What are the Best Payment Methods for Online Florists?

Online flower businesses have bloomed in recent years. As ecommerce adoption increases, shopping for flowers on the web is now the go-to choice for many consumers. This is mainly down to shoppers being offered more choice and convenience when buying online.

Are you a florist selling online? Then offering a delightful customer experience is key to converting as many shoppers as possible. One way you can do that is by providing the best payment experience possible. In fact, our research shows that offering a quick and efficient payment method is the most important thing a retailer can offer to consumers.

Here at Mollie, we help florist businesses do exactly that. How? With an easy-to-use payments solution that can help you accept multiple payment methods and offer a seamless checkout experience to convert as many shoppers as possible. Check-out our UK customer Decoflora, a florist brand on Opencart and integrated with Mollie for online payments.

In this article, we’ll explore some features and benefits we offer and how they can help your business.

Are you offering your customers their favourite payment methods?

Offering the payment methods your customers like to use is vital to increasing your conversion rate. In fact, 45% of consumers say that not being offered their favoured payment method would cause them to drop out of a sale. 

The payment methods you can offer usually depends on what ecommerce platform or software you’re using to run your online store. If you used specialist florist software, you might only be able to offer a limited range of options.

Luckily, our payments solution is easy to integrate with all major ecommerce platforms, including Magento, WooCommerce, BigCommerce and more. If you’re using another solution, we have support teams across Europe who can help you get started with us. 

Using our payments solution, you can accept more than 25 payment methods, including leading and local European methods, which you can add with just the click of a button. That way, you can offer all the payment options your customers love to use.

How can you find the right payment service provider for your business?

You might find it difficult to find a payment partner that meets all your business needs. This is because you might need a range of different features, including:

  • Recurring payments for flower subscriptions
  • Easy mobile payment options such as Apple Pay or PayPal
  • Finding an affordable payment gateway can be a challenge, as many require a monthly payment on top fees per transaction made on your site

What can we offer your business?

We offer an easy-to-use payments solution and can help you switch to us from your old service. As an online florist you will be able to accept multiple payment methods, offer a seamless checkout experience, and easily manage your money in the Dashboard and app. 

Here’s what else we can do for you:

We don't charge for failed transactions

If a customer is unable to complete their order for any reason and the payment fails, Mollie will not charge you for that failed transaction. This can be a major advantage, especially in today's climate. With Mollie, you only ever have to pay for successful transactions.

Get paid quicker

With Mollie, you're in control of when you receive your money. You can change the payout date and frequency in your Mollie account at any time, free of charge. By default, we pay you twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays, and the first business day of the month. Your payout frequency options depend on which payment methods you use.

Responsive, local support 

We surveyed 500 SMEs in December 2021 to discover what they loved and didn’t love about their current payment service provider. The top pain points were slow response times, inappropriate communication methods, and outstanding unresolved issues. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone.

At Mollie, we offer responsive, local support teams across Europe so that we’re always there for you when you need us. As well as helping you problem solve, we can also offer guidance and insights to help you drive growth and improve what you do. Our teams are experts in their field and are always on hand to offer support and advice. So, whether you need help with a technical issue or you’re looking for guidance on how to grow your business, we’re here for you.

How does Mollie work?

We aim to help your business grow by providing easy access to multiple payment methods and advanced features that increase conversions. We have been a pioneer in the payments industry since 2004, and our experience can help your florist business reach new levels of success online. Let us show you what we can do for your business.

Frictionless set up and integration 

Our account set up process is designed to be quick and easy – you can be up and running in just 10 simple steps. There's no need for long guides, modules, or lots of technical knowledge – just follow the instructions and you'll be ready to go.

Do you have a specific ecommerce platform or specialist florist software in mind that you're wondering about? Mollie has hundreds of integrations that make it easy for your platform to connect with Mollie payments. That means you can focus more on what payment methods you'd like to offer and less on any challenging migration of software.

Multiple payment methods at low prices 

Once you’ve activated your account and integrated Mollie, you can offer your customers a range of leading payment methods. We support all major ecommerce payment methods such as credit cards, PayPal, and Apple Pay; you’ll only ever pay per transaction, and only for successful transactions, too. Simply toggle which payment methods you want, when you want. All with no hidden fees or lock-in contracts. You can offer your customers a wide range of payment options, all with no hidden fees.

Enjoy incredible security and features  

It's great to offer your customers plenty of payment options, but security is always the top priority. Our robust security measures ensure that your customers can trust you, and we take security extremely seriously. We are fully PCI-DSS level 1 certified and comply fully with the European Banking Authority's Guidelines and more. This means you can be confident that your payments are secure from the start.

Get a head start with Mollie 

Here at Mollie, we support more than 130,000 European businesses with effortless payments, and in 2021 we expanded our focus to also support UK businesses. We understand how important payments are to a successful ecommerce and we aim to support you with an effortless online payments solution. 

Advanced integrations, multiple payment methods, and a conversion-optimised checkout are all just a click away. Get started today with our simple sign-up page, or if your business processes over £50,000 per month contact our sales team.

Get better payments now.