What is florist insurance?
Protection to let your business flower and blossom
As a florist you’ll own or manage a shop dedicated to arranging and selling flowers. The flowers you arrange can be used and purchased by your customers for those all important special moments such as weddings, or birthdays. You’ll want cover to ensure you are protected should any of your customers be injured on your premises, and keeping your stock of fresh flowers protected will be at the forefront of your mind.
Within your florist working areas there are perils such as water spills, thorns, allergies, and more that could all pose a risk to a third party. Florists insurance will help you if you are faced with a claim made against you such as damage or a customer slipping on a wet floor, and provide the financial protection you could need against possible risks that could damage your business profits.
At The Insurance Octopus, we’ll source comprehensive cheap business insurance policies that are specially designed with you in mind, matching your exact requirements. This ensures that you are able to tailor your florists insurance or flower shop insurance exactly the way you want it, providing all of the essential cover you need in one business insurance policy.
What your florist insurance policy includes
Public Liability insurance
Public Liability insurance covers your business if someone gets hurt or property is damaged in the course of your business. Available levels of cover options are £1m, £2m or £5m.
Product liability insurance for florists
While you may not sell goods that your customers can eat, the products you sell still pose a risk – claims can still be brought forward due to injury or harm being caused from products you’ve sold. Product liability provides protection for just such occasions.
Employers Liability is a legal obligation and covers florists dealing directly with the public so it is a consideration to have a minimum cover in place. As a retailer, you will have a legal responsibility to ensure that you have provided safe and secure surroundings for your employees and any visitors to your business premises. Employers Liability cover is available at levels of £1m, £2, £5m and £10m.
Buildings and Contents cover
Buildings and Contents cover will protect the sums insured to match the levels of protection you need including glass, shop fronts, signs and much more. Should your floristry be damaged then your contents may well be damaged too.
Florist Stock Insurance
Stock Insurance protection for every florist is different and each will have various levels of stock. By making sure your flower shop insurance is the correct level there will be no need for you to be paying for more than you need. But remember, quoting for less than you need could also be devastating for your financial status.
Business Interruption, Cash on Premises, and Goods in Transit
Business Interruption, Cash on Premises, and Goods in Transit are all additional add-ons that can be increased or decreased as required. The Insurance Octopus can find you insurance that is exactly what you will need.
Why you need florists insurance
As a flower shop owner, you are at risk from many eventualities, from malicious damage to theft of stock by burglary or theft of monies by an employee. All of these risk factors need to be considered when looking for a comprehensive retail shop insurance policy. Running a business can be highly profitable so you need to be able to protect your business and yourself from financial loss.
Additionally florists insurance can also protect you against compensation claims and legal expenses. Even if you win a case, legal fees can be considerable so it is important for your financial success that you are covered by Public & Employers Liability insurance.
Helping your budding floristry business to bloom with peace of mind insurance cover
Cover that’s there when you need it most
When you’re considering taking out a policy, one of The Insurance Octopus’ specialists will discuss your business requirements with you then source and compare personalised quotes from a number of major insurance providers. You will get a bespoke policy that ensures you only pay for the cover you need. We can provide you with your business insurance and documents on the same day in most cases, offering a range of flexible payment options, including Direct Debit.
The right cover, at the right price
Choosing the right insurance package that suits your floristry business including any additional items you may require is an important aspect of owning a business, which is why The Insurance Octopus will endeavour to find a policy for you that suits all of your requirements.
Why choose The Insurance Octopus?
We proudly make buying insurance simple and transparent, and our sourced cover comes with a range of benefits.
Up to £5 million of cover
Claims can be expensive, that’s why we source cover that offers up to £5 million worth of public liability cover for shops. With more available upon request.
Simple specific cover
To help save you both time and money. We compare prices from a range of different insurers so you don’t have to.
A team that knows your industry
We’ll connect you with an agent who understands many of the challenges you face and can truly get to grips with the type of cover you need.
Easy claims process
Accidents can happen, so when something does go wrong you can rest easy knowing our team is on hand to make the claims process as quick and stress free as possible.
No mid term fees, ever
We don’t charge any mid-term fees at all during the life of your policy – so there are no hidden fees following any changes you might need to make.
How it works
Examples of Florist Insurance in action
Low ceiling, high cost
Carrying several bouquets of roses down a short flight of steps, an employee at a florist shop hits her head on an un-signposted low ceiling, resulting in a concussion, minor injury from falling as well as cuts from the flowers. The employee takes legal action against the florists, claiming legal costs in addition to compensation. Thanks to full employer liability coverage, the cost of legal proceedings as well as the claim is covered without a problem.
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