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Well it’s been awhile since I posted. We are going through the summer doldrums and trying to stay busy. Things are changing all the time in the florist business and it gets harder and harder to keep going. It is sad to see what is happening in our industry as the “order gatherers” dupe the public into buying from them by basically hijacking our name. Then when the public places the order they pay more in service charges that go directly to the order gatherer and not to us. So consequently the flowers that they get are not to the value that they think they should be. These are places like “Just Flowers”, “From You Flowers” and others including our own wire services like FTD.COM and Teleflora.com that basically rip off the consumer. Buying directly from your local florist using their website or calling them is always going to be your best deal. It is only a matter of time until the dwindling number for florists are gone completely and then these order gatherers will have no one to send their orders to. Sad to see this happening in the industry that many of us have put our lives into for the past 30+ years! If only we could get this message to everyone…

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