We all know how significant reviews are for our floral businesses—over 85% of customers base their purchases on reviews they see online.
Unfortunately, many satisfied customers will not leave a review, but you'll always hear from the naysayers. This is why florists pull their hair out over negative reviews. Our goal is to encourage you to proactively seek customer reviews, not wait for them.Online reviews are here to stay, and good or bad reviews are overwhelmingly important for the success of your flower business, the only way to grow your flower business is with reviews, and the best way to combat […]
Florists, You Have Spoken!
A big thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Mother's Day survey. Once again we got a very strong showing from our readers and members, and your feedback is extremely helpful.Of the florists surveyed, approximately 82% have shops located in the United States, 15% in Canada, and 3% elsewhere.
Q1. When did you start receiving orders […]
Marketing is the key to successful growth and longevity for Floral Businesses.
However, some business owners are still stumped when it comes to marketing for their flower shop. Marketing is better explained by putting yourself as the business owner in the customer's shoes. What are your customer's needs and wants? What makes your customers satisfied?Marketing consists of many elements better known as Product, Price, Promotion and Place. In this blog, we thought it would be great to review the basics of marketing and […]
Mother's Day (or should we say Mother's Day week) is the busiest and potentially the most profitable holiday for the floral business owner.
Having a strategy in place to make the most profit is essential in reaping all the benefits of this busy flower purchasing holiday. In this blog, we will go over a checklist to help you through Mother's Day and make sure you dot your i's and cross your t's.[…]
Are you one of many florists who does not understand the concept of blogging? Don't worry, you are not alone!
The word "blog" actually was constructed of two words " web and log" and called weblog. A few years later it was shortened by Peter Merholz who referred to weblog as blog.Writing a florist blog is a more informal way of writing that should be updated regularly on a web page. It is up to the writer to blog about the content and topics that resonate most with them […]
Florists now is the time to gear up and prepare - Valentine's Day is approaching at lightning speed!
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, compared to Mother's Day.
In this blog, we will create a step by step checklist to make it easier for you to maintain organization and increase profits in your flowers shop for a […]
A Florist Guide to Planning Your Year
The floral industry, a fast-paced business, that's ahead of seasons & holidays.
To most florist's, planning the year is second nature, however, it always helps to have a set plan to organize everyone's duties. In this blog, we present an easy guide for all your floral yearly planning. […]
Raise Your Holiday Spirits by Increasing your Flower Sales!
"Christmas flower sales is not what it used to be!" and this is proving to be true for many florists whether you been in the florist industry for years or just opening a flower shop. With an array of gift giving options for consumers it's no wonder that flowers may not be forefront on their mind, however, florists times are a changing.We would like to focus on ways of improving floral sales during the Christmas holiday for all […]
House Accounts also known as Credit- Line/Charge Accounts were a floral business must have at one time.
In this day and age many florists question if they should offer or continue to offer house accounts to their customers/local business. Most florist Point of Sale systems provide House Account functionality. Offering House Accounts can be risky, however there are many benefits with extending a credit line to your customers.In this blog we will outweigh the pros and cons of offering your customers florist House Accounts.