Florist Ecommerceby Floranext

On FTD’s Recent News

Posted on March 28th, 2019
Florist Ecommerce, Florist Resources
FTD lawyers contacted Floranext on March 26th 2019 asking us to remove our blog post about FTD's most recent news.  We offered to FTD as a compromise to instead post a direct quote from their own recent communications. They suggested this would still result in legal action. We have removed all commentary about FTD's recent news from our blog. It saddens us that in America in 2019, the power of lawsuits are such that it can stop truthful dialogue about issues that matter to people.  We at Floranext are fans of this quote by Senator and Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black - "The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution." We hope that all florists are getting truthful information about their business.  -…

How and Why Florists Should Use Google My Business

Posted on March 27th, 2019
Blog, floral system, floral systems, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, florist technology, Florist Websites, florist-software, mobile website, Search Engine Optimization, seo
google-my-business-for-florists Using Google My Business is one of the best ways to improve your floral business website’s visibility.   Google My Business (formerly called Google Places) is the number one platform for listing your flower shop on Google searches, and Google Maps! Google My Business allows you to improve your business’s credibility and visibility, by showing you are verified on one of the most trusted platforms on the Internet.   …

Valentine’s Day 2019 Survey Results!

Posted on February 26th, 2019
Blog, Floral Holiday Tips, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, Florist Websites, infographic, Survey, Valentine's Day
The 2019 Florist Valentine's Day Survey Results Are In! 2019 Florist Survey Results for VDAY - complete(1) (1) A big thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Valentine’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 February 15th through February 17th.   Were 2019 Valentine's Day Sales Better Than Last Year? Lower - 20.8% Same - 17.9% Higher - 61.3%   Were Valentine's…

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
florist-checklist-valentine's day-main 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. [caption id="attachment_6802" align="aligncenter"…

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
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…

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…

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…

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 For Florists Infographic-Top-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…

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. [caption id="attachment_11739"…