Australian Enterprise Awards 2021

30 APAC / Australian Enterprise Awards 2021 , The Indoor Plant Co is an online service offering a range of living gifts for special occasions, such as birthdays, engagements, housewarmings, valentines and all range of celebrations. Items are delivered the same day, or next day, across Melbourne to homes and workplaces. With clients all around the world, and orders coming in from the US, UK, Indonesia and France to name a few, as well as all across Australia, the company’s main clientele are from its hometown of Melbourne. Indoor Plants are a huge trend right now in workplaces and homes, amplified by the Covid-19 pandemic. Recent studies have shown that indoor plants have a range of health benefits, including boosting mood, productivity, concentration and creativity; helping clean indoor air by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity and producing oxygen; and reducing stress, fatigue and colds. “People are moving away from unsustainable bunches of flowers that are flown across the world to looking at plants as a longer lasting gift,” explains plant-lover Amy, the Founder and Owner of The Indoor Plant Co. “During lockdown especially, people turned to plants inside and out as a new hobby or source of wellbeing.” In fact, the company fared very well during lockdown as it was able to offer its services to people who could no longer visit loved ones but could instead send a thoughtful gift. It branched out to offer other gifts to private customers as well as for corporations for staff and clients. These beautifully presented gifts are designed to have a definite “wow factor” on arrival being wrapped in unique paper and ribbons, and further enhanced with message cards containing personal notes from the sender. However, it is the indoor plants that form the main basis of the business and which saw Amy start the business initially. “In the longer-term plants make a very special gift because they last and provide a memory of a happy day or a special someone. If you receive a plant to celebrate the birth of your baby, for example, you can watch it grow at the same time your child grows, or you can look at your giant rubber plant 10 years down the line and remember it was only little when you received it for your wedding gift.” The Indoor Plant Co places a huge focus on its customer service, with fast, personal responses to all of its orders and enquiries being a priority. “Each and every gift is very important to us, they must look impeccable and impressive. Attention to detail is needed,” highlights Amy. “I want to provide beautiful indoor plants, presented in luxurious wrapping, with impeccable customer service.” Best Online Gift Delivery Service - Greater Melbourne Launching a new business during lockdownmay seem like a risky thing to do, but for Amy it has been a blooming success! We speak to her about her innovative offering and how it is takingMelbourne by storm. Jan21121 Company: The Indoor Plant Co Contact: [email protected] Website: All Amy’s staff have a positive approach and try to give back as much as they can, something which Amy is determined to continue as lockdown eases and the world slowly returns to normal. For now, she has plans to expand into other cities in Australia and beyond. “We all need to feel a connection with nature, and indoor plants are something we can all access, whether we live in a tiny apartment or a grand home.” The Indoor Plant Co