you have any scientists on staff?
Yes, our chief scientist has over 25 years experience in the design, certification
and use of freeze dry machines for many applications.
special qualifications do I need to operate a freeze dry machine?
No special qualifications are needed to operate our machine. Weve
taken a complex design and engineered it into a simple package. Weve
designed a freeze dry machine that is easy to operate. In fact, it will
do exactly what you expect it to do because this repeatable process is
managed by a simple computer control.
type of training can I get?
A video featuring detailed set-up and operating instructions is included
with the purchase of a freeze dryer. Additional training in the use and
operation of the machine and product opportunities is available from Freeze
Dry Specialties. Plus, were as close as your phone via our toll
free number (800-362- 8380) if you ever hit a snag.
will I know when my product is completely dry?
Depending on the size of the arrangement, a Floral-Dry freeze dryer completes
its cycle in an average of seven to ten days. A running log with allotted
time projections is included with the training video. A simple process
tells you when your product is dry to the cellular level.
will I find my customers?
Of the many ways to promote a business, "show and tell" works
best with Floral-Dry freeze drying. People in contact with flowers are
thrilled to see how the process works and your name will spread by word
of mouth. Elsewhere on this site, we have included a list of "Seven
Ways to Build Your Floral-Dry Business". Otherwise, traditional
business promotions are no more complicated with a Floral-Dry business
than with any other business.
other materials or tools will I need?
As you expand your customer base, it is a good idea to have a conventional
freezer to stage your pending loads in. A simple tool kit including wire
cutters is a necessity. You will want to have items like wire and foam
block on hand and you may later specialize with certain types of display
boxes or frames. Other items like wreaths and glass bowls can be bought
as needed at a retail or wholesale craft outlet.
kind of start up costs should I expect?
Outside of the machine cost and your initial advertising, there are no
other up front expenses. If you plan to produce your own designs, you
would have a modest outlay for the raw materials.
Just drop a note to Freezedry
call us on our toll free number at 1-800-362-8380. Well get you
the answers you need to see if a Floral-Dry business is right for you.