"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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
With over 1 billion daily users worldwide, it is of great importance, that all floral business owners have a Facebook business page.
Facebook allows you to create an abundant of visibility for your floral brand, drives traffic to your website, raises your SEO (Search Engine Optimization), allows for customer interaction and many other valuable reasons.
We hear time and time again how difficult Facebook can be to understand and navigate. One of the most asked questions is "How do I create a Facebook […]
Google My Business is one of the best ways to promote and create optimal visibility for your floral business or any business for that matter.
Google My Business which was formally called Google Places is the ultimate platform for listing your flower shop on google search, maps, and Google + seamlessly all in one place.
Google My Business allows you to unite with your customers by essentially increasing your business presence on Google making […]
Once thought of as a fad, social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter has certainly proven naysayers wrong.
Floral business owners have taken advantage of the growth possibilities that social media has to offer. Beyond that social media, communities have led to an influx of new floral enthusiasts. In other words, social media is helping floral designers get the respect and credibility that has been long overdue.
If you are using Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for your floral […]
Booking weddings are still one of the best ways to increase your overall flower shop profit.
Surprisingly, some florists do not take booking wedding clients too seriously or rather opt not to deal with the hassle of booking a wedding. Unfortunately, regardless of how much money your flower business makes, this is a big mistake as booking weddings bring in substantial profits and have proven to ensure future flower shop profits.
In this […]