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Qualitree finds success with Ready for Retail program

Posted by Courtney Coon on Apr 13, 2016 1:32:43 PM

Long before Qualitree, launched its Ready for Retail program, Tony Van Oort and his founding partner, Gary Neels, created the company on paper as part of a college project.

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Topics: Retail Garden Center

Take Advantage of Consumer Trends at Retail

Posted by Courtney Coon on Mar 29, 2016 10:22:19 AM

If you’re able to capitalize on popular trends and meet the demands of Millennials at retail, profits are almost guaranteed and repeat business is likely.

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Topics: Retail Garden Center

Extending Sales with Late-Season Perennials

Posted by Courtney Coon on Mar 10, 2016 11:19:42 AM

Healthy plants lead to healthy profits, especially if you’ve mastered the art of selling year-round.

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Topics: Perennials, Retail Garden Center

Garden center success with succulents

Posted by Courtney Coon on Jan 12, 2016 2:28:15 PM

Succulents_RetailReady.jpgEuroAmerican has had great success selling succulents on the California coast, and because of their continued popularity, succulents will be available for purchase on ePlantSource.com this season.

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Topics: Retail Garden Center, Succulents

Why are retail-ready edibles all the rage?

Posted by Courtney Coon on Jan 7, 2016 2:34:18 PM

One of the most important things at retail is staying up on trends. Positioning yourself as the place to go for customers to shop for what is new and what will work for them is the best way to create customers for life. One of these such trends are edibles that are consumer friendly and will make people proud that they grew something that not only was good for them, but they had fun doing it.  

This season, Peace Tree Farm in Kintnersville, Pennsylvania, will be offering about 100 varieties of certified organic herbs and 80-90 varieties of certified organic vegetables for retailers on ePlantSource.com says Stephanie Whitehouse, Peace Tree’s sales and marketing manager.

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Topics: edibles, Retail Garden Center

ePlantSource Now Offering Products For Garden Centers

Posted by Courtney Coon on Dec 22, 2015 1:57:13 PM

When business gets busy, do you have a purchasing plan in place? Do you concentrate on pre-ordering or are you focused more on at-once needs? 

Advance ordering can offer a myriad of benefits to you, the retail garden center, and your greenhouse supplier. With a plan in place you can be sure to get what you want, instead of relying so heavily on what is left when you need it. Advance ordering also allows for your supplier to plan ahead and get the best pricing on young plants—many suppliers offer early order discounts to encourage these advance orders and those with a good plan in place can save a lot by taking advantage of these programs.

At-once ordering capabilities are also important to fill last minute demands and keep on top of trending items and weather surprises.

Whether you have your whole season planned, or you have last minute needs arise you need a powerful ordering platform to get the job done right.

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Topics: Retail Garden Center

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