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…
A 4,000-year-old trend is making its rounds again!
That's right—preserving or drying flowers date back 4,000 years ago to the Egyptians. These dried flowers were presented in funeral ceremonies, with each flower being chosen for a symbolic meaning within their religion.
From Ancient Egypt to Victorian England, dried flowers are making their way back in 2019. The growing DIY movement and popularity of natural products is allowing dried florals to see a new light.
This is a great opportunity to let customers know after receiving or purchasing a fresh…
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…
Florists, now is the time to start preparing for Valentine's Day!
It is important to be ahead of the Valentine's Day flower rush! Valentine's Day is one of the busiest and possibly the most profitable holiday of the year next to Mother's Day.
Read on for a step-by-step checklist to help you maintain organization, increase your flower shop profits, and have a smooth, successful Valentine's Day.
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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.…
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,…
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…
Running a flower shop is no small task - what can you do to cut corners and make life a bit easier? Here are a few indispensable iPhone and Android apps that will increase your flower business productivity, save you time, and help you grow your sales.
All of these apps are free and available on iOS and Android. Happy downloading!
Here is our list of some of the top apps to help your business get down to business. What other apps do you use - let us know!
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…
Halloween is one of the top holidays for business retailers, with sales outperforming every holiday other than Christmas.
An ever-increasing number of individuals share in this fun occasion by spending millions of dollars per year on sweets, home decor, costumes, and more. Couldn't florists take advantage of Halloween?
Is it because of lack of inspiration or interest, or is Halloween outside the brand? Not everything needs to be in black and white...or purple and orange!