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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 below. NAP and SEO With more than one website, your search engine ranking can suffer. NAP Consistency refers to the accuracy of your brick and mortar floral business's name, address and phone number ac…

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-floristsTop 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 to the Top 8 Social Media Sites For Florists! #8 - LinkedIn It’s the leading social networking site for professionals, with about 467 million members, it's a solid venue for connecting with other local businesses. Why LinkedIn Matters to Florists Easy to stay in touch with other local businesses Provides a valuable backlink for your SEO Customers can recommend your services on Linkedin How to get started Connect with local businesses in your ar…

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. Floral Wreaths Composed of dried or silk, these are a fall must-have for shoppers. High-end home decor stores are offering these at a premium price and cashing in. How about whipping up some beautiful floral wreaths for sale at your shop and ecommerce website? Ribbon + Wrappings = Sales If you are not high-styling yo…

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 I'm sure you've seen websites offering premade wedding collections, "just add water." Regardless, if you love the idea or not, the fact remains that wedding collections websites are making money, they are also trending on social media with tons of non-floral visitors following and engaging with wedding floral show…

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 means to treat it as such, and not cross wires with your personal life. Here's how. Friendships and the Floral Business It's no wonder many florists really like their custo…

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 thought our readers might be interested in a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of our floral catalog.     Where to Begin? A lot of factors go into developing a product catalog, as 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. 1. Sell a New Floral Product! Nothing motivates new customers more than new offerings. The same goes for the flower shop staff: excitement, intrigue, and passion will help you sell. Place your orders now so you are all …

How to Grow Your Floral Wedding Sales

Posted on July 26th, 2018
events, Floral Design, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Profits, Florist Websites, seo, wedding/events, weddings
In order to grow your business and flourish as a wedding florist, you need leads that can be converted into sales While floral design is certainly an art, it’s also a business. This is particularly true for those in the wedding floristry industry. One of the most low-cost and effective ways to do that is to bring your wedding bouquets online. According to The Wedding Report, 50% of brides use the internet to research bridal bouquets. Considering the fact that nearly everyone is connected these days, that should be no surprise. The problem is, your competitors are connected too. So how do you get your wedding bouquets noticed when the web is bloated with competing businesses? Here are a few tips...   Have a Website With Fully-Optimized SEO Business cards an…

How to Promote Your Floral Business on Instagram!

Posted on July 18th, 2018
Blog, Floral Design, Floral Instagram, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, florist technology, Florist Websites, florist-software, photos
Promoting on Instagram is a great way to gain new customers and grow your floral brand! So why aren't more floral professionals taking advantage of the Instagram community to market their flower business? Perhaps because some floral professionals don't know how to utilize Instagram to its fullest advantage. With Instagram reaching 1 billion active monthly users this past month, it's important to understand this audience. Instagram is a trendy social media platform with a lot of influence. Read on for some easy ways to get started promoting your floral business on Instagram. Create an Instagram Floral Business Account If you haven't already done so, create a business Instagram account. Having a business account allows you to link to your floral website, connect your bus…

Flowers as a Side-Gig: Yea or Nay?

Posted on July 11th, 2018
Become A Floral Designer, Blog, design prepping, Floral Design, Floral Instagram, Florist Resources
 Have you dreamed of starting your own floral business, but can't quit your day job? To casual flower enthusiast, the notion to go into business with flowers can be quite compelling. But how do you manage a floral start-up when you have bills to pay? How do you turn your dream of running a floral business into a successful part-time gig? The objective is to be a successful part-time floral designer so that one you day you can quit your day job and focus on florals full-time. With work and dedication anything can be accomplished, but what can you do to make sure that your passion for flowers stabilizes you and allows for a creative outlet regardless if you still need to work your part-time job to make ends meet?  How Is Your Flower Designing? The most important job crit…