The most patriotic holiday of the year is upon us. It’s time to get out your red, white, and blue decorations and prepare for big floral sales. To help you, we’ve provided 9 sure-fire marketing tips to increase your 4th of July business this year.
1. Know how your customers plan to celebrate.
Per Statista, 84% of people celebrated Independence Day in 2022. What did they do to celebrate? Nearly 60% planned a cookout, barbecue, or picnic, while 37% attended a community celebration. Knowing this can help you determine what arrangements your customers will need. It will also help you tailor your promotions to these events and activities.
2. Start your campaign NOW.
The 4th of July is a popular holiday for buying flowers, so it’s important to start marketing your patriotic floral arrangements as early as possible. Customers will begin to prepare for their festivities around mid-June, so if you haven’t started yet, get out your promotional emails and social media posts right away.
3. Decorate your stores — online and brick-and-mortar.
Add red, white, and blue to your marketing materials, store decorations, and flower arrangements. If you have imagery and decorations from last year, pull them out and use them. It’s likely your customers won’t remember what images you used last year, which can save you time and money.
4. Create a variety of patriotic arrangements.
You have so many options for your arrangements, so make sure the designs align with your brand and aesthetic. Use tinted roses and other flowers, or create arrangements with red roses, blue hydrangeas or delphinium, and white lilies or disbuds. Whatever you choose, make sure your designs are unique enough to stand out.
5. Increase social media engagement.
Social media is crucial for engaging with your audience and promoting your floral business. Use your platforms to showcase your 4th of July arrangements and run a contest or giveaway to increase engagement. Make sure to use relevant hashtags such as #4thofJulyFlowers or #PatrioticBlooms.
6. Launch a red, white, and blue email campaign.
Send targeted newsletters or promotional emails to your list, highlighting your arrangements, promotions, and any exclusive holiday offers to your subscribers. Ensure the emails have a catchy subject line and a clear call to action that gets your reader to click the link to your website and place their order.
7. Promote your arrangements as gift options.
Highlight your patriotic arrangements as perfect presents for friends, family, or hosts of 4th of July gatherings. You can offer themed vases, personalized messages, or add-on items like small flags or patriotic-themed accessories to make the gifts even more appealing to your customers.
8. Offer special Independence Day promotions.
Customers always love deals, so ensure they’re promoted clearly in all your marketing. You can provide a discount on 4th of July arrangements, a gift with purchase, or free delivery for orders placed during a specific time frame. You likely already know what offers work best for your customers, so promote those.
9. Collaborate with other businesses.
Give your business a boost by partnering with local businesses or event organizers to cross-promote each other’s services. Collaborate with event planners or restaurants to provide floral arrangements for their 4th of July parties or offer special discounts to their customers. This can help you expand your reach and attract new customers.
Incorporating these 9 marketing tips into your 4th of July preparations will ignite your Independence Day sales! You’ll create an enticing atmosphere for potential buyers, capture their attention with targeted email and social media campaigns, and get involved with community celebrations to increase your reach. With these strategies in place, your floral business is poised for a blooming success this 4th of July!