Small Business Focus

How Ryan Bacher - who knew nothing about flowers - created Netflorist

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The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield played a clip from back in April 2015 when he hosted Netflorist Managing Director Ryan Bacher as part of his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

In 1999 we were ahead of our time. Ecommerce was unheard of.

Ryan Bacher

It was purely an experiment! We knew nothing about flowers!

Ryan Bacher

People have been phoning florists for 50 years. They don’t have to touch and feel the product.

Ryan Bacher

Bill Gates said that with technology you always overestimate the short-term impact while underestimating the long-term impact.

Ryan Bacher

We’re expanding the business rapidly. We don’t see ourselves as florists, but rather as a gifting service.

Ryan Bacher

10% of our orders are coming from smartphones. This is only going to increase.

Ryan Bacher

I like what Superbalist has done.

Ryan Bacher

We’re one of the few independent guys that are left. We’ve had lots of offers, but we like owning our own destiny.

Ryan Bacher

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