Posted: 17/10/2015 at 12:18
Thanks James for your compliment re enterprising, means a lot as I'm running my own business in my first year of trading. The discussion seems to have moved on to online floristry and I sort of got lost in the detail of your idea.
I don't buy cut flowers as I use my own, but Dove has hit on a good point there re long straight stems and undamaged flowers, customers can be very picky when spending their money as we all are. Everybody expects the best quality at the cheapest price.
I don't have a web site yet, this might change. Primarily my selling is face to face with regular market stalls as well as offices. I do sell on line as well where I think good feedback is really important. I haven't sold plants this way but it's something to think about. Whilst I'm making money online, be aware of fees and payment processing etc, over time can eat into profits on what might be already small margins. The benefits of online selling means that you don't have to worry about transport and lugging your stock about all the time
Wish you all the best in your endeavours, nothing beats making your own cash, just be aware that there are highs and lows. I found that I'm not making as much as I thought I would and it's much harder work but I love it.
I'm only just starting out but if there is anything I can help with just let me know