The FMI Farms Experience: Anything BUT Status Quo

As a florist, one of the toughest problems you face is meeting the need to replenish your inventory consistently and quickly. When a customer enters your shop on a Friday afternoon looking for ranunculus and you don’t have any in stock, she is not going to happily settle for last Monday’s gerbers. That’s why it’s so important to find a wholesale flower supplier who is able to respond quickly to your restocking needs, while also making sure that you receive a consistently high-quality product.

How’s your current wholesale flower buying experience?

If you are buying from a local wholesaler, chances are you have experienced some or all of the following headaches:

  • Unreliability
  • Unprofessionalism
  • Inconsistency in quality
  • Inconsistency in variety
  • Inefficiency of ordering

When dealing with a local broker, problems inevitably arise and these are just some of the hazards.

Now, it might make sense for an individual who enjoys heading to her neighborhood’s Farmer’s Market and wants to support her local farmers to put up with some of these headaches when buying organically grown tomatoes, for instance. But few experiences are worse for a florist than having to tell a bride that the peonies she has her heart set on aren’t available. Or worrying that you won’t be able to get enough callas to fill your orders because the hail storm last month took out the local crop.

As a business owner, you simply don’t have the time to deal with these types of issues while also keeping up with the daily demands of running your shop. And more importantly, as a retail floral professional, you should expect more from the suppliers with whom you do business.

No matter how well you take care of your stock, if the handling of your flowers from harvest to delivery is not up to par, there’s no way your flowers will look their best. Fortunately, you don’t have to settle for the status quo.

The FMI Farms experience is anything BUT status quo.

When you work with FMI Farms, you get a flower wholesale supplier whose entire staff understands that you are selling one of the most high-maintenance retail items out there. We treat your flowers as if they are headed to our own retail shop.

So what does the FMI experience look like?

There are 5 key advantages you gain when you work with FMI:

1. Reliability

With over 10 years of experience in the flower industry, our wholesale dutch flower staff is here to make your buying experience as pleasant and as simple as possible. We’re here to answer any questions you have. Everything from tips for keeping your stock looking fresher longer, to expert advice about which varieties to stock during different seasons.

2. Professionalism

Our experienced staff is not only reliable, but also professional. Our goal is to be outstanding so that you can be outstanding. That’s why our customer service staff has been described as the best  in the flower industry. Call us today at 1-866-916-5360 and experience the FMI Farms difference for yourself. Or if you would like to take a tour of our facility, contact us today. We would love to meet you.

3. Consistency in Quality

Issues inherent with perishability make consistency in quality a challenge for flower wholesale suppliers. At FMI Farms, we are up to the challenge. Our experienced warehouse, quality control, receiving, and shipping staff inspects each and every refrigerated shipment our facility receives so that you receive the freshest possible flowers bunched properly.

4. Consistency in Variety

Our connection to the wholesale Dutch flower market means we offer the greatest variety of Dutch flowers throughout the year. Instead of dealing with the hassle of using different growers for different varieties, you can get hundreds of varieties in one place. Need succulents? No problem. How about dried flowers? We have those too.

5. Efficiency of Ordering

With our new Webshop, ordering your wholesale flowers has never been easier. You can keep track of complex repeat orders, monitor inventory levels, and place orders on your mobile device, right from your shop floor. Simply create a username and password and you’re on your way to ordering flowers by the bunch with the click of a button. Our helpful customer service representatives would be happy to assist you in getting started.

Let’s face it. In every business, there are things that you love doing and things that you would rather not have to do. The floristry business is no exception. While you love the freedom that comes with managing your own shop and the joy of bringing smiles to the faces of your customers, you could do without all the pressures that come with ordering, stocking, and selling a very delicate product. FMI is here to take some of that pressure off of you.

As a busy flower shop owner, it just isn’t always convenient or realistic to buy wholesale flowers from local growers. Add to this, the fact that your competition is very likely taking advantage of the floral industry’s global reach (according to flower industry findings, over 60% of cut flowers sold in the US are shipped from around the world) and it simply doesn’t make good business sense for you to try to source your wholesale flowers locally.

Imagine yourself sitting in your favorite comfy chair in front of your computer with a warm cup of coffee in your hand. You are browsing FMI Farms’ new webshop and adding online flowers to your virtual cart. In minutes, you can scroll through hundreds of varieties of wholesale dutch flowers and choose the wholesale flowers that you know your customers want.

At FMI Farms, we don’t just want you to imagine being able to do more of the stuff you love and less of the stuff you’d rather not do, we are here to make this dream a reality for you. That’s why our new webshop was designed with you in mind. It makes ordering online flowers a breeze, so you can get back to doing what you love–running your business.

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