12Friends is more than a flower subscription...
IT'S A FRIENDSHIP MOVEMENT!
BENEFITS OF 12FRIENDS
12Friends is a social networking flower club for anyone who wants to share in the joy of giving and receiving flowers every month. Groups can include up to 12 people, that's you and 11 of your friends. No one knows whose turn it will be or when their flowers will arrive - but one lucky day each week or month, depending on how you set up your group, one friend will feel special and loved by the group!
BECOME A ROOT FRIEND
FLOWERS DELIVERED TO ONE PERSON IN YOUR GROUP EVERY MONTH
THIS IS A SPECIAL SECTION DEDICATED TO THE HR EXECUTIVE
WHO WANTS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE OFFICE...
12Friends is a fantastic way to increase talent engagement while brightening your office!
Enjoy monthly team building without doing a thing!
12Friends creates an inter-office community that does not require team members to be absent. In fact, there is no work involved at all, but everyone will feel like they are part of an important group. Perfect for administrative assistants, project managers, team leaders, and executives. No other team building program delivers a year of engagement at retail pricing!
BRIGHTEN YOUR OFFICE
Bring positive energy and beauty to your office every month!
12Friends delivers fresh flowers to one special team member every month, but everyone in the office reaps the benefits. Flowers add a personal touch to the office environment and make people feel good. When people feel good they are happier and more productive.
ENGAGE AND RETAIN TALENT
Reward important people and make sure they know you care!
We don't have to tell you how important it is that people feel loved. Especially in the workplace people want to feel their effort is valued. What a better way to celebrate each team member at least once a year! Even executives need a little reminder every now and again that their corporation has feelings and rewards achievement. Sometimes it's the little things that go the furthest. The featured photo is a 12Friends Luxury arrangement, which is perfect for any high-powered exec.
START A GROUP
FLOWER PACKAGES ARE PRICED AT $70 PER ARRANGEMENT,
OR $125 FOR 12FRIENDS LUXURY, INCLUDING LOCAL DELIVERY IN ALL 50 STATES.
ALL FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS ARE DESIGNER'S CHOICE.
Use this super-awesome template to gather your FRIEND ADDRESSES!
1. DOWNLOAD the editable form (once it opens, press the download arrow)
2. SAVE the blank template in a folder on your hard drive
3. OPEN the blank template from where you saved it on your computer, usually in the Documents folder
4. TYPE in your addresses
5. SAVE it again
6. EMAIL the saved template to us below or at firstname.lastname@example.org
EMAIL US YOUR ADDRESS FILE
ATTACH your address file and EMAIL it to us at email@example.com
You may also use your own Word or Excel document for your addresses but please make sure you provide everything we ask for in the above template.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1. CAN I INCLUDE FRIENDS WHO LIVE OUT OF STATE OR IN ANOTHER COUNTRY?
Yes! 12Friends can deliver flowers anywhere in the world where there is a local florist. International deliveries may incur additional rates.
2. CAN I GIVE MY FLOWERS TO ANOTHER PERSON INSTEAD OF RECEIVING THEM MYSELF?
Yes! You can create your group however you want, but keep in mind you won't get to experience the full effect of being in the group and getting surprised with flowers. We love your generosity but we also want you to have fun!
3. CAN I START MORE THAN ONE GROUP AT A TIME?
Yes! Of course you can have multiple friendship circles going at the same time. This might be a good time to reassign your deliveries if you so desire to give more than you like to receive.
4. DOES MY GROUP PAY ALL AT ONCE OR DOES EACH FRIEND PAY INDIVIDUALLY?
Due to this being a startup and to simplify things for everyone, we will receive the full payment upfront from one person in the group prior to the group starting - we call this person who starts the group the Root Friend. The Root Friend will be responsible for collecting their money from each friend - via cash/check or through a payment app like PayPal or Venmo, or however you typically get reimbursed by your friends for group gifts. The total cost of each arrangement with 6% sales tax comes to $74.20 for 12Friends and $132.50 for 12Friends Luxury.
5. WHY ARE WE BEING CHARGED SALES TAX IF WE LIVE OUTSIDE OF MICHIGAN?
As of June 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that online retailers are subject to paying sales tax in the state where they have a physical presence even if the client lives outside of that state. We need to comply with these new rules - luckily Michigan has one of the lowest sales tax rates in the country at 6%. Tax-exempt organizations may send a check payment minus the tax to 12Friends, 6725 Daly Rd. #251952, West Bloomfield, MI 48325. Include a letter with your Tax Exempt ID# and all delivery addresses and contact information to reach you via phone and email. Any questions? Send us a message and we will get back to you.
6. WHAT IF ONE OF MY FRIENDS IS MOVING DURING THE YEAR AND NEEDS TO CHANGE THE DELIVERY ADDRESS?
No problem. Just send us a message with the new address and we will make a note of it. Also, if you know anyone will be away for an extended period of time, send us a message with the block out dates. If you get your flowers while on vacay and arrive home to a dead arrangement at your door, don’t worry. Send us a message and we will handle it.
7. CAN I SEND FLOWERS TO MYSELF?
Of course! We love Gifts-to-Self! Simply buy a package for however long you want to receive flowers during the year and enjoy the feeling of being surprised with flowers!!! It's the perfect way to shower yourself with love all year long!
8. CAN MEN BE IN A GROUP OR BECOME A ROOT FRIEND?
Absolutely! 12Friends does not discriminate!!! When you fill in the address template, make sure we know your gender because male arrangements will look slightly different - we'll make them look a bit more masculine. But there's no reason why men can't enjoy a beautiful arrangement on their desk as a gift of friendship!
9. WHY ARE THERE WEEKLY AND MONTHLY OPTIONS?
The weekly option is for friends who want to pack in their experience over a shorter period of time so it feels like something is happening continuously - that way everyone in the group will get their flowers in just a few weeks time, while some friends in groups playing the monthly experience may not receive their flowers for several months - maybe even a full year. Root Friends can choose a faster experience or a slower one - both are available, all are up to you!
WONDERING HOW TO ASK YOUR FRIENDS?
FEEL FREE TO COPY AND PASTE THIS TEXT IN AN EMAIL TO YOUR FRIENDS
SUBJECT: Invitation to join my 12Friends group!
I am starting a 12Friends group as the Root Friend, and would like to invite you to join my group! We can have up to 12 of our friends in our group.
12Friends is a new way to be social - by giving and receiving flowers every month, we can be there for each another and strengthen our friendship circle.
The fun part is no one knows whose turn it will be or when their flowers will arrive. One lucky day every month one of our friends will be surprised with flowers - Just think how happy we will be when we’ve made our friend’s day or they’ve made ours!!!
All you have to do is reply back and let me know you’re in! I will start the group and you can pay me back your share. The cost is split equally among everyone in the group.
Check out www.12friends.com - we can choose a package based on how many people are in our group and how often each of us wants to receive flowers.
12Friends isn't just a flower club... It’s a friendship movement!!!
I am so excited to be your Root Friend!!!
WHO WE ARE
(FOUNDER & THE VERY FIRST ROOT FRIEND)
My husband is a florist so when we were first dating, Jon would send me flowers at work every now and again - especially when he was in the doghouse. It always caught me off guard when the package arrived, and I LOVED feeling special in the office!
I would always think to myself how every woman should know what it feels like to be surprised with flowers when she least expects it. It really brightened my day!
And yes, we ALWAYS made up!
12Friends is about women empowering each other with flowers. We don't need to wait around for our significant others to goof up and end up in the doghouse - we can do this socially for ourselves. Most importantly, you don't even need to be in a romantic relationship - single women deserve flowers too!
That's the beauty of 12Friends -
Your 12Friends will always be there for you!
I am so excited to be your Root Friend!!!