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2007 W. Bethany Home Rd. | between I-17 & 19th Ave. | Phoenix, AZ
602-246-1271 / 888-446-1271

People … who need People

People…People who need people… (one of my favorite of all songs) are the luckiest people in the world! Are you singing with me now? Can’t you hear Barbra Streisand in your mind’s ear? I sure can!

We are so fortunate that we get to meet real people, our customers who come into our shop and choose flowers from our coolers or ask us to custom design an arrangement for them.

Sometimes we have spoken on the phone several times and they finally have a change to stop by. Sometimes they’re driving across town and see our marquee. Sometimes they’re visiting one of the hospitals in the neighborhood and are looking for a real local flower shop. And sometimes they are yelping and find us on the Internet!

We love being able to take their pictures and then post them on our Facebook page! And we love posting them here for you to see!

One of the most interesting people we have met recently works on the new buildings being constructed by ASU in Downtown Phoenix. He is installing the air conditioning systems, and he didn’t mind telling us that without him, we would be very hot indeed! He and his wife stopped by for flowers to take to an ailing friend in the hospital.

People work as ASU

Meet Lisa. She used Yelp to find us today!  She stopped by to take flowers to her new boss!

Happy People LIsa

We’d like you to meet Shane. He and his wife were celebrating their wedding anniversary! When a dozen roses aren’t enough, then choose 2 dozen!

The People named Shane

This is Pat. She stopped by to pick up flowers to take to her mother-in-law for her birthday!

Meet Pat

Stephanie brought her mom in to meet us. Stephanie is one of our favorite ladies, who is a great restaurant manager (now at the Sizzler on 51st Ave and Indian School) Her mom came in for her daughter’s graduation (another great reason to order flowers!) and we were so excited to meet her!

People Stephanie and mom

This is Nykita. Her grandmother loves yellow! In celebration of her 89th birthday, Nykita stopped by to pick up these beautiful flowers!

Nykita

Meet Isaac and Alex. They stopped by from Russia! OK, not exactly, they were in New York and stopped by! Well, not really! They’re from Russia, were visiting friends in New York, then traveled to Phoenix and were looking for a florist near one of the neighborhood care facilities. Isaac and Alex found us on Yelp! Those great Yelpers… we love’em!

People Isaac and Alex

A baby shower is a happy occasion to enjoy flowers. This future grandmother knew the colors of the baby’s room, and she knew the theme for the shower would be birdhouses. Here she is, beaming with pride, as she and her daughter picked up the centerpieces Pamela designed for the baby shower!

Bird cage lady  Bird cage with 2 ladies

This is our youngest customer ever. I didn’t get her name, but she and her mom recently stopped by to pick up flowers for their new home. This little girl is being raised right: she already knows how much fun it is to have flowers at home!

Baby customer

We invite you to stop by and visit us! We’ll be happy to take your picture and add it to our Happy Customers Gallery! We look forward to meeting you!!

Tina & Pamela

Roadrunner Florist

2007 W Bethany Home, Phoenix, AZ 85015

 

56 Comments
  1. What a great post! I love people watching and wondering what they are doing and where they are headed 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh my goodness those flowers they are absolutely amazing and your customers do look so happy! x

    • Thanks Sarah!! We are always happy that people will let us take their picture with their flowers!!

  3. Those are some great pictures! It is always good to see people getting flowers, especially if it is for a happy occasion!

    • Thanks, Dawn!! We love designing flowers for happy occasions. We have learned over the years that offering this service and a great product is how we keep our customers happy!

  4. Happy customers reflect good service, nice products and the owners of the store that bonds relationship with them are the main reason for a successful business. I wish I was near and visit your store and be included in the gallery. 🙂

    • I wish you were near, too, because we’d love to meet you!! We know the joys of our customers, as well as their trials and tribulations. We share in their moments, from babies to anniversaries, from illness to death, from new homes to new jobs, from love and support to guys who are “in the dog house!” Each person has a story to tell, and we love hearing them (our favorites are from veterans). Thanks so much for recognizing the importance of dealing with real people who offer exemplary service to our customers.

  5. How fun, I live in Arizona, if I’m ever in your neck of the woods I will have to check out your flower shop!

    • Hi! Where do you live in Arizona? We’d love for you to come in so we could meet you!

  6. What a great way to celebrate your every day! You really are lucky to get to share in people’s celebrations and make them extra-special with gorgeous flowers!

    • Thanks, Jessica, for seeing the advantage of using (and being) a real flower shop. We develop a personal relationship with our customers. We know their parents and children, and we share in their happy occasions and their losses. An on-line-order-pretender (that would be a 800 number or .com) can’t provide that kind of experience.

  7. Thanks for this lovely post, all those people look so happy and pleased, the flowers arrangements are beautiful too

    • Thanks, Amy. We are happy to say we’ve had thousands of happy customers over the 38 years we’ve been here! Being a real, local flower shop means you can actually talk to a person and choose what you’d like from our fresh flowers, which is a lot different than ordering from an 800 number or a .com where you don’t have the ‘personal’ touch!

  8. In a world with so much technology, it must be nice to be able to meet your customers. And even nicer that they want to meet you. Keep up the good work.

    • Yes, Michelle! It doesn’t happen frequently enough that we get to meet our customers. But I find some of them actually make a point of coming in when they’re in town! I love the walk-in traffic. It’s so much more personalized than ordering flowers online from some 800 or.com place.

  9. What beautiful flowers, there is nothing better than receiving a bouquet of flowers. They brighten up a room 🙂

    • I’m so glad you see the beauty that flowers bring into a room! I love coming into the flower shop every day and saying “hi” to the beautiful blooms!

  10. How wonderful to shine light on the people who visit you. That’s such a sweet way to say thank you to customers.

    • Yes, Liz, our customers love it!! Sometimes they even post their picture on their Facebook timeline so their friends can see them at our flower shop!

  11. It’s always nice to meet new people and spent time with them. I like those flowers.

  12. I like watching people who get things they were not expecting. The smiles that will come over their faces is priceless.

    • I agree with you, Wendy. I love the surprise! I love it when people come into the shop, take their flowers, and surprise a lucky person!

  13. Those flower arrangements are beautiful! Love seeing people buying flowers for others!

    • Thanks, Taylor!! I love it when people come in to select their flowers because we make them so personal. You can see from the pictures that each one is different, and each reason to give flowers is different.

  14. hahaha so cool to meet all those customers, I really like that. Ok you got me, I’m going to download that barbara song now.

  15. Great post! Love the perspective into different people’s lives.

    • One wouldn’t think a florist would learn so much about their customers, but we do. Of course that wouldn’t be true if the people were ordering from a .com or 800 phone number, where they simply “talk” to a computer, but in our case, because we are real people, we have the pleasure to meet real people. I know birthdates and anniversaries. I know when babies are born and when grandparents die. I share in the lives of our customers through flowers.

  16. It’s so nice that in your line of business you have the chance to meet people from different walks of life. That’s really interesting and they all come together for one thing, to show appreciate to another person who is special in their lives.

    • Yes, I love the fact that I get to meet people who order flowers. It’s so much more personal than ordering online and they seem to appreciate the extra care they get from us! Every occasion is a special occasion with flowers!

  17. They each have their own stories to tell as to why they visited your shop and it’s always exciting to hear them! It must be nice to meet all these kind people and hear what they have to say.

    • Oh, my yes, Amanda. I love the stories people tell. Sometimes I speak with people once or twice a year. I hear about babies and children, and sometimes death. I feel like I am part of the family. Then, if we get to meet in person, it’s really special!

  18. Great thing you do some interaction there. The flowers are so nice, I like it when someone gave me a bunch of roses.

    • Thanks, Nikki!! I love the interaction between people. It’s something that is missing when you shop online and don’t get the personal touch! I hope you get roses today!

  19. I like to see Yelp, I heard that they are very transparent with their reviews. It’s so nice to meet your clients.

    • I think you’ll find Yelp very helpful if you’re searching for a business on the Internet. Companies can pay a lot of money to be listed at the top of search engines but Yelp really tries to be local and honest. And yes, meeting people is the best part of our business. Thanks so much!

  20. My mom loves Barbara Streisand. I don’t know that particular song though! And yep, I do love my people. 🙂

    • OMG, you are one in a million! You’ve never seen Funny Girl? “People” is probably the the song that made Barbra famous!! As my daughter would say, “Google it!!” Haha! Thanks!

  21. TO be surrounded by such beauty and to be able to share that beauty must be so wonderful …. you are blessed.

    • Yes, Kathy, we are blessed every day. It’s hard work and we are fortunate to be able to share our good fortune with our friends and customers

  22. What a beautiful post.
    And I do love that song! And I love flowers!

    • Thanks!! I’ll bet you’re singing People, People who need people… right now!

  23. All those flowers are beautiful. I love what you do because you get to meet a lot of people everyday and you get to know their stories.

    • Sharing in the stores are the best part of our business! We deal with real people and we love when people deal with us!

  24. Its great that so many people found you on Yelp and hearing the stories behind each purchase is so sweet x

    • Thanks, Ana, for recognizing the importance of Yelp in finding real local businesses! We love the fact that people are discovering the difference between real florists and on-line-pretenders.

  25. I LOVE Barbara! Word of mouth is the best advertising, and I’m glad you’re getting such great reviews!

    • Oh, Shannon, I love Barbra, too!! We’re fortunate that our customers take the time to write great reviews for us, and that people check Yelp when they are looking to purchase flowers for their friends and family!

  26. You make it look so much fun! Great attitude! Meeting new people and their stories might be wonderful!

    • Yes, Ana, one of the fun opportunities we have is meeting our customers! It’s much better (for them and for us) than dealing with an impoersoal 1800 or .com purchase.

  27. What a fun way to share people’s stories!

  28. Those are lovely flowers! I can see a genuine smile on their faces.

    • Thanks so much!! We love the people who come into our flower shop and let us take their picture!

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