FLOWER SHORTAGE EXPLAINED
The flower industry is currently experiencing an unprecedented shortage of flowers and the greatest supply & demand imbalance in decades.
Flower prices have gone up and wholesalers are scrambling to fill orders.
WHAT CAUSED THE SHORTAGE?
1) DEMAND HAS SKYROCKETED
During the Pandemic, people turned to flowers to send to loved ones they couldn't see in person, as well as used them in their own homes to brighten up their quarantine spaces.
In addition, as states opened back up, weddings & events have returned in full force, with two years worth of weddings happening in one. The supply has not yet been able to catch up to this sheer volume of events happening.
2) COSTS HAVE RISEN
Other products & industries have experienced rising costs as well, which affects our industry. Most notably, transportation costs, with delivery rates at a premium & drivers in high demand.
Covid forced farmers to shut down their farms during lockdown and pull out crops as they didn't have the staff to keep them going. They are now playing catch-up, which takes time.
4) EXTREME WEATHER
Growing regions are experiencing extreme weather - droughts & storms - all over the world, slowing down the growing process or rendering many crops unusable.
HOW DO WE NAVIGATE THIS?
While there's not much we can do to speed up Mother Nature, here are some advice to best handle these challenges:
- If booking for an event, please PREBOOK! This will help secure your flowers & ensure they are delivered in time for your event.
- If ordering floral gifts, please PREORDER! The earlier you order, the highest chance your desired flowers and/or colors are available.
Most importantly, we are all doing our best & we'll get through this together...