ATLANTA, GEORGIA. (March 19, 2012). Carithers Flowers, voted the number one Atlanta Florist for 12 consecutive years by Consumers Choice awards, announced today that it is connecting with customers and vendors through a new social networking channel called Google plus one. By adding the Google+1 service and related button to the Carithers Flowers website, the company has effectively strengthened its roster of interactive channels being served up to their clients. The social media tools Carithers already utilizes includes Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Blog, Pinterest, Internet Press News Releases and of course the new Carithers Flowers “Floral App” for smartphone shoppers. You can find the Google+1 icon on all pages of the Carithers website to make it easy for visitors to choose this connection and promotion tool.
The Google +1 widget allows Carithers Flowers customers to endorse a floral arrangement, gourmet gift basket, baby gift, sympathy flower arrangement, web page, website, or search result similar to what Facebook does with its “like” button. To be able to use the widget, the person who clicks on it must have some type of Google public profile whether it is a Gmail account or whether it is through one of Google’s many other applications like Blogger, Reader, or Maps. The Google+1 recommendations are visible to all of a person’s contacts within their Google network, providing companies like Carithers with a wider reach in promoting their florist services.
Charles Carithers, Owner of Carithers Flowers, noted, “Despite serving and communicating with our local Atlanta customer base through personal and traditional channels, we also understand that our customers are savvy and often prefer to interact and follow what we are up to through a wide range of social networking channels that they can access through their computers and smartphones. We are always looking for additional ways to reach out to our customers and utilize them as spokespeople for our brand and our services. We are already experiencing additional interest in our flower delivery services thanks to the addition of the Google+1 tool and plan on enhancing how it is used as Google further develops it as a key social networking and social media tool for businesses like ours.”
About Carithers Flowers
Carithers Flowers was started in 1973 by founders, Larry & Jane Carithers. Their customers and partners include many Fortune’s 1000 companies, well-known retail brands, celebrities, and families who have patronized Carithers for three generations. Award winning florist, Charles Carithers perpetuates the customer focused tradition. The Carithers’ difference is to help their customers recognize, celebrate, and share the special moments and special people in their lives. Discover why Carithers is voted best florist in Atlanta year after year. For more information, please visit www.carithers.com. Follow Carithers Flowers on: WooEB, Twitter, WordPress and Facebook. Carithers Flowers features same-day delivery to Atlanta and all metro Atlanta area suburban communities. Carithers also offers a same-day delivery for national and regional deliveries through their proprietary 'best of the best' floral design network. You can connect with Carithers Flowers by calling 1-800-980-3000. For more information, please visit www.carithers.com.