Why We Suggest This!

While we at Smith's truly appreciate your business, we also feel it our responsibility

to look out for not only your interests, but also the interests of our fellow florists.

Today, more than ever traditional florists work on razor thin margins, and face more

and more indirect competition from companies that have never touched a stem.  Even FTD,

the once great association of retail florists is today nothing much more than a reseller that

keeps upward of 30% of consumer and florist dollars on every order placed with them.

When you order online at a non-florist, like FTD,com or any of the other non-florist order brokers

the florist that fills your order receives only about 68 cents on the dollar.

The same thing happens if we take the order, and transfer it to another florist on your behalf.

Smith's Flowers would rather direct you to a quality local florist in the destination city of your floral gift, giving you not only much more control of what is ordered, how much you spend and the ability to convey the emotion you want your floral gift to say, but also giving the filling florist 100% of the dollars they deserve to fulfill your order.

To that end, we would be more than happy to give you the number of a good, quality local florist for you to contact directly.  You may call us at 631-0470 during normal business hours or go to the"Florists We Recommend" or  "Find a Local Florist" page here on our site for more information on how to find a local florist, and links to more helpful information.

As always, we value each and every one of our customers, and thank you

for your years of ongoing support. 

As the world changes so must we, and this is a change we are making

for your benefit and the benefit of the floral industry as a whole.

Thank you for your business!

Comment by Bennetta & Kevin | 2009-02-18
Very impressive design and it looks great Mark.
Congrats to you and the Strider staff.

Bennetta and Kevin
Comment by Glenn Patton | 2009-03-11
Well said and very accurate statement.I Wish the word would get out to all the florists. This is a lot of money lost to the florist though out the year.If all the florist would do this... We the florist could survive these economic times.
Comment by Nicole Silk | 2009-04-14
Thanks so much for this great article please visit our web site at www.carouselflorist.com and read our " did you know section" We have been in business for over 40 years It florists like you who continue to provide education to our customers and keep our florist economy strong. Thanks again
Nicole Silk
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