Flower & business design insights, inspiration, and advise for the modern day florist (or wannabe florist).
Important link between the grower and the retailer. Wholesaler purchases flowers from all around the world and sells them to local shops. In addition to cut flowers greens, they also supply plants giftware and related supplies such as a ribbon wire and accessories. Jobs in
TRADITIONAL BRICK AND MORTAR
Traditional shop that offers regular and special deliver set ups for special events. Charge accounts and wire serve products. Availability includes fresh flowers, blooming plants, balloons, novelty giftware, silks and dried arrangements. Full Service Shop
Purchased from a parent company and operated according to their roles. Products are priced high, the owner may have to pay a % of the gross sales to the parent company. In spite of higher costs. Franchise provides business with instant recognition
CASH AND CARRY
Cash and carry operations which offer a wide variety of flowers by stem or bunch. Usually do not offer design services or delivery. Usually located in a high traffic area. In larger cities, either in a building or on the street.
Located in general merchandise chain store or grocery store. Offers fresh arrangements, potted plants, balloons, cut flowers by the stem bunch, cash + carry operations do not offer delivery.
Job includes hiring, training, supervising, and others include planning work schedule ordering supplies and flowers coordinating sale promotions, and advertising. Keeping shop records, pricing products. May also work as a designer and sales supervisor.
May be assigned to either telephone sales or direct customer sales. Has a vital job usually determining if customers will come back. Requires training and daily prep. Must have knowledge of items they are trying to sell. Suggest appropriate items to customers have a friendly + warm attitude.
Training to be a designer. Work with designer and area able to observe construction of floral designs. Coordinate designers orders keeping adequate materials on hand prepare container select wire construct bows fill out card and prepares product for delivery. May become a designer after 6 months to a year.
Well groomed and mannered. May include packaging orders and loading flowers into truck. Should be familiar with area to make delivery efficient. Must be able to fix flowers during deliveries. May be asked to perform other tasks in spare time. Well groomed and mannered. May include packaging orders and loading flowers into truck. Should be familiar with area to make delivery efficient. Must be able to fix flowers during deliveries. May be asked to perform other tasks in spare time.
A floral designer who is known for a particular style or niche of floral arranging. For instance a florist who designs for only weddings, or funerals, or corporate clients.