Reflecting on Post-Holiday Success: Insights and Strategies for Florists 

As the buzz of Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day fades, it’s the perfect time for florists to reflect, learn, and strategize for the next wave of peak seasons ahead. At FTD, we deeply value our member florists’ success, which is why we’re sharing valuable takeaways and innovative marketing ideas to keep your business thriving throughout the year. 

 Evaluating Success and Taking Action  

Take a moment to evaluate your post-holiday performance. What worked well? What challenges did you face? Use these insights to fine-tune your strategies for next year. Consider factors like inventory management, staffing, pricing strategies, and customer feedback to make informed decisions.  

Tips for Improvement  

Diversify Offerings: Expand beyond traditional holiday arrangements. Consider creating themed bundles or unique add-ons to attract a broader customer base year-round. FTD Marketplace has a wide range of add-on options like balloons, candles and much more.  

Optimize Marketing: Leverage digital platforms for targeted advertising and email campaigns. Use social media to showcase your work, engage with customers, and promote special offers.  

Enhance Customer Experience: Focus on exceptional service, personalized recommendations, and timely delivery to build customer loyalty and positive reviews. Learn more about how to do this from independent retail expert Bob Negen in his insightful webinar series here 

Review Pricing Strategy: Analyze your pricing structure to ensure competitiveness without compromising quality. Consider package deals or loyalty programs to incentivize repeat business.  

 Creative Marketing Ideas for the Slow Season  

Extended Hours During Community Events: Capitalize on local events by extending your store hours. Offer event-themed promotions, discounts, or exclusive arrangements to attract attendees.  

Sidewalk Sale Days: Host a sidewalk sale to showcase discounted items, clearance stock, or seasonal specials. Use eye-catching signage and social media teasers to drive foot traffic.  

Collaborate with Local Businesses: Partner with nearby businesses like cafes, boutiques, or event planners for cross-promotions, joint events, or co-branded marketing initiatives.  

Visibility into Community Events: Stay informed about upcoming community events and sponsorships. Participate in fundraisers, festivals, or charity drives to boost brand visibility and support local causes.  

 FTD’s Commitment to Your Success  

At FTD, we’re committed to empowering our member florists with resources, insights, and support to thrive in a competitive market with our innovative marketing tools, like our Mercury Technology solutions, we’re here to help you succeed year-round. As you reflect on the post-holiday period and prepare for the future, remember that every challenge is an opportunity for growth! 


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