Zinnia expands delivery into Kansas City

Zinnia’s affordable online flowers are now available in Kansas City starting today. Zinnia, an Omaha-based ecommerce site for high quality affordable bouquets, was in the middle of the Straight Shot accelerator when they received the call from Kansas City. It was from a new florist in town, Kansas City Flower Company, who had plans to open…

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A test order fulfilled for Zinnia in KC.

Zinnia’s affordable online flowers are now available in Kansas City starting today.

Zinnia, an Omaha-based ecommerce site for high quality affordable bouquets, was in the middle of the Straight Shot accelerator when they received the call from Kansas City.

It was from a new florist in town, Kansas City Flower Company, who had plans to open a storefront. They had read about Zinnia in Silicon Prairie News and were interested in a partnership.

“I immediately contacted him and told them we were opening,” said Adam Schieber, founder of the Kansas City Flower Company.

Kansas City Flower Company will be opening its first florist/coffee shop storefront at The St. Francis at 300 Gladstone Blvd, northeast of downtown, in early December. But for now, the company has beta tested the fulfillment process with Zinnia and is ready to fill orders.

Since leaving Straight, Shot Zinnia has seen steady growth. They did around 60 sales in September.

“We had a big jump in September, and now it’s picking up again in November,” said Andy Holz, co-founder of Zinnia. “We’re still new. Any data we have is probably not statistically significant.”

After Thanksgiving Zinnia plans to offer special holiday arrangements.

Ryan Pendell is the Managing Editor of Silicon Prairie News.

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