Those times, they are a changin'. Is that a song? I can hear the melody in my head but I don't remember the exact words. But wow, if that is not the truth these days, I don't know what is. Years ago, if you owned a retail floral shop, you prepped your flowers, made them into pretty arrangements in your display coolers and lined up buckets and buckets of loose flowers for customers to choose from. The phone rang and you talked to customers about their needs and hung up by telling them you'd make pretty arrangement and have it delivered in a jiffy.
Then supermarkets started adding floral departments, making it less likely that you'd pick up flowers for your home at your local florist. Need flowers delivered? Yup, the florist is the best for that as most supermarkets don't deliver and so you started to gravitate towards floral services and retailers that had websites. It was important to be able to shop online and see what you were sending.Computers are great but in come the smart phones which can fit in your pocket. Not only keep you in touch with home, work, family and friends but they are a wealth of information at your finger tips. GPS, Google Searches and now shop for flowers, all in a few flicks of your fingers. Yup, there you go... Those times, they are a changin' and lucky for me, that I'm changing with it. A website - yup we've had that for years and years but now we even have our very own FloralApp that you can download onto your phone for free. I'll take credit for the categories and the selection of gifts offered but not for building the application. That is way over my head but darn if this gadget isn't convenient I don't know what is. I don't think that ordering flowers, plants and other goodies can be any easier than this.
We encourage you to download our new FloralApp and when you do, you'll be entered to win a $250 gourmet goodie basket. If you like sending gifts from our shop, we just made your day a bit easier. The link is below and there is an option for both iPhone and Droid. Our industry might be an old one but the times are changing and we are keeping up with it!