RETAIL MEMBER BENEFITS:
STAY UP TO DATE with Vital Industry Knowledge
- Floral Management monthly magazine.
- Wednesday E-Brief — our weekly email newsletter, called the "USA Today" of the floral industry!
- Saturday Sales Wake-Up! — sales tips delivered direct to your in-box every Saturday morning.
BUILD YOUR BUSINESS using SAFs Powerful Tools and Services
- Online visibility for your store— listing on SAF's Florist Directory at www.nationalfloristdirectory.com. Our site comes up in the top 10 of online searches for flowers and florists so customers find you fast.
- Savings on a variety of valuable business services including FedEx Ground and Express shipping, payroll management, vehicle leasing and fleet management services, last minute truck rentals, etc.
- Plus...deep discounts on all SAF business-building products…such as postcards, statement stuffers, posters and much more!
- Industry News and Consumer Trends via SAF News and www.aboutflowers.com
- Free marketing information — including radio scripts, web banner ads, digital floral images and Facebook graphics.
- Legal advice — phone consultation with an experienced small-business attorney.
- SAF's Unique Retail Pricing Worksheet — a customizable Excel spreadsheet that can help you lower your cost-of-goods sold.
- Personnel tools tailored to the industry including an employee handbook and floral job descriptions that you can download and customize to fit your shop's unique needs.
- Access to SAF's network of colleagues across the industry and across the country to find potential suppliers via our Ultimate Floral Industry Supply Guide.
SAF Membership Pays for Itself!
SAF products and services help you save money and boost sales.
ESTIMATED SALES IMPACT OF SAF MARKETING MATERIALS:
|Product Used|| ||Cost|| ||Result|| ||Value|
|Poster in Shop Window|| ||FREE|| ||2 Sales|| ||$70|
|Web Ready Ads|| ||FREE*|| ||10 Sales|| ||$350|
|Radio Scripts|| ||FREE*|| ||10 Sales|| ||$350|
|Business-to-Business Marketing Materials|| ||$35**|| ||2 Corporate Accounts|| ||$1,200|
|Statement Stuffers|| ||$12***|| ||5 Sales|| ||$175|
|TOTAL|| ||$47*|| ||10 Sales|| ||$2,145|
* Plus cost of ad space and air time
**Member price for 25 presentation portfolios and 25 follow-up postcards to use in conjunction with the Business-to-Business Kit.
***Member price for two packs of 100 each
ESTIMATED SAVINGS IMPACT THROUGH SAF BUSINESS SERVICES
|Service Used|| ||Cost|| ||Result|| ||Value|
|Legal consultation|| ||FREE|| ||Avoided penalty/recovered loss|| ||$500|
|Read monthly financial column in magazine|| ||FREE|| ||Implemented new accounting process|| ||$300|
|Signed up for FedEx shipping discount program|| ||FREE|| ||Saved 21% on Express and 15% on Ground shipping|| ||$1,429*|
|Red Flag Rules Sample Policy Draft|| ||FREE|| ||Avoid FTC fines, lawsuits and reputational damage|| ||$2,500|
|Leased vehicle through SAF/Enterprise partnership|| ||FREE|| ||Lower monthly payments/tax savings|| ||$300|
|Used SAF Retail Pricing Worksheet|| ||FREE|| ||Reduced annual Cost-of Goods- Sold|| ||$2,500|
|Downloaded customizable Employee Handbook|| ||FREE|| ||Avoided Lawsuit and Associated Legal Fees|| ||$5,000|
* Average annual savings for members participating in the FedEx Discount Program
Need more reasons to join?
It's all about who you know.
Do you sometimes feel like you're going at it alone? SAF links you to thousands of other florists who deal with the same situations and problems you do, and many of them can offer you solutions through the stories covered in SAF publications. Through our online discussion boards, and connections you make by becoming involved and attending SAF events SAF links you to the rest of the industry and helps you to understand what's going on with growers, suppliers, and issues in other segments of the supply chain that can directly affect you. And, if you're connected and informed, you're better prepared to handle problems when they arise, which gives you piece of mind about your business and your livelihood.
SAF membership is a great investment in yourself and your business!
For more information please contact our Member Services Department at 800.336.4743 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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