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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-floristsIn 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,…

Why Having Two or More Floral Websites is a Bad Idea

Posted on September 19th, 2018
Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Websites, Search Engine Optimization, seo
Are you thinking of adding another floral website?If your current floral website is doing well for sales, the idea may have crossed your mind that if you had another floral website, you could dominate your local area and make even more money. Or maybe you signed up with a well-known wire service and they encouraged you to get a second floral website. Are there any drawbacks to running two ecommerce websites?Unfortunately, the answer is unequivocally yes. Having more than one website is a negative for any business. There are many reasons for this, and we will break them down…

Top 8 Social Media Sites For Florists

Posted on September 5th, 2018
Blog, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Resources, florist technology, Florist Websites, infographic, Search Engine Optimization, seo
Top 8 Social Media Sites For FloristsInfographic-Top-8-Social-Media-Sites-For-Florists In this blog, we want to narrow it down to the top 8 social media sites for florists and explain the Ins and Outs of their operations and why they are crucial and matter in the floral industry.Check out our infographic for quick and easy reference…

Must-Dos When Your Flower Shop Gets a Bad Review

Posted on February 7th, 2018
Blog, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Search Engine Optimization, seo
"Help, someone left me a bad review online!"So what do you do? First, remember that any business on Yelp, Facebook, or Google may get an occasional bad review. It's unreasonable for a florist to expect a perfect 5-star review every time. And sometimes a less-than-perfect review can actually be helpful to your floral business!But even so, there are a few important steps you should take whenever you receive a poor review online.…

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 registrationIn 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…

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 WebsiteIf 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…

Four Tips for Becoming a Floral Designer

Posted on October 18th, 2017
Become A Floral Designer, Blog, design prepping, Floral Design, Opening a Flower Shop, Search Engine Optimization, Uncategorized
So you have a knack for arranging blooms. With a deep appreciation for flowers, floral design is a fun and exciting endeavor.Many florists start their careers after years of daydreaming about venturing into the world of floral design. Florists are like miracle workers, bringing endless smiles and emotional well-being to recipients. It's a no-brainer, if you love floral design, then become a florist!Before starting your journey, there are a few things you should consider. Floral designing is an art, and however effortless a good florist makes their work appear, trust us…

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…