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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.  …

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…