We know it's hard growing flowers. It rains when you don't want it, it doesn't rain when when you do want it. Mud. Wind. Frost. And all those pests. Growing flowers - and growing to the high quality expected by your clients - is a difficult job.
Then all that admin and dealing with customer enquiries ... backwards and forwards with emails to say what varieties are in bloom, colours, size, how many are available. And finally once the sale is made it's time to invoice and collect your hard won payment.
Flower Scout is an online marketplace designed for growers, by growers. It's here to help take the pain out the process. Okay, we can't help with the digging or the weeds, but we can provide a trusted platform for you to display and sell your beautiful flowers as they come into bloom.
Simply add your availability info - most growers do it weekly - and our real-time updates take the hassle out of order management. You're in total control of what you have available and can change and update it anytime you like.
You decide how much your flowers are worth by setting your own pricing and a minimum order amount.
We regularly email florists promoting seasonal availability and when a sale is made you receive an email with all the details. Growers often use this as their 'pick list' making it easy and clear about what exactly has been ordered.
And there's no need to worry about chasing up payment - all sales are paid for at time of order through a secure payment gateway. Funds are deposited straight into your bank account every couple of weeks.
We want to help growers reap the benefits of your hard work and have aimed to keep platform fees to an absolute minimum. With wholesalers normally taking about 50% of stem costs to florists and Flower Scout fees are pegged at about a fifth of this, so the vast majority of what you sell goes to you.
Since Flower Scout launched in 2019 we have developed the platform in consultation with independent growers and florists. There's more to do, and our aim is to make selling and buying flowers for each of these groups as easy, frictionless and cost effective as possible.
We want to help you take your sales to florists to the next level. Please get in touch with any questions you might have about how Flower Scout can help you.