Wholesale florist

- Floral designers, also called florists, cut and arrange live, dried, and silk flowers and greenery to make decorative displays. They also help customers select flowers, containers, ribbons, and other accessories.   

 Job Salary: in Texas make about $23,270 per year.  Hours Required 11 hours on the job Monday throw Friday depend on your position.

Education

people do work to earn a four year degree in horticulture to remain competitive in the job market. Many floral experts agree that hands-on experience at a nursery or greenhouse is very important for a successful career.

Needed skills

As a wholesale florist, you must have a deep understanding of flowers and plants, including how to care for them, how long they can be stored and which plants may be poisonous. You should know when flowers are in season and the best time for their availability. Wholesale florists should also have management skills to supervise employees and coordinate resources, as well as an understanding of basic business concepts involving sales, marketing, profit margins and inventory control. You also need negotiation skills to discuss and establish prices with your suppliers and customers.

Tools

  • Containers
  • Floral Foam
  • Preservatives
  • Wire
  • Tape-Green waterproof or clear
  • Cardettes- one size
  • Cards
  • Delivery Tags, Care Tags, Guarantee Tags:You may purchase these items separately, or you can create your own using a desktop publishing program. If you create your own, you can include your business name, logo and contact information. If you purchase care tags separately, you can provide more specific care for each type of plant, arrangement or gift you send out.
  • Wrapping (if you are in a cold climate, this is a must have… otherwise, it’s a “should”)


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