Co-op empowers small business owners with e-commerce custom websites and online payment acceptance
PFS Floral Cooperative Association (PFS), formed to help independent florists build and keep local business while also encouraging local populations to shop small, announces a major new benefit for co-op members.
Through its partnership with First American, PFS now enables its members to promote their floral businesses through custom e-commerce websites, all with full-scale payments functionality included.
For florists with limited time and capital to invest in an e-commerce site, and with the added market pressures of large floral delivery competitors encroaching on their local business opportunities, the PFS and First American partnership provides a game-changing alternative.
“PFS’ co-op membership is growing at an explosive rate, which speaks to the pent-up demand that these small business owners have for an e-commerce solution that can help them provide competitive, local service,” said Jennifer Cunningham, Account Executive, First American. “We are proud to be a part of the PFS mission, helping local florists grow their customer base through an affordable and effective point-of-sale web solution.”
“PFS was founded on the principle of empowering independent florists with the ability to compete effectively against impersonal and outdated floral delivery service models,” said Ken Grosklos from Flower World of York, a PFS board member. “Through this co-op, our florist members are able to provide personal and localized floral service at scale, giving their customers the added convenience of quick, easy and secure online ordering. First American gets our mission; they believe in our purpose and are already helping co-op members achieve immediate and solid business returns.”