Scene Magazine “Wrapping Up A Beautiful Season”

By beneva on December 1, 2002 in New & Media. 0 Comments

Beneva Flowers – whose motto is “Exceeding Your Expectations” – has added an incredible new feature to an already impressive array of services. It is their newly designed interactive website which offers state-of-the-art technology. This new website is one of the best in the floral industry. In fact, it rivals ftd.com and 1-800-flowers for its sophisticated approach and ease of internet floral ordering. “EXCEEDING YOUR EXPECTATIONS” Designed to be the ultimate extension of showroom service, you can place orders 24 hours a day. Additional benefits of the website are that it can keep track of your entire previous ordering history, can send you automatic reminders of your important upcoming dates, and even offers an online rewards program called “Petal Rewards” for every purchase made online. This reward program is Beneva Flowers’ way of offering even more value to their customers. With each order made online, the client receives “petals” which can then be traded in for Cool Gifts, or cash in various increments. This is their way of passing along the savings of online ordering to the clients. Customer Service Representatives are available 24 hours a day for consultations to ensure the best possible floral arrangements are sent. Owner Art Conforti spent eight months developing this phenomenal website, in conjunction with Sarasota’s Gravity Free Development’s team of high skill technicians, to make this site a reality. The website is based upon Art’s original vision for customer friendly access, and is totally unique to Beneva Flowers. This is just another way that he has used his vast experience to make their floral design work superior in every regard. In addition, he oversees every aspect of his business, from interacting with his customers to making sure all messages and comments are forwarded to him personally. In addition, he watches the work that goes out to make sure every attention to detail is met with the highest degree of professionalism and quality. Conforti offers all the credit for consistent, quality results to his employees. He believes he employs the most highly qualified employees in each and every department “from the educated customer service agents taking your order, to the talented designers creating your request, to the caring delivery team that ensures consistency, to the office staff that follows up to make sure we have exceeded your expectations, every step is as important as the next,” says Conforti, who personally spends most of his time overseeing operations and customer satisfaction. As far as he’s concerned, there’s no room for error in any area. “Flowers are a personal and emotional purchase,” shares Conforti. “Attention to detail is paramount.” With this approach to customer service, it’s no wonder Beneva Flowers has been voted the #1 Florist in Sarasota for four consecutive years. For the holidays, Beneva Flowers has joined forces with Lenox Collectibles for additional high quality gift sets and collector items. Crystal vases are available to compliment every floral order, and specialty items can be gift wrapped and then hand delivered, for free. This is just another one of the “Exceeding Your Expectations” services that Beneva Flowers provides. Gift baskets with a large variety of items are also available. These creative arrangements can include such gourmet items as fine imported chocolates, cheeses, cookies – even champagne – for the ultimate connoisseur. Beneva Flowers is also considered to be the area’s finest florist for both elegant weddings and other special events. For each wedding or event, teams and groups are selected, overseen by a Floral Design Manager, to ensure only superior work and the freshest of flowers. According to Art Conforti, the Design Managers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week because “you never know when a bride needs to talk” about her flower choices, one of the most important considerations for staging the most beautiful weddings imaginable. Beneva Flowers is such a high quality, detail-oriented florist that even the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota uses them as their exclusive floral designer, an honor that Art is especially proud of since the Ritz looks at every detail with an eye toward perfection and the ultimate in style and sophistication. Art Conforti’s other company, CoastToCoastFlowers.com, is a nationwide firm that offers the same Beneva Flowers concept and plan that rivals 1-800-Flowers and ftd.com. Beneva Flowers believes in giving back to the community by supporting local education and non-profit agencies through their Helping Hands Program. For every order a customer places and mentions the school or charity, Beneva Flowers contributes $2 to that organization, underscoring Art Conforti’s and Beneva Flowers’ commitment to the community. For additional questions or more information on any of the services provided by Beneva Flowers, they can be reached 24 hours a day by calling (941) 923-7401. They are located at 6980 Beneva Road in Sarasota, and are even open on Sundays! Beneva Flowers has more than lived up to their motto, “Exceeding Your Expectations” with their latest high-tech interactive website and their attention to every detail to ensure their customers are completely satisfied. Visit their new website at www.beneva.com to register for online rewards, tremendous savings, and the most convenient floral ordering available. And look for the Lucky Stems card on your next Beneva Flowers delivery for a chance to instantly win bouquets, roses and many other great prizes from local merchants, including Café L’Europe, Body & Spirit and New York Hair and more.

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