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 […]
It surprises us how many florists only sell flowers in their flower shops.
This is not to say that only selling flowers is passe´, however, we want to encourage all florists to carry various items with very little or no designing time and long shelf life to boost their retail sale profits.
Another point is that owning a flower shop gives you quite a huge advantage in the retail business market. Florists you can actually carry and sell various gift items in […]
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. […]
Opening a flower shop, like any new business, requires lots of hard work, love, and dedication. And some good information.
What do you wish you knew when you decided to open a flower shop? Here are some things we have learned. Let us know your tips also!
Online reputation is critical - Stay on top of Yelp, Google Places, […]
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 […]
Forecasters predict that this holiday season will show higher revenue than others for retailers!
For most floral business owners, the holiday season brings in a tremendous amount of the year's revenue, and early preparation is crucial to staying ahead of the competition.
Preparing for the winter holidays puts a lot of pressure on shoppers and retailers alike. What gift could be simpler or more beautiful than flowers? So now it becomes a question of presentation, and offering the right deals to get customers in the door.
Floral entrepreneurs are increasing their profits with a fresh new spin on the classic flower shop!
Financial experts agree that incorporating other services into your business is a win-win combination. You can diversify your business assets and minimize your vulnerability to twists and turns in the market.
On the other hand, combining a flower shop with another kind of business can raise sales as both work to give exposure to the other. More and more flower business owners […]
Marketing, as we all know, is essential for the survival of your floral business.
There are still many floral business owners who do not have a direct marketing strategy or feel bewildered by the word itself. Marketing can be so many things and most business owners who thought not to be marketing their floral business, in fact, were. Bussines marketing is no longer just huge billboards, TV commercials or coupon direct mailers. It can be something as simple as posting an image of your flower arrangements or services on social media.
In Lieu of Flowers is perhaps the most detrimental 4 words in floral business.
Conveying compassion and respect for one's passing is traditionally defined by sending flowers. The utmost disappointment is that customers take "In Lieu Of Flowers" literally, we understand it does say "In Lieu Of Flowers", however, that in no way means the family does not want flowers at the viewing/funeral service.
As floral professionals you understand how somber a viewing/ funeral […]