowers may be. There has been an evolution of floral professionals paying it forward with random acts of kindness in their communities through the most beautiful thing in the world: flowers. Florists are now using a clever marketing tactic to also benefit their neighbors and other community members. There are so many hows on executing pay it forward with flowers—we list a few in this article and encourage you to pay it forward with […]

Florists’ Thoughts – Florist Recommendations

Posted on September 25th, 2018
Become A Floral Designer, Blog, Floral Supplies, Florist Operations, Florist Resources, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Fun, Flower Trends, infographic, Opening a Flower Shop
Florist Flower Recommendations

We would like to say thank you to all the florists who participated in our "What do Florist Recommend?" survey. 

    Florists, were you surprised by the results? What would you recommend to customers or other florists? Please share your recommendations, feedback, or questions below in the comment section. ____________ Floranext makes […]

Why Having Two or More Floral Websites is a Bad Idea

Posted on September 19th, 2018
Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Websites, Search Engine Optimization, seo

Are you thinking of adding another floral website?

If your current floral website is doing well for sales, the idea may have crossed your mind that if you had another floral website, you could dominate your local area and make even more money. Or maybe you signed up with a well-known wire service and they encouraged you to get a second floral website. Are there any drawbacks to running two ecommerce websites?

Unfortunately, the answer is unequivocally yes. Having more than one website is a negative for any business. There are many reasons for this, and we will break them down […]

Top 8 Social Media Sites For Florists

Posted on September 5th, 2018
Blog, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Resources, florist technology, Florist Websites, infographic, Search Engine Optimization, seo
top-8-social-media-sites-that-matter-to-florists

Top 8 Social Media Sites For Florists

 

In this blog, we want to narrow it down to the top 8 social media sites for florists and explain the Ins and Outs of their operations and why they are crucial and matter in the floral industry.

Check out our infographic for quick and easy reference […]

Refreshing Floral Autumn Trends to Note!

Posted on August 29th, 2018
Floral Design, Floral Instagram, Floral Supplies, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, florist technology, Florist Websites, Flower Trends

Check out this season's hottest floral trends!

Ah, September is almost here. For some florists, September is welcomed busier season than the long summer days. Long-sleeved shirts and beautiful rustic blooms, right? Hold on tight, because some of this year's autumn flower trends on social media are quite surprising. From unique flower combinations to exquisite new blooms, autumn is a season that encompasses all that is wondrous. [caption id="attachment_11739" […]

Is it the End of the Good Old Wedding Consultation?

Posted on August 22nd, 2018
events, Florist Websites, wedding trends, wedding/events, weddings

Wedding eCommerce collections are crushing it with wedding customers online!

So what does this mean for the classic wedding consultation, where florists meet with a client and go over every detail of the special day. It's not likely wedding consultations will go extinct, however, its good to point out that there is a new type of wedding client that prefers online shopping to taking their time with a meet and greet. If you are a floral professional then […]

It’s Not Personal…It’s the Flower Business!

Posted on August 15th, 2018
Become A Floral Designer, Florist Operations, Florist Profits

The floral business is fast evolving, leave behind your preconceptions about the way it's run.

Floristry is competitive, and it's important to have a firm business plan and policies for your customers, employees, and shop alike. How do you establish policies that will stick if you are new to the floral business? The solution is simple: get comfortable with the phrase "It's not personal, its business." We promise you that making some simple changes in your flower business will not in any way hurt your profits—to the contrary, you can expect to profit more. To be constantly evolving your business […]

Behind the Scenes of the Floranext 2018 Web Floral Catalog

Posted on August 8th, 2018
Floral Design

From conception to creation, the Floranext 2018 web floral catalog was a profound experience for all involved.

  Floranext 2018 Product Catalog - web collection is finally here! Since January, the Floranext team has been working hard behind the scenes to develop our first Floranext floral product catalog. With multiple requests from our customers, a vision has become a reality and out catalog was launched in late July.  The process of developing a product catalog from conception to creation was a profound experience for all involved. We […]

Top 5 Florist August Checklist Tips!

Posted on August 1st, 2018
design prepping, Floral Design, Floral Supplies, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Resources, florist technology, Florist Websites

As all florists know being ahead of the seasons is part of the industry. August is a great month to prepare for the fall and double-check your flower shop's needs.

With June being taken over by graduations and weddings and vacations in July, August is a great month for you to dot your Is and cross your Ts for the months ahead. September tends to sneak up on florists. The rush comes in, or perhaps you had a great idea for marketing that you just couldn't get to. August is a great month to get to some organizing, marketing, and peace of mind. [caption id="attachment_11408" align="aligncenter" […]