Florists seem to barely have a free moment. Our time is precious.. I know! So as you explore Lobiloo, let me share some tips that you may not have had the time to get to yet. These will make your life easier, give you more time and in turn, save you money as you move forward with Lobiloo as your new best friend!
-Create your titles of the arrangements first within the event (i.e. the Bridal Bouquet, Maids, Bout.’s, Corsages, Centerpieces, etc..). Then select a flower that you will be using within the event (for example Juliet Roses). Then you drag and drop that flower over into the arrangements that you will be using them in (for example, if you are using the Juliets in just the Maids bouquets and the Centerpieces you would drag them over into those two designs). Then you move onto the next flower. This way you are just pulling up the image of the flower once and it makes pulling the designs together much easier.
-The cost out can be tailored to however you like to use it for your business. You can put in the wholesale cost of each flower or the retail price. The percent markup is also a very personal decision for every florist. What I recommend is at first, after putting in your number of stems and the cost of each stem, put in what your cost would have been with your old way of doing your cost outs prior to Lobiloo. See what we tell you your percent markup is. Then you know that moving forward you can put in that percent markup and we will tell you your price for the client or you can always put in flat fees for boutonnieres and corsages if you so choose.
-Indeed you are not a bill collector, but we know that it is nice to be translucent with how much the client has paid and owes as well so that you feel comfortable charging their credit card when need be. At the bottom of the estimate page you will notice that there is a payments tab. As a client makes payments you can put this into the program and the payments will show up within the estimate for the client to see how much they have paid and how much that they still owe. This transparency makes it so that you don’t have to chase down your clients anymore for payment as there is a clear picture of what is paid and what is owed to you based on the terms of your contract that your client has signed with the terms of when their payments are due.
There are so many more features that I would be happy to review with you. So please reach out to us at Lobiloo so that we can help you figure out how Lobiloo can best be tailored for your business to save you time, money, and energy.