Since opening Dragonfly Flowers in Winnipeg in 2004 we have gone through several changes with regards to our website, and how our customers order flowers online. In the beginning, we were just happy to be able to have people find our site and be able to call us when they needed to order flower delivery in Winnipeg. Since then, eCommerce has changed by leaps and bounds, and has become a very important part of our business as Dragonfly Flowers is now one of Winnipeg’s top internet ready florists.
Here’s few shots of what our site looked like during 2005 and 2006.
Thankfully in 2006 we found The Flower Shop Network, who provides a directory of real local brick and mortar florists, a network of florists to send out wire orders (Like FTD – only better) and the ability to get online with a full service eCommerce website solution that is affordable for florists, easy to use and has great product images.
Our Current Website at DragonflyFlowers.net
If you find one of our websites, you’ll still eventually make your way to our Flower Shop Network websitetoday.
So what’s next for Dragonfly Flowers online?
Over the past several months we have been working with Epic Flowers to develop a new website that combines our great content with the latest technology available in eCommerce. We will have much more control over the platform and be able to do some really cool things that will make your online flower shopping a much more pleasing experience, while we bring you a tighter product mix and add some great new products and features.
Here’s a quick snapshot of what you’ll see in the coming weeks at DragonflyFlowers.com!
What’s in Store?
– More of our own real in store images
– More product selection and specials
– Gourmet Chocolates from a Winnipeg Chocolatier
– New pricing and a new way to order Red Roses that we think you’re going to love
– Better product search functionality and categories
– Larger product images
– Saved account information for our repeat customers
– Or, order as a guest
Some Really Cool Stuff…
– Find our products on Facebook
– Order flowers on your mobile device with Real mCommerce
(Our new platform re-formats the site for your phone, rather than just re-sizing the existing website making ordering a snap, especially if you already have an account with us)
– Compare products side by side
– Submit reviews for individual products you may have purchased
(You can always still review us on our FSN listing. Those Winnipeg Florist Reviews can be found here. By the way, thanks to everyone who has submitted almost 100 – 5 star reviews for us!)
– Create and send gift certificates for use on the website or in store
Next time, I’ll put together a little preview of our mCommerce solution, so you can see how it re-formats the site and makes ordering from your smart phone simply amazing!