A florist is a person designing flower arrangements and selling them. The florist takes care of flower arrangements, which is an art of making bouquets, composition of ornamental grass, herbs, foliages and flowers resulting in a beautiful design.
Nowadays there are numerous online florists in the internet. There are disadvantages and advantages in going directly to a local florist than to the online florist. Spending a few dollars less getting a flower arrangement comparable to the internet florist is possible. A local florist will give a more personalized service. Whereas an Internet florist having an international or national network will provide a service that is more reliable, and placing the order is faster and easier. A local florist will have a real inventory, which will be shown physically to the customer along with their real prices. Since each affiliated florist is owned and operated independently, the Internet sites can only make a guess of available designs and their exact cost. For further information regarding this, feel free to visit them at Flowers in a box.
The Internet online florists charge a fee to process each order and subsequently pass the order to a real florist to execute it. The actual florist supplying and delivering the flowers gets only a percentage of what is actually paid by the customer and the real value of the order gets decreased in each stage of the processing. While a customer pays USD 60 for the order, the value of the flowers delivered will be worth somewhere around USD 45 only. Of late, call centers are handling the order placed through an online florist network. They lack real knowledge about flowers and their arrangements. Their information is confined to few pictures and scant details. A call direct to the real florist eliminates the usual occurrences of misunderstandings and mistakes.
Florists are persons working with flowers, at a retail level generally. The flower-only shops include online stores, telephone orders, sales, and a florist shop. Garden supply stores and supermarkets are also functioning as a retail florist. Among their large product range, flowers are also included now.
Since 1998, there is a decline of more than twenty percent in independently owned traditional flower shops or florists in North America due to the advent of the World Wide Web and Internet marketing. Floral wire services and online flower delivery ordering are replacing the mortar and brick retail arrangements of a florist.
A large collection of flowers is stocked in a florist shop. They usually spill out in to street or a display will be made using large plate glass windows. To keep the flowers fresh, they will be kept in water using plastic bulbs, containers and sleeves.
Knowledge in complicated arrangements of flowers along with know-how on forming bouquets and wreaths is very important for a florist. Besides stocking the different flowers available in the season locally, florists also import blossoms from various cities and towns of the globe. The most common varieties stocked by florist include lilies, irises, tulips and roses.