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The Online Flower Shops industry has performed well over the past five years, despite a subdued retail environment. Industry revenue is expected to grow at annualised 8.7% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $86.2 million. This strong growth is due to consumers increasingly accepting the internet as a shopping medium, combined with rising discretionary incomes. Industry revenue is expected to grow by 9.3% over the current year.Over the past five years, consumers have increasingly grown accustomed to purchasing products from online flower shops rather than traditional bricks-and-mortar flower retailers. This trend has been particularly prevalent for gift baskets and flower arrangements...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$86m
Annual Growth 13-18
8.7%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
358
Businesses
83

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumers have increasingly opted to purchase flowers online over the past five years
  • Industry participation has risen due to the increased popularity of online shopping
  • Discretionary income is projected to rise, supporting revenue growth over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Online Flower Shops industry has a low level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.12 will be spent on capital costs in 2017-18. The industry requires little capital relative to manual work. Capital requirements primarily consist of a storage or distribution centre, a delivery vehicle, and computer hardware. Most of these are rented or leased. The hosting of the website is outsourced, which means that online flower shops do not purchase their own servers. Manual labour is needed for the administration, delivery and preparation of flowers, which cannot be replaced by a machine. Overall, capital intensity is expected to remain relatively stable over the next five years...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Online Flower Shops Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Flower Shops Industry are

  • Membership of joint marketing/distribution operations
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer sentiment index and Real household discretionary income in the Online Flower Shops industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Online Flower Shops Industry?

    The industry retails flowers online. Industry operators receive orders and payments through their websites, and use their network of local florists or growers to fulfil and deliver orders. The industry primarily includes revenue from fresh-cut flowers, internet florist network membership dues and gift baskets sold online. Businesses that manage their entire supply chain (i.e. grow their own flowers and retail them online) are also included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Flower sales
  • Gift basket sales
  • Floral network services
  • Plant sales
  • Industry Activities
  • Selling flowers
  • Selling gift baskets
  • Selling flower arrangements
  • Selling plants
  • Providing floral network services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Internet connections
  • Availability of water
  • Domestic price of fertiliser

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer spending habits
  • Flower retailing
  • Profitability
  • Online players
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumer spending and profitability
  • Flower retailing
  • Table: Online Flower Shops Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Flower Shops Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Flower Retailing
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services
  • Data Processing and Web Hosting Services
  • Floriculture Production
  • Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling
  • Nursery Production

  • Products & Services
  • Flower sales
  • Gift basket sales
  • Floral network services
  • Plant sales
  • Chart: Online Flower Shops Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 35 to 54
  • People aged 15 to 34
  • People aged 55 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Flower Shops Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Flower Shops

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Flower Shops Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Teleflora, Interflora Australian Unit Limited,
  • Table: Teleflora - financial performance
  • Table: Interflora Australian Unit Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Flower Shops Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Online Flower Shops Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Order-Aggregators
  • Companies that collect online orders and redistribute them to a network of affiliated florists.
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • A process of improving the visibility of a website when searching for it through a search engine.
  • Web Hosting
  • The activity or business of providing server space and access for websites to the internet.
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