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Why Flowers Cost More from a Flower Shop

Posted by Amelia Hollis on

The Store

Our journey begins with finding the perfect sanctuary for our beloved flowers - a space that not only houses their vibrant beauty but also serves as a haven for flower enthusiasts like you. Our shop, nestled in the heart of Woombye Sunshine Coast, is not just a place to sell flowers; it's where dreams take root and come to life.


Imagine stepping into a world where nature's wonders are showcased in all their glory. Our shop is more than just four walls; it's a haven of fragrance, colour, and inspiration. Here, every bloom tells a story, and every bouquet is a work of art waiting to be discovered.


Blossoming with Costs

Of course, creating this floral paradise comes with its own set of costs. We believe in transparency and want you to know that running our shop involves several essential expenses:

  • Shop Rent: To maintain this beautiful space and bring you the finest selection of flowers, we invest in a welcoming environment that embraces you with its warmth.
  • Power & Water Bills: Every petal in our shop needs the perfect temperature and hydration to thrive. Our power and water bills ensure that our blooms are always fresh, vibrant, and ready to brighten your day.
  • Business Insurance: Just one of the un fun expenses of running a business.


The Stock

Once we've secured our beautiful shop, the next step is to fill it with the heart and soul of our business - fresh, vibrant flowers. While we do offer an array of lasting gifts, it's our dedication to providing you with the freshest blooms that truly sets us apart.


With over 12 years of experience in the floral industry, we've mastered the art of ordering. We understand that fresh flowers are the lifeblood of our business, and we spare no expense to ensure that our inventory is nothing short of spectacular.

Our meticulous approach to ordering allows us to keep waste to an absolute minimum. How do we achieve this? Well, it's all about timing. Instead of stockpiling, we make daily visits to our trusted local flower farms. This means we purchase only what we need for the day, ensuring that every petal you receive is at the peak of its beauty and freshness.


The Florist

Running a flower shop is a labor of love, and it takes a phenomenal team to make it flourish. When you choose to purchase from a flower shop, you're not just buying a bouquet; you're investing in the expertise of a qualified, trained florist. However, the commitment to excellence comes with its own set of costs:

1. Wages: Behind every exquisite arrangement is a team of passionate floral artisans who pour their creativity and skill into crafting the perfect bouquet. Ensuring fair compensation for their talent and dedication is a priority for us.

2. Super: We believe in supporting our team's financial well-being, which includes providing superannuation benefits. It's our way of ensuring that our team members have a secure future while they continue to create beautiful moments with flowers.

3. Work Cover: Safety and security are paramount in our flower shop. We invest in Work Cover to protect our talented florists, providing them with peace of mind while they work their magic with delicate blooms.


Purchasing the Flowers

Ensuring our customers have seamless ways to purchase our flowers is a top priority. Behind the scenes, making these options available involves an investment because, as the saying goes, to make money, you often need to spend money. Here are some of the expenses we incur to offer you multiple payment methods:


1. Eftpos Charges: We understand that convenience matters, and many of our customers prefer the ease of electronic payments. To accommodate this preference, we incur Eftpos charges to provide you with secure and hassle-free payment options.

2. Website Expenses: Our online platform is your digital gateway to our world of flowers. From browsing our selection to placing orders, our website serves as a convenient and user-friendly space for flower enthusiasts. Maintaining and enhancing this virtual experience involves ongoing expenses.

3. Advertising Costs: Our commitment to reaching out to our valued customers and introducing them to our beautiful blooms means we invest in advertising. We want you to know about our latest offerings, seasonal specials, and promotions that brighten your days.

4. Having a Shopfront: Our physical shopfront is your haven for experiencing the beauty of our flowers in person. It's where you can immerse yourself in the colours and fragrances of our blooms. Renting and maintaining this space comes at a cost, but it's an essential part of our commitment to providing you with the best floral experience.


Support your Local Flower Shop

We understand that you might wonder why we can't offer $25 bunches by competing with larger retailers or market florists. While we wish we could spend our days immersed in the beauty of flowers and revealing in substantial profits, there's more to the story.

The prices we set are not intended to exploit our customers; they are essential to sustain our small business. We want to be transparent about why we must maintain these price points:


1. Quality Above All: We prioritise the freshness and quality of our flowers above everything else. Unlike mass-produced bouquets, each arrangement we create is a work of art. We source the finest blooms, hand-selecting and arranging them to ensure every petal radiates beauty.

2. Supporting Local Growers: We are dedicated to supporting local flower growers, and this commitment comes with a cost. By sourcing locally, we contribute to the sustainability of our community and ensure that you receive the freshest and most exquisite flowers.

3. Skilled Artistry: Our talented florists pour their expertise and creativity into every arrangement they craft. Each bouquet is a masterpiece, reflecting the passion and skill of our team. Fair compensation for their artistry is a non-negotiable aspect of our business model.

4. Maintaining Our Shop: Our small shop is more than just a place of business; it's a sanctuary for flowers and a haven for flower lovers like you. Rent, utilities, and maintenance costs are necessary to provide you with a welcoming and beautiful space to explore our blooms.


While we may not offer bargain-bin prices, what we provide is a commitment to excellence, sustainability, and the art of floristry. We invite you to join us in celebrating the beauty of flowers, supporting local growers, and investing in quality that lasts. Every purchase you make with us not only brightens your world but also helps our little business thrive. Thank you for being a part of our floral journey.

You can place your flower order HERE

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