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Mother’s Day 2019 Survey Results!

Posted on May 22nd, 2019
Blog, design prepping, Floral Holiday Tips, Floral Supplies, Florist Deliveries, Florist Delivery, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Trends, Mother's Day, Opening a Flower Shop, Survey
The 2019 Florist Mother’s Day Survey Results Are In!   2019 Florist Survey Results for MDAY - final A big thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Mother’s Day survey. Once again we received a strong response from our readers and members. Results were based on the 347 retail surveyed by Floranext between May 15th through February 22nd. Were 2019 Mother’s Day Sales Better Than Last Year? Lower – 18.1% Same – 20.5% Higher – 61.4% Were Mother’s Day In-Store Retail…

Florist Mother’s Day 2019 Survey!

Posted on May 15th, 2019
Blog, design prepping, events, Floral Design, Floral Holiday Tips, Florist Deliveries, Florist Delivery, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Point of Sale, Florist POS, florist technology, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Fun, Mother's Day, Survey

Florist Checklist for Mother’s Day 2019

Posted on April 9th, 2019
Blog, design prepping, Floral Design, Floral Holiday Tips, Floral Supplies, floral systems, Mother's Day
florist-checklist-for-mothers-day Mother's Day is just around the corner! Is your business ready for this busy floral holiday? Having a plan in place to make the most revenue during Mother's Day is critical to earning the rewards of this bustling, blossoming occasion. Read on for an agenda to help you plan and organize your shop for the upcoming Mother's Day holiday. …

Florists and Millennials: Marketing to New Generations

Posted on January 30th, 2019
Blog, design prepping, events, Floral Design, Floral Instagram, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, florist technology, Florist Websites, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Trends, Opening a Flower Shop, Search Engine Optimization, seo
Florists, are you marketing to the younger generations? These days it may seem as though flowers are becoming a vintage luxury that only older generations seem to care about or can afford. Currently, the trend among Millennials seems to be houseplants. Their charm is that they require little maintenance to thrive, a tempting proposition for people who live busy and fast-paced lives.  The virtual spaces that we now inhabit changes the landscape of living, requiring businesses of all kinds to quickly…

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
Florist-Guide-Yearly-planning 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 Halloween – Tricks Of The Trade

Posted on October 31st, 2018
Blog, design prepping, events, Floral Design, Florist Marketing, Florist Profits, photos, seo
florist-halloween-tricks-of-the-trade 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.   [caption…

Introducing Our New Florist Website Theme!

Posted on October 27th, 2018
design prepping, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Websites
See 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."  Florist Website Theme     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…

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"…

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…

Florists 2018 Mother’s Day Feedback!

Posted on May 16th, 2018
Blog, design prepping, Floral Design, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Point of Sale, Florist POS, Florist Profits, Florist Websites, Mother's Day, Survey