Florists' Thoughtsby Floranext

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! …

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…

Florists and Millennials: Marketing to New Generations

Posted on January 30th, 2019
Blog, design prepping, events, Floral Design, Floral Instagram, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, florist technology, Florist Websites, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Trends, Opening a Flower Shop, Search Engine Optimization, seo
Florists, are you marketing to the younger generations? These days it may seem as though flowers are becoming a vintage luxury that only older generations seem to care about or can afford. Currently, the trend among Millennials seems to be houseplants. Their charm is that they require little maintenance to thrive, a tempting proposition for people who live busy and fast-paced lives.  The virtual spaces that we now inhabit changes the landscape of living, requiring businesses of all kinds to quickly…

We’re Thankful for Florists!

Posted on November 21st, 2018
Floral Design, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Fun, Flower History, Flower Trends, Opening a Flower Shop
The world as we know it could never manage without florists. With the holiday season on our doorstep and all the long days it entails, we want to remind you how your work brings warmth to your community and all humankind! It may sound a bit cheesy but it's a sentiment we feel is worth exploring. Florists are behind bringing so much beauty and sweet memories into the world, and your passion for the floral industry is recognized and very deeply needed.   [caption id="attachment_12223" align="aligncenter"…

Florist Holiday Confessions – Infographic

Posted on October 24th, 2018
Blog, Christmas, Floral Holiday Tips, floral system, floral systems, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Resources, Florists' Thoughts, infographic, Opening a Flower Shop, Survey
Blog - Florist Holiday Confessions -jpg   Florists, were you surprised by the results? How do you get your floral shop ready for the holidays? Please share your recommendations, feedback, or questions below in the comment section.  Floranext Logo Floranext makes great florist software. Florist websites, floral POS, florist wedding/event proposal software, and florist technology. Let…

Florists’ Thoughts – Florist Recommendations

Posted on September 25th, 2018
Become A Floral Designer, Blog, Floral Supplies, Florist Operations, Florist Resources, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Fun, Flower Trends, infographic, Opening a Flower Shop
We would like to say thank you to all the florists who participated in our "What do Florist Recommend?" survey.    Florist Recommendations - Infographic   Florists, were you surprised by the results? What would you recommend to customers or other florists? Please share your recommendations, feedback, or questions below in the comment section. ____________ Floranext Logo Floranext makes…

Stand Up to Internet Floral Order Gatherers

Posted on October 31st, 2017
Blog, Floral Order Gatherer, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Resources, Florist Websites, Florists' Thoughts
Have you worked hard to provide quality blooms and care to all your customers, only to be forced to compete with a floral order gatherer? It can be frustrating and discouraging for florists who invest serious sweat equity into running a flower business only to see an eCommerce company to move in and pass themselves off as local florists. There are many different kinds of floral order gathers, from the larger, well-known wire services to ones that take over search engines. We will focus on the floral order gatherers who run search engine ads that knowingly deceive their consumers, and offer you ways to maximize your…

Captivating Florists to Follow on Instagram

Posted on October 25th, 2017
Blog, Floral Design, Florists for Change, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Trends, photos, Uncategorized
With beautiful imagination and bountiful skills, these designers create hypnotizing works of art. Today we'd like to pay homage to all the amazing floral artists on Instagram for bringing recognition to the floristry industry. It was difficult selecting just a few florists of Instagram to plug, but we encourage you to start following these influential floral designers. Meta Flora (@metafloranyc) …

Florists’ Thoughts: Hilarious Messages Written on Floral Arrangements

Posted on October 4th, 2017
Blog, Florist Operations, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Fun, Survey, Uncategorized
Hilarious-Messages-Floral-Arrangements Florists, have you ever been taken aback by a floral card message? With the overwhelming response to our Most Ridiculous Things Said in our "Florists' Thoughts" blog series, we thought it would be fun to launch another survey to ask florists about the most bizarre and hilarious messages they have ever had to write on floral arrangements. With a tremendous response from our readers, we will list our top 10…