Opening a Flower Shopby Floranext

Priming Your Floral Business for Sale

Posted on September 25th, 2019
Floral Design, Floral Supplies, floral system, floral systems, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Operations, Opening a Flower Shop
As a business owner, there may come a time to embark on a new adventure! You might have also found that your business is ripe for sale! The general technical term of selling and buying a business is “mergers and acquisitions,” commonly shortened to M&A, and this process can take a fairly long time to process, anywhere from 6 months to several years. However, in order to actually sell your business, you should prime your business so that potential buyers will surely buy it and you…

What to Look for When Buying a Flower Shop

Posted on September 4th, 2019
Become A Floral Designer, floral system, Florist Deliveries, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, florist technology, Opening a Flower Shop
Are you looking to purchase a flower shop? Whether you are looking forward to getting started in the floral industry or you're looking to expand, buying a flower shop carries with it a lot of advantages over starting from scratch. Buying a flower shop saves you the struggle of a new business: building costs, hiring capable staff, acquiring equipment, and building your reputation. All it takes is ensuring that the shop you’re buying is worth your investment. Here are a few things you…

What’s Around the Corner for Florists in Social Media

Posted on July 24th, 2019
Blog, Floral Instagram, Florist AdWords, florist technology, Florist Websites, Opening a Flower Shop, Search Engine Optimization, seo
Online advertising, online promotions, and online visibility are all musts to stay relevant with your target audience. Facebook has had the biggest user base among all social media networks, boasting 2 billion users globally. However, the story is dim for Facebook’s younger user base in the United States. For the past two years, Facebook has lost 15 million users, and the majority of them are teenagers and…

Mother’s Day 2019 Survey Results!

Posted on May 22nd, 2019
Blog, Design Prepping, Floral Holiday Tips, Floral Supplies, Florist Deliveries, Florist Delivery, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Trends, Mother's Day, Opening a Flower Shop, Survey
The 2019 Florist Mother’s Day Survey Results Are In!   2019 Florist Survey Results for MDAY - final A big thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Mother’s Day survey. Once again we received a strong response from our readers and members. Results were based on the 347 retail surveyed by Floranext between May 15th through February 22nd. Were 2019 Mother’s Day Sales Better Than Last Year? Lower – 18.1% Same – 20.5% Higher – 61.4% Were Mother’s Day In-Store Retail…

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…

Florist SEO: Knowing the Basics

Posted on January 9th, 2019
Blog, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Resources, florist technology, Florist Websites, Opening a Flower Shop, Search Engine Optimization, seo
What is SEO, why is it important, and why should florists care? Search Engine Optimization or SEO refers to the process used to improve a website’s position on search engine results pages (SERPs) on search engines such as Google, Yahoo, or Bing. Having an SEO strategy for your floral business can help draw customers to your website and grow sales and revenue. Working on SEO can sound like a headache, and there are a lot of myths about SEO, but once you understand the basics you will be on your way to starting your own SEO strategy.…

Graphic Design Resources for Florists

Posted on November 29th, 2018
Become A Floral Designer, Blog, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, florist technology, Opening a Flower Shop, Search Engine Optimization, seo
Graphic-design-resources-for-florists In this age of technology, florists need to step up their design game to stand out from the competition. Below are some design resources for florists to help you brand your business. As a florist, you have a good idea of what makes a beautiful floral arrangement, and how to communicate with types of flowers and their placement. The next step is to achieve awareness of your floral brand. You need to look different, striking,…

Six Things Every Florist Should Sell in 2019

Posted on November 28th, 2018
Blog, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, Opening a Flower Shop
 It's sometimes surprising how many florists sell only flowers in their shops! This is not to say that only selling flowers is passé, however we want to encourage all florists to carry various items that demand little-to-no design time and offer a long shelf-life to boost retail sale profits. Another point is that owning a flower shop gives you a huge advantage in the retail business market. Florists can carry and sell various gift items in their stores while maintaining the flower shop nostalgia. In this blog, we'll discuss the products customers are gravitating…

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"…

In Lieu of Flowers – Florists Unite

Posted on November 7th, 2018
Blog, events, Floral Design, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, Funeral, Opening a Flower Shop, Sympathy
Florist-Unite-In-Lea-Of-Flowers 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…