A flower arrangement is a very popular gift to give to a woman on any major holiday- or even to say “I love you,” or “I’m sorry.” Since it puts the attention on her at work, it’s even more special when you have them brought to her there. Since men in Bismarck, ND are never going to cease to try to please their women, it’s a great idea to start a flower delivery Bismarck ND. Following are some tips for getting started.
First of all, of course, you will want to take the time to do some research to find out what types of flowers you can get on a regular/seasonal basis and which arrangements are the most popular as well as the prices of some of your local competitors.
Armed with this information, you’ll want to rent a shop where you can set up your business. You’ll want to have an area for retail in the front where displays are set up as well as coolers that have your best arrangements, and a desk where your customers can place their orders. Then, you’ll also want to have an area in the back where you and your employees can put together the arrangements.
Figure out the best places to get your supplies. There are a variety of nurseries where you can get your flowers. You’ll want to order a very minimal amount of stock when you’re first getting started- as you get more well-known and start doing more business, you can always order more. In addition, you’ll want to be sure to have a selection of baskets and vases as well as cards/holders, ribbons, and bows for your arrangements.
Next, it’s a great idea to build a website. Since there will most likely be lots of customers that order online, you’ll want to create a website that shows off your most popular arrangements and put a secure shopping cart on your site so that customers will be able to pay using their credit card.
Advertise wherever you are able- place ads in magazines and coupon books, make sure that your website is listed on Google Maps, pass out business cards everywhere you go and see if local businesses will allow you to place your flyers. You’ll want to be sure that you have a few delivery vans if you have multiple delivery people and make sure that your business info is printed on it.
Finally, when you are in Bismarck, ND and you wish to start a business offering flower delivery Bismarck ND, you are going to need some employees. You’ll need someone to handle your ordering, someone to do the arrangements, someone to stock, and some delivery drivers. You may also wish to hire an accountant to take care of the finances for you.