Mail order nursery mistakes?

gardener_tomJanuary 29, 2014

Could you please advise on what you've learned should and should not been done while starting a mail order nursery?

What are the most common mistakes?
What are success strategies?

Also, what are advantages and disadvantages of growing and shipping vs reselling?

Thank you.

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honeybunny442(z6 TN)

Tony Avent from Plant Delights Nursery has a great book on starting a nursery, a must read.

I didn't plant on making much money with mine (it wasn't mail order, tho) but with the taxes, license for business, and license for nursery, and other costs, I ended up losing money.

I'd say you have a have a great shipping method, lots of plants get damaged in the mail, and you'll have to replace them.

Tell us more about what kind of a nursery you want, will you be the only employee? Will this be your only job? What area do you live in? What kind of plants do you want to sell?

    Bookmark   April 13, 2014 at 1:23PM
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