For over a century, James Cress Florist has been catering to the floral needs of Manhattan and its surrounding areas. Founded in 1903 by immigrant entrepreneur James Cress, the family-owned business has become a leading Florist in NYC, offering an extensive range of fresh flowers, plants and other gift items.
As more and more people look for convenience in buying flowers, James Cress Florist is looking to use robots and drone technology to make your flower delivery experience faster and more efficient.
Drone Flower Delivery? Robot Florist? YES!
Robots have been used in floriculture since the 1990s, mostly for processing and packaging of cut flowers. However, they are now being deployed in greenhouses too as they can perform delicate activities like pruning, thinning out stems and bud removal with the help of lasers.
With robot automation taking over manual labor tasks that require precision, florists are able to increase their efficiency and offer fresher bouquets at lower prices.
Robot Florist: How Will it Work?
James Cress Florist plans to incorporate robotics into their production process with a view to reduce costs and turn around orders within hours. The robots used by James Cress are programmed to assemble bouquets from already cut flowers that are stored in vases or buckets.
They can place them into a frame according to the customer’s preferences before wrapping them up for display or shipping. This helps reduce wastage since any unused stems can be recycled for other orders or composted rather than thrown away after each order is fulfilled.
Drone Delivery: Your Flowers Have Landed!
Drones are also being explored as a viable option for delivering flowers across Manhattan at lightning speeds thanks to their high maneuverability and low operating costs compared to traditional methods such as cars or helicopters.
By using drones powered by electric motors that lift the weight of flowers while they travel through air streams at speeds up to 60 mph (97 km/h), flower deliveries can be completed within minutes instead of hours thus ensuring that your recipient receives their gift on time every time.
At present, James Cress Florist is using drones for relocating product between stores and only on special occasions such as Valentine’s Day or Birthdays where timeliness is key due to the nature of the occasion itself but plans on offering regular drone delivery services soon enough if successful testing results come back positive after further experiments with larger payloads such as cakes or stuffed animals along with flower arrangements.
Is it Safe?
In terms of safety, the Manhattan Florist has put several safety protocols in place when it comes to robotic automation and air transport via drones including obstacle avoidance systems which help prevent collisions mid-flight along with specialized software which can detect damage during transport so orders arrive undamaged with minimal human intervention required once delivered safely at their destination point(s).
Drone Florist Coming Soon to a City Near You!
With robots handling much of the tedious labor involved in flower arrangements & packing while drones take care of speedy delivery services, James Cress Florist is well on its way towards transforming how you buy fresh flowers while making sure that your loved ones receive them without delay no matter what part of Manhattan they live in.
The company plans to roll our this feature to multiple locations after the testing phase and will then open smaller location florists across the New York state area!