Floristware is pleased to announce that a special educational version of the FloristWare point-of-sale system is now available, free of charge, to schools and colleges offering floral design and florist training programs.
"In order to be successful retail florists need to be familiar with more than just design. FloristWare is committed to helping better prepare floral program students for a career in the industry by allowing them to acquire hands-on experience with a point-of-sale system," explains Mark Anderson of Floristware. "Our goal is to help retail florists - and the industry - thrive however we can."
"We're always interested in expanding our curriculum to ensure our students receive the most relevant training possible for their floral careers. The FloristWare system is great - we're excited about the opportunity to extend this practical knowledge to our students!" says Beverley Woodburn of the Academy of Floral Design - Pacific Rim - Vancouver.
Response from educators has been excellent and a variety of schools - from small floral design schools to community colleges - are already using FloristWare in the classroom and, in some cases, their associated training stores.
Susan Page of FloristWare is the initial liaison with the schools. Kathy Johnson, a retail florist and shop-owner of many years who recently left that side of the business to join FloristWare, is in charge of "practical" support - helping the schools and their students understand how they can best use a POS system like FloristWare to improve their business.
FloristWare is committed to supporting 20 schools by the time the Fall 2007 semester starts. If you are with a school or college and are interested in learning more, please contact Susan Page at 1-888-531-3012x708
FloristWare is a powerful, easy-to-use and affordable order-taking and point-of-sale system for anyone in the business of selling flowers. It saves money by streamlining and simplifying many of the time-consuming and repetitive tasks involved in running a flower shop. It also increases sales and builds customer loyalty by allowing florists to provide a higher level of customer service.
Released in July of 2005, FloristWare has been positively received by both florists and industry experts who have cited its ease of use and affordability. It allows a new user to start taking orders with no training, and pays for itself through time/money saved and increased sales.
If you would like more information about this topic please contact Mary Ann Stewart at 1-888-531-3012 x704.