What makes up a bunch?
What makes up a bunch? Working in the floral industry, you will know that flowers are sold by the bunch rather than by the stem from wholesalers. This can be confusing for people just beginning their career. You might ask, “Why can’t I purchase a few stems? I do not need very many!” Here at Main Wholesale Florist, we want to answer all your questions including ones that are often taken for granted by professionals.
A bunch is a collection of stems that are bundled together. Wholesale florists receive flowers from their growers packaged together usually in cellophane or tied together with rubber bands. This is why wholesalers sell flowers by the bunch to you. Most flowers are packaged together in 10 stem bunches. This is the most common standard quantity. However, there are always exceptions to this rule. For example, roses and carnations are sold and packaged in bunches of 25 stems. Baby’s breath is also packed in grower’s bunches. This means they are bound together by weight and come in bunches of 8-13 stems depending upon which grower they arrive from. Chrysanthemums tend to have 7 stems per bunch as well. Be aware of these facts and you will be prepared when it comes time to replenish the inventory in your shops!
We welcome all of our customers to visit our New Jersey and New York locations! You can see in person our entire selection of flowers and colors that we offer. You can also take part in our Flower Express service. With this convenient service, we will deliver flowers directly to your retail location. Do you have any other helpful tips to offer to someone that is just entering the world of wholesale flowers? Tell us on our Facebook page or comment below on this post. Have bunches of fun stocking up on flowers!