So you have chosen the rosy path of floristry for a career. And, surely, your passion for
flowers has drawn you to this profession. But, it is not all flowery and lovely, managing the
efficient delivery of professional services, is it?
Just like any other business in the world, floristry also comes with its fair share of issues that
are quite apart from artfully creating magnificent flower bouquets. You would need a steady
flow of customers, bookings for events to sustain yourself in the market. You also need to
manage the supply chain to deliver to your customers’ satisfaction. Managing the customer
database, engaging with existing and potential buyers, inventory tracking, effective handling
of Point-of-Sales (POS), and so on are the numerous aspects of your business that needs
But fret not! There are plenty of convenient software applications available at present that
can indeed make floristry a rosy path to tread for professional and aspiring florists alike.
Read along to know the 5 must-have apps that can make your life as a florist easy and make
your customers super-happy too!
Use Curate to submit proposals for events to manage every aspect of services till event
completion. At $100 a month, the application is available for Windows, Mac, Cloud, iPhone,
and iPad. The app effortlessly does all the boring stuff like invoice generation, maintaining
delivery sheets, designing attractive proposals, etc., so that you can focus on doing your
things with flower arrangements.
A simple, web-based application, Hana POS offers a range of marketing features and allows
advanced integrations with software relevant to floristry that can help you streamline your
business. Although the application pricing starts at $50 a month, however, the best part is
that a free version is available.
Track your flower delivery besides managing your orders with this app that is available for
Windows. Priced at $199, the app has a free version as well for your convenience.
Manage your clients seamlessly with HoneyBook and automate the tedious paperwork with
ease. The app is available on Cloud, Windows, Android, iOS, Mac, and Linux. Its features
include an activity dashboard, real-time notifications, billing, payment processing, email
management, social media integration, and so on. Avail of a free trial or buy services at a
starting price of $9 a month.
Use Clover to manage your retail payment system effortlessly and generate real-time transaction reports and statistics. The app will take care of the accounting system of your business. Subscribe for a free trial of the app that is deployed across a range of platforms
like Cloud, Windows, Android, iOS, etc.
Which one of these apps do you already use as a professional florist? Would you like to add
any more to the list for aspiring florists? Do tell us.
Last but not least, if you are planning to join the floristry brigade, enhance your creativity
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