The second online business we look at was an easy decision really. The main reason was we could use the same network of suppliers. Gift-Hampers.co.nz has a nice range of gift baskets to suit many different occassions. A notable growth area is the area of New Born Baby Baskets, this is a nice and practical gift to send the parents, the hampers can include useful items for the baby as well as treats for mum and dad. You can BUY GIFT BASKETS ONLINE for business to business gratitude. The corporate sector we find to be extremely busy over the Christmas period and given the higher value of these items, they make a nice addition to our online portfolio of products for sale.
With the unemployment queue getting longer and the ability to earn a decent living becoming harder; what can you do? Well like thousands of other people we are turning to the internet and creating online delivery businesses that actually help people remain efficient in todays hectic world. Below we are going to look at online businesses created in New Zealand, not all of these are ours, but all are an honorable attempt to provide value to the customer and remove some of the resistance in shopping for products and services on the Internet.
The first one is FloristNZ.co.nz created to help people in New Zealand and around the world buy gifts and flowers online using a secure and easy website. The first part of creating this business was to find a network of professional and reliable florists. We then set about negotiating a commission that would come from the normal sale price and therefore not add to the cost for the consumer. This site has been a great success with many returning shoppers from over 20 countries successfully completing their online flower delivery in New Zealand. With beautiful arrangements like this it is easy to see why online shoppers find it easy to buy through this website. Update 2014: We have also moved into Australia Online Flowers and hope to do well by offering a great service and ordering facility across the ditch in the land of OZ:-)
We all spend arguably a few too many hours at work, so why not go the extra mile to make it an inspiring and beautiful place to work with plants and flowers. Research has shown that having flowers and plants living and breathing in your working environment can help your productivity as well as you health. Yes, your performance at work can actually be helped by flowers! Depending on the size of your office (or offices) you may want to choose a few smaller table arrangements, use of colorful bunches of flowers in glass vases can really make dull office decor look vibrant. If your have a good size reception area, or wide corridors by the elevators, having a pair of matching plants such as yukkas or parlour palm is a nice touch and can add to the professionalism of your office space.
For the desktop, having a flowering cactus or two can be a good move, one benefit there being they need much less watering then most flowers. I have even worked in an office where we made plant growing into a competition, seeing how could look after theirs the best to see how tall it would grow..! And don’t forget corporate flowers they are a valid expense, and won’t cost as much as you may think! For advice and ideas on flower displays for the office, do a search or pop in to your local florist