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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.   Floristry Is Part of Our History The earliest-known flower arranging dates back to ancient Egypt in 2,500 BCE. Egyptians were the first to cut and place flowers to decorate and add color to their surroundings. Florists were so sought after and so necessary that it was almost a sign of royalty to be a florist. Back then…

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! Faster Flower Deliveries - Waze  Want your florist deliveries to get there faster? Waze shows you traffic in real time, instantly re-routes you, and even tells you were to get the cheapest gas.  And if you're into really fast driving, the app gives you a head's up on police speed traps. Super easy to use even while driv…

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
In-Lieu-Of-Flowers-Florist-Unite 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 service would be without flowers. The added beauty of sympathy flower arrangements is there to offer comfort to the visitors and also pay tribute to the deceased.  The terminology of "In Lieu Of Flowers" has caused an uproar in the floral community as it should, this is awfully mistaken too many times by customers. The F…

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
halloween-flowers-main-image 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! Instagram is a great source of inspiration for some frightening floral arrangements that can generate some interest with customers while helping you stay true to your brand and style.                   …

Florist Halloween – Tricks Of The Trade

Posted on October 31st, 2018
Blog, design prepping, events, Floral Design, Florist Marketing, Florist Profits, photos, seo
Florist-halloween Add some Tricks and Treats to your flower sales with these spell-binding tips! Halloween has gained serious recognition among business retailers and no wonder why, as adults look forward and partake in this fun holiday and are spending millions on the holiday. It is said that Halloween sales surpass every holiday except Christmas. So why aren't Florists cashing in on Halloween?  In this blog, we want to help floral businesses cash in on Halloween profits and establish long lasting  patrons.   Make A Ghoulish Flower Arrangement Make a few creative, spine - chilling, Halloween flower arrangements and donate them to your local busy eateries, pubs, hair salons, and so on. Think large crowds and make sure your business card is displayed and visibl…

Introducing Our New Florist Website Theme!

Posted on October 27th, 2018
design prepping, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Websites
Florist Website ThemeSee Our Beautiful New "Belle" Theme   Floranext is excited to give you a sneak peek at a 100% new floral website theme we will be launching in the coming weeks. The "Belle" theme has  full-page banners and front page content "widgets."      Full Page Banners - make a striking, impactful first impression with your floral website? Full page banners let you display a huge full page floral image on your front page.  Front Page Widgets - Want to design your website front page? Use front page widgets to easily add your products, galleries, testimonials, a location map, delivery area, and more to your front page in just a few clicks!  Perfect for Ecommerce or Wedding-Focused Florists - works well for retail florists that w…

Florist Holiday Confessions – Infographic

Posted on October 24th, 2018
Blog, Christmas, Floral Holiday Tips, floral system, floral systems, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Resources, Florists' Thoughts, infographic, Opening a Flower Shop, Survey
florist-Holiday-confessions   Florists, were you surprised by the results? How do you get your floral shop ready for the holidays? Please share your recommendations, feedback, or questions below in the comment section.  Floranext makes great florist software. Florist websites, floral POS, florist wedding/event proposal software, and florist technology. Let us know if you want a free demo or try our software for free here.…

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 and being replaced with the cloud POS system. Among the businesses…

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 flowers. The Lost-and-Found Bouquet This marketing tactic has been blowing up on social media. Not only does it benefit the finder, it also benefits the flower shop participat…

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 RecommendationsWe 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 great florist software. Florist websites, floral POS, florist wedding/event proposal software, and florist technology. Let us know if you want a free demo or try our software for free here.  …