Whilst many industries seemed to have soared ahead as a result of the tech boom we have seen over the last 20 years, not all required the boost that software developments delivered. With regards to floristry, for example, this still has something of a traditional feel about it. Flower deliveries after all have taken place for decades, and the only thing which really changed has been the emergence of online ordering. With this being said, however, and much like many small businesses, the software can be used to make things better for those running a floristry business.
Large scale businesses in this field such as Pearsons Florist, rely on powerful software to manage their operations. Smaller businesses can learn a lot from these kinds of businesses, and use the same software to deliver increased productivity and better service to their customers. Here are some examples of software that florists can use.
Details Flower Software
This is one of the finest software suites for any florist, and it is a purpose-built platform that provides a wealth of solutions to large and small operations. Flower shop owners can use this software to do simple stuff such as tracking sales and managing costs; they can also perform high-level tasks like managing inventory, working out margins and dealing with international sales. The team at Details has worked with some of the big hitters in the florist industry in order to design software that worked perfectly for those in the sector.
FloristWare is a great option for small florists around the country. This is a low-cost piece of software that actually packs quite a punch for both online and offline sales. At the heart of this software is a Point-of-Sale function that enables the digitalization of everything that goes through the business. Additionally, however, users can count on a pretty impressive Customer Relationship Management feature, which helps companies stay on top of customer care. This software focuses less on the numbers side of things, and more on helping you to increase customer relations and drive more sales to the business.
Floranext will help you to maintain and improve your online presence, as well as helping you to seamlessly integrate what is sold in the store, with the information which you keep online. For those florists who are looking to add a level of E-commerce to the business, this is the perfect option for you. Floranext is built by florists and it is designed to help any business launch online and manage its sales through a well-built E-commerce platform.
BloomNation is yet another one-stop-shop that will take care of all of your daily needs in the business. This software package offers a POS portal, an E-commerce management platform and it can also be integrated with other software so that you can manage inventory and track orders coming in and out of the business. The target market of BloomNation is very much small businesses, and each aspect of the software package has been created with those florists in mind. This is a software suite that is updated on a regular basis and which has a dedicated team that is always looking to add tools and features to the package to help its customers be the best they can be.
There are many software choices to choose from and these are the top picks for us. The choice will come down to what you are looking to spend and where your business fits within the floristry landscape, in terms of size and customer base.