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Top 5 Florist August Checklist Tips!

Posted on August 1st, 2018
design prepping, Floral Design, Floral Supplys, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Resources, florist technology, Florist Websites
As all florists know being ahead of the seasons is part of the industry. August is a great month to prepare for the fall and double-check your flower shop's needs. With June being taken over by graduations and weddings and vacations in July, August is a great month for you to dot your Is and cross your Ts for the months ahead. September tends to sneak up on florists. The rush comes in, or perhaps you had a great idea for marketing that you just couldn't get to. August is a great month to get to some organizing, marketing, and peace of mind. [caption id="attachment_11408" align="aligncenter" […]

How to Promote Your Floral Business on Instagram!

Posted on July 18th, 2018
Blog, Floral Design, Floral Instagram, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, florist technology, Florist Websites, florist-software, photos
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. [caption id="attachment_11224" […]

Opening a Flower Shop – What I Wish I Knew!

Posted on June 19th, 2018
Florist Marketing, Florist Point of Sale, Florist POS, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, florist technology, Florist Websites, Opening a Flower Shop
Opening a flower shop, like any new business, requires lots of hard work, love, and dedication. And some good information.   Open-A-Flower-Shop-What-I-Wish-I-Knew   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! Florist Marketing Online reputation is critical - Stay on top of Yelp, Google Places, […]

Top 4 Ways to Get Floral Business Reviews!

Posted on June 12th, 2018
Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Point of Sale, Florist POS, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, florist technology, Florist Websites, florist-software, seo
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 […]

4 Reasons to Use a Vanity Email

Posted on February 1st, 2018
Blog, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, florist technology, Florist Websites
Vanity emails go a long way in branding your floral business. But are they necessary? If you are still using AOL, Gmail or Yahoo as your business email you are missing out on opportunities to present your brand—as many opportunities as there are emails you send, in fact. What is a Vanity Email? Simply put, a vanity […]

Who Registered Your Floral Domain?

Posted on January 18th, 2018
Florist Ecommerce, florist technology, Florist Websites, florist-software, Search Engine Optimization
You need control of all facets of your floral business—your domain name included! florist domain name registration 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 […]

Why Google Search Results May Vary – Florist SEO

Posted on December 6th, 2017
Blog, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, florist technology, Florist Websites, seo, Uncategorized
Yikes! My Google search results are different from device to device. Before you pull your hair out, let's start by pointing out that Google search result differences from browser to browser and from device to device is fairly typical. At one time, SERPs […]

Is Your Floral Website Secure?

Posted on November 16th, 2017
Blog, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Point of Sale, Florist Resources, florist technology, Florist Websites, florist-software, Search Engine Optimization, Uncategorized
Understand HTTPS for Your Florist Website 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 […]

Introduction to Google AdWords: Florist Marketing

Posted on October 10th, 2017
Blog, Florist AdWords, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Resources, florist technology, Opening a Flower Shop, Search Engine Optimization, Uncategorized
Florists, are you bewildered by Google AdWords? We have received many questions on using Google AdWords, and we're in agreement that if you are new to the application it may look a bit daunting. We thought it beneficial to explain the mystery to some of Google AdWords and how it works. Before we begin, let's point out that Google AdWords is NOT FREE and can actually be quite pricey. So why use Google AdWords? Google AdWords makes your marketing easier by bringing […]

Simple Floral Marketing Strategies

Posted on September 13th, 2017
Blog, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, florist technology, Search Engine Optimization, seo
Simple-Floral-Marketing-Strategies  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. If […]