Shopping for a floral POS system for your flower shop is tough!
There are so many different systems and variations of those systems it’s hard to even keep them all straight. Because the process of researching and comparing systems is so demanding some of the most important questions are often never even asked. Other important questions never even occur to the ﬂorist.
Here is a great example. Let’s say you buy a system and use it to aggressively collect valuable marketing information from your customers - after all, that’s one of the reasons you bought a POS system. After a few years you have an impressive database of customers, reminders, etc. You’re using this information to market to them through phone calls, e-mails, postcards, etc.
Now you decide you want to switch POS systems and, of course, you want to take the data you have collected and put it into your new system. Will your existing system let you? You may be surprised by the answer. There are some systems that won’t let you export your data so you can move it to a new system. This is something you need to know before you make a decision! Unfortunately it is also a question that many florists don't think to ask.
To avoid these pitfalls and help you make an informed decision we have prepared this worksheet. We encourage you to get solid answers to every single one of the questions before you make a decision. We have already entered the answers for FloristWare.
Yes - it will take some work. This is however one of the most important decisions you will ever make concerning your business and you should not make it lightly. If you have any doubts we will put you in touch with countless ﬂorists who were saddled with expensive systems they hate using because they didn’t ask the right questions.
A free worksheet designed to help florists get the information needed to properly evaluate and compare floral POS systems (and avoid the most common traps).
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