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Valentine’s Day – Florist Checklist

Posted on January 16th, 2019
Floral Holiday Tips, florals for Valentines, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Resources, Valentine's Day

Florists, now is the time to start preparing for Valentine's Day!

It is important to be ahead of the Valentine's Day flower rush! Valentine's Day is one of the busiest and possibly the most profitable holiday of the year next to Mother's Day.

Read on for a step-by-step checklist to help you maintain organization, increase your flower shop profits, and have a smooth, successful Valentine's Day.

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Florist SEO: Knowing the Basics

Posted on January 9th, 2019
Blog, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Resources, florist technology, Florist Websites, Opening a Flower Shop, Search Engine Optimization, seo

What is SEO, why is it important, and why should florists care?

Search Engine Optimization or SEO refers to the process used to improve a website’s position on search engine results pages (SERPs) on search engines such as Google, Yahoo, or Bing. Having an SEO strategy for your floral business can help draw customers to your website and grow sales and revenue. Working on SEO can sound like a headache, and there are a lot of myths about SEO, but once you understand the basics you will be on your way to starting your own SEO strategy. […]

Florist 2019 Planning

Posted on January 2nd, 2019
Blog, design prepping, events, Floral Design, Floral Holiday Tips, Floral Supplies, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Point of Sale, Florist POS, Florist Profits, Mother's Day, Sympathy, Valentine's Day, wedding/events, weddings

For most florists, planning ahead is second nature. With 2019 now upon us, now is the perfect time to look ahead to the new year's holidays and slow times.

  January can be a slow month in the floral industry, but that doesn't […]

Florist Holiday Confessions

Posted on December 14th, 2018
Christmas, events, Floral Design, Floral Holiday Tips, Floral Instagram, Floral Supplies, florist halloween, Flower Fun
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Graphic Design Resources for Florists

Posted on November 29th, 2018
Become A Floral Designer, Blog, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, florist technology, Opening a Flower Shop, Search Engine Optimization, seo
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In this age of technology, florists need to step up their design game to stand out from the competition. Below are some design resources for florists to help you brand your business.

As a florist, you have a good idea of what makes a beautiful floral arrangement, and how to communicate with types of flowers and their placement. The next step is to achieve awareness of your floral brand. You need to look different, striking, […]

Six Things Every Florist Should Sell in 2019

Posted on November 28th, 2018
Blog, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, Opening a Flower Shop
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 It's sometimes surprising how many florists sell only flowers in their shops!

This is not to say that only selling flowers is passé, however we want to encourage all florists to carry various items that demand little-to-no design time and offer a long shelf-life to boost retail sale profits. Another point is that owning a flower shop gives you a huge advantage in the retail business market. Florists can carry and sell various gift items in their stores while maintaining the flower shop nostalgia. In this blog, we'll discuss the products customers are gravitating […]

We’re Thankful for Florists!

Posted on November 21st, 2018
Floral Design, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Fun, Flower History, Flower Trends, Opening a Flower Shop

The world as we know it could never manage without florists.

With the holiday season on our doorstep and all the long days it entails, we want to remind you how your work brings warmth to your community and all humankind!

It may sound a bit cheesy but it's a sentiment we feel is worth exploring. Florists are behind bringing so much beauty and sweet memories into the world, and your passion for the floral industry is recognized and very deeply needed.

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5 Must-Have Apps for Florists

Posted on November 16th, 2018
Florist Resources, florist technology, florist-software
best florist appsRunning a flower shop is no small task - what can you do to cut corners and make life a bit easier? Here are a few indispensable iPhone and Android apps that will increase your flower business productivity, save you time, and help you grow your sales. All of these apps are free and available on iOS and Android. Happy downloading!  Here is our list of some of the top apps to help your business get down to business. What other apps do you use - let us know!

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In Lieu of Flowers – Florists Unite

Posted on November 7th, 2018
Blog, events, Floral Design, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, Funeral, Opening a Flower Shop, Sympathy
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In Lieu of Flowers is perhaps the most detrimental 4 words in floral business

Conveying compassion and respect for one's passing is traditionally defined by sending flowers. The utmost disappointment is that customers take "In Lieu Of Flowers" literally. We understand it does say "In Lieu Of Flowers," however,  that in no way means the family does not want flowers at the viewing/funeral service.

As floral professionals you understand how somber a viewing/ funeral […]

Spellbinding Floral Arrangements for Halloween

Posted on October 31st, 2018
Blog, events, Floral Design, Floral Holiday Tips, Floral Instagram, florist halloween, Florist Marketing, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, Flower Fun, Flower Trends, Halloween, halloween flowers, Stunning Photo Galleries
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Halloween is one of the top holidays for business retailers, with sales outperforming every holiday other than Christmas.

An ever-increasing number of individuals share in this fun occasion by spending millions of dollars per year on sweets, home decor, costumes, and more. Couldn't florists take advantage of Halloween?

Is it because of lack of inspiration or interest, or is Halloween outside the brand? Not everything needs to be in black and white...or purple and orange!

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