Whether you already own a flower store and are just looking to set up a mobile flower truck to sell further afield and get the word out, or you are just starting out fresh with your own business that was always a dream until now – Karpatia has the right flower truck for sale for you.
KARPATIA HAS ALL KINDS OF FLOWER TRUCKS FOR SALE
From cute as a button vintage conversions to large and practical units that are virtually a flower warehouse and store on wheels, Karpatia can do it all! We understand mobile sales and once we fully get your vision for your business, we build a custom fit to measure unit that meets all your needs perfectly.
Your merchandise and ours have things in common. Both flowers and flower trucks need to look fresh and beautiful, and we need a diverse and well priced inventory to reach our target customers. Unique arrangements showing creativity and vision can add a lot of value to the product, both in flower trucks and bouquets. That is why we combine all sorts of trucks, like classic vintage trucks with modern display or transport solutions and modern trucks with high quality time tested solutions for selling flowers on open air markets.
Removed from the constraints of a regular food truck, your mobile flower truck will be a pure flagship store on wheels. Each business is unique and so are its needs. However there are three common business cases we see and we present our solutions for them for you to draw inspiration from.
FLOWER TRUCK OPTIONS
TYPES OF FLOWER TRUCKS
VINTAGE FLOWER TRUCK
Are vintage flower trucks practical? No, not so much. But who ever wanted practical flowers? Flowers are an emotional product bringing joy, life, and happiness wherever you put them up and this style of flower truck does much the same.
Chances are you’ve seen and been inspired by Amelia’s Flower Truck – and no, unfortunately that’s not one we built. However, since that truck gained popularity there’s been a noticeable uptick in requests for units like it that we are more than happy to fulfill.
Although imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and we can and do stock and convert them, if all flower boutiques switch to Volkswagen Kombi conversions nobody stands out anymore. Being your own unique you is a much more valuable long term proposition. Additionally, there are many vintage truck options that allow that such as the iconic Citroen H van (also available as a trailer version).
Downsides to consider when getting a vintage flower truck are the limited top speed, more frequent and costly maintenance, and limited space vis-a-vis a modern truck or step van.
A clear upside is that your truck is free extra marketing for your business – and not only that, you can often rent out the truck for weddings and other events and occasions where a more practical trailer would be out of place.
TRANSPORTER FLOWER TRUCKS
WITH DISPLAY OPTIONS
WITH DISPLAY OPTIONS
In the practical and demanding category of cargo vans and delivery trucks we have a very clear favorite: the Mercedes Benz Sprinter is simply the Mercedes among flower trucks and is our go-to unit for practical conversions that favor function over aesthetic.
Although similar models, such as the Iveco Daily and Fiat Ducato, can work as a transporter, we advise customers to go with Mercedes. Not only is the initial ticket price quickly earned back through the reliability and lower operational costs, but ultimately you can count on also getting a higher resale value after a five or more years of use.
A Mercedes van does not have to be as pricey as you think due to our custom, fabricated prefab boxes that can be mounted on the cab chassis and it not being necessary to use a new model as the base for your build. Karpatia makes prefab cargo boxes with refrigeration and shelving installed for your flower transporting needs or we upfit our solutions to an already existing box.
It is significant to note that the length and diameter of the flowers you would like to sell will greatly influence the carrying and display solution that can be provided. This is one of the major items to consider during the design phase – What kinds of buckets or other containers will your flowers be in? Are you delivering just the bouquet or is there a vase coming with it? Thinking ahead greatly increases the efficiency of your flower truck.
You can view an example illustration of one of our solutions for a mixed inventory below.
MOBILE FLOWER TRUCK - A STORE
A public secret to most flower trucks is that they are actually trailers. As far as Europe goes, virtually all of them are. Across the continent there are many hundreds if not thousands setting up shop on markets multiple days per week. That is quite the pool to draw inspiration from for your US based flower business!
The flower trailer is a cost-effective solution with a high degree of customization, too much to show on one page. Like all trailers, we build the flower truck version from scratch and it can be any size, width, and height that you are allowed to operate.
When stationary, the trailer folds out in multiple directions to allow extra display areas for your merchandise. It can come with a mechanically lowering trailer bed so it can be closer to ground level allowing customers to walk inside easily, or alternatively with a set of lightweight aluminum terraced steps that both allow customers to step up and in to your trailer as well as provide extra shelving for flower buckets.
An awning is considered essential. Truly European is to go for a full weatherproof wrap-around tent, not a bad idea if you are outside of the sun belt to shield both flowers and customers from the rain and wind.
I FEEL LIKE I NEED TO LEARN A LOT MORE ABOUT FLOWERS BEFORE I’M READY TO BUY A TRUCK
We got you! Thanks to our partnership with TeamFlower.org
Even better, you can buy up to five classes and receive the investment you spent on educating yourself back as a discount when you order a flower truck from us.
FLOWER TUK TUKS AND PIAGGIO APE’S
Even smaller than a vintage food truck is the popular Piaggio Ape. Originally a delivery solution engineered for the narrow streets of Italy, it still is a relatively practical flower truck despite its size.
Not that size matters – at least not for a Piaggio Ape – as they are irresistibly cute. Much for the same reasons a VW van conversion is a hit with entrepreneurial florists across the country so too will the Piaggio become a success.
There are literally hundreds of food truck builders.
so why karpatia?
Karpatia provides one of the best quality-to-value ratio in the industry. From 100% made in the USA, to high end European classics and authentic conversions, we can do it all.
With Karpatia, you have an endless amount of possibilities. We will provide you with the best kitchen equipment and customizations such as full body wrap or painting. Working with us is fast and easy!
We also provide additional services to help you get started – from financing to food truck websites. We want to see you succeed, which is why we offer many options in hopes it will help your business be successful.
It might be your first flower truck, but it’s not ours. From high end mini boutiques to volume sellers, we have a basic plan to get you rolling quicker.
No cash, no problem! Get pre-qualified by our finance partners or see if we can negotiate a more affordable loan option through our factory financing. If you can put up a deposit or trade in your old model, even better.
Financing is possible for both new and used models.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUTFLOWER TRUCKSLearn more in our knowledge center ►
Yes, we ship to Alaska, Hawaii, and other locations, although extra rates apply. Containers go everywhere, and all units can always be shipped to the nearest port. We might not have a local forwarder in your country (yet) though, in which case we will find one together with you.
If you do it right, yes! However, it’s not a given. It all depends on you, your marketing, sales, and product.
While flowers have a very high gross margin they also have a short shelf life and you need to know your audience if you want to stand out and be a successful seller. That can be through your personal service, unique inventory and arrangements, or picking just the right location to set up shop.
And of course, we hope our beautiful flower trucks add to your bottom line.
It all depends on your product and the effort you put in to the business. Go out there and grind every day and you’ll be selling like hot cakes!
No, at the moment we do not have used flower trucks for sale.
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