Shopping online has grown substantially in the last few years with Australian shoppers welcoming the choice and convenience that this form of retail selling offers. Indeed with statistics showing online spending by Australians expected to grow to a massive $26.9 billion by 2016 and with an estimated 53 percent of Australians over the age of 15 shopping online* the future is secure.
Australian shoppers, always quick to spot a better way to save on quality plants, have taken to online shopping in a big way. Evergreen Growers was an early pioneer of online selling when owners John and Elizabeth Zeaiter realised that gardeners wanted the option of buying tubestock from a nursery online.
“We started as a wholesale propagation nursery, providing tubestock requirements to production nurseries all over Sydney but have since realised the power of the Internet and found that the general public love to buy young plants,” John and Elizabeth state on their website.
So what is it that attracts gardeners to buying plants in tubestock from online nurseries such as Evergreen Growers?
One is the convenience of surfing through a website. The fact that shopping for a whole range of tubestock (from hedging and screening plants to ground covers and climbers to fruit and edible plants and much more) is just a mouse click away makes shopping for quality plants quick and easy. Shopping in the online age is as simple as viewing the plants of your choice, placing them in the online shopping cart and having the tubestock mailed to you.
Buying plants as tubestock also helps in keeping costs down, particularly if a number of plants are required as in hedging or mass planting on a large block of land.
While still operating as a standard nursery, John and Elizabeth have found gardeners enjoy, and in many cases prefer, the option of choosing plants through online methods. With new tubestock being made available regularly, the shopper is spoiled for choice. Evergreen Growers is committed to providing customers with high quality plants at a reasonable price as well as maintaining a high level of customer service.
*From a 2012 report released by industry analysts Pwc and Frost and Sullivan.