Promoting on Instagram is a great way to gain new customers and grow your floral brand!
So why aren't more floral professionals taking advantage of the Instagram community to market their flower business? Perhaps because some floral professionals don't know how to utilize Instagram to its fullest advantage.
With Instagram reaching 1 billion active monthly users this past month, it's important to understand this audience. Instagram is a trendy social media platform with a lot of influence. Read on for some easy ways to get started promoting your floral business on Instagram.
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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 […]
You are a creative and passionate florist, but have you ever considered specializing?
More and more, floral professionals are opting to focus their love of flower design into only catering to wedding/events flower arrangements. Specializing as an event florist can be very advantageous as it allows you to fully build your brand and perfect your craft. If you are currently a full-service florist then perhaps you may want to consider maximizing your wedding/event profits. In the US alone there is an average of 2.3 million weddings, and approximately $72 billion is spent on weddings each year.
You need control of all facets of your floral business—your domain name included!
In 2018, e-commerce sales are projected to reach over $400 billion. Now is the time to understand and pay close attention to your floral business website and know if you truly have the upper hand.
A brick-and-mortar flower shop would never allow another company to partially own their storefront, and the same goes for your website domain name. Your floral website domain holds valuable history—if you are just starting out in the flower business you may feel overwhelmed by your hosting options, and with […]
If you don't understand how secure websites work, you are not alone.
So what are HTTP and HTTPS websites? HTTP is short for hypertext transfer protocol, and HTTPS adds an S for secure: secure hypertext transfer protocol. Is your eCommerce website HTTP or HTTPS? And if you don't know, how can you tell?
HTTPS uses a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to encrypt data transmitted over your website. SSL provides a coded encryption which scrambles the information into a series of random characters and once […]
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 […]
An easy way to get the most out of your eCommerce sales.
No question that in this day and age every florist who offers everyday retail must have an eCommerce (commercial transactions conducted electronically on the Internet) website.
In this blog, let's talk about floral websites best practices, ways of improving SEO (search engine optimization), content, user friendliness, and some other vital information on maximizing your eCommerce website.
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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.
Want to own a flower shop for very little start up costs? Now is your chance!
There are so many creative ways to open up a flower shop business. Take a look at these easy, fast, and for very little cost ideas to help open a flower shop or continue your business growth.
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Do you know your Florist SEO?
Search engine optimization (SEO) for flower shops is a way of increasing traffic to your online store by placing your website on the first-page of search engines (Google, Yahoo, etc).
Having an organic search result of 3, 2 or 1 will […]