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Florist Guide to Pet-Friendly Flowers and Plants

Posted on May 1st, 2019
Blog, Floral Design, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, Florists for Change, Flower Fun, flower lists
pet-friendly-flowers-plants Did you know May is National Pet Month in the United States? May is officially here! A month of Spring Flowers, Mother's Day and a month to cherish our four-legged furry friends! As florists, you may have been asked the question time and time again, what flowers or plants are safe around animals? Every pet owner knows their furry friend will chew on anything it can get into, and at some point it will gravitate towards plants and flowers. As beautiful as plants and flowers are, some can be particularly dangerous…

Have May Day Flowers Wilted Away?

Posted on April 24th, 2019
Blog, events, Floral Design, Floral Holiday Tips, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, Flower Fun, Flower History
The unique and beautiful traditions of May Day have sadly become lost and wilted over time—is it time to bring them back? Spring is finally here! This time of year is often associated with floral holidays like Easter and Mother's Day, but years ago, the season used to start in earnest with May Day. When Did May Day Start? The earliest known history of May celebrations began with the Floralia, the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers. This festival…

Florists, Are You Charging Enough For Deliveries?

Posted on April 17th, 2019
Blog, Florist Deliveries, Florist Delivery, Florist Delivery Manager, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, Florist Resources
In today's society, all products are judged by their convenience, and the smallest inconvenience can make or break any business. One simple convenience is the delivery of products this includes the delivery of flowers. Of course, flower delivery has been around for ages and most florists provide this service, but when was the last time you sat down and gave your delivery policies and pricing some critical thinking? To truly know if you are charging enough for delivery, there should be a few things that…

Floranext’s New Floral Delivery Manager For Florists

Posted on April 5th, 2019
Blog, floral system, floral systems, Florist Operations, Florist Point of Sale, Florist POS, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, florist technology, florist-software
  Delivery-Manager-Launch-2019 Delivering Flowers Faster. Easier. Floranext's New Florist Delivery Manager is the new solution to let your floral delivery blossom!  Try Floranext's New Delivery Manager Today! …

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.   …

Add a Twist of Floral to Your Cocktail: Flower-Infused Drinks

Posted on March 20th, 2019
Blog, Florist Operations, Florist Resources, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Fun, Flower History, Flower Trends, photos
flower-infused-drinks Flower-infused drinks have been around for centuries, but they're enjoying new popularity today! Over the last couple years you may have seen flower-infused drinks popping up more frequently at bars and restaurants, and on television, social media and more. Flowers like rose, lavender, hibiscus, and daisy are leaving their mark on the shelves, but is this beneficial for florists? With Spring just now arriving, why not learn how to floral infuse not only food but beverages as well! …

The Importance of Upselling

Posted on March 13th, 2019
Become A Floral Designer, Blog, Floral Design, Floral Supplies, floral systems, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Point of Sale, Florist POS, Florist Profits, Florist Resources
Upselling isn't just a sales tactic—it's a way to improve your customer's experience. The objective of customer service is to satisfy the needs and wants of your customers. With that principle as your guide, no sale will feel forced but will make you feel accomplished that you have pleased your customers by providing what they actually need. The key is to successfully identify the needs and wants for each person that purchases through your flower shop. One of the ways you can deliver a quality sales experience is with upselling.    …

A Florist’s Guide to Edible Flowers

Posted on March 6th, 2019
Blog, Floral Supplies, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Fun, Flower Trends, photos
Flowers can be tasteful to the palate, not just the eyes! Anyone in the food industry recognizes that the human palate is an ever-changing thing, and we are always more than ready to take a bite out of anything remotely edible. Delicious food is more than just delicious on the tongue, it can be tasty to the eye. Restaurant-quality food is more than the taste, the way it's presented is part of the experience. Now, the flower industry has something food fanatics might consider to enhance that experience: edible flowers.   …

Florist Quotes and Puns for Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 13th, 2019
Blog, florals for Valentines, Florist Marketing, Florist Resources, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Fun, Valentine's Day
florist-quotes-&-puns With the overwhelming amount of orders and questions that build up before Valentine’s Day, this time of year can be quite stressful for florists. Sometimes we just have to stop and smell the roses before continuing to work hard and provide the best quality service we can to our customers. Sometimes you just need to read something that is inspirational or just to put a smile on your face. Remember, laughter is the best medicine. We wanted to give you a little stress reliever and offer…