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The NetFlorist Story – from lean-start up to category leader

​​​​Additional Forum Information 

Registration: 17h45 - 18h00

Forum Start Time: 18h00​​​​​​​​

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes

Cocktails will be served after the event​​​​​​​


“Harold’s relationship hotline, how can I help”… Netflorist has become a household name as the largest flower and gifting supplier in the country. With 2000 deliveries a day, the oldest ecommerce company in South Africa, has distributed over 2 500 0000 gifts and flower packages via its own hubs and supplier network across South Africa and the world​. Ryan Bacher co-founded NetFlorist in 1999 and hasn’t looked back since. He joins us to talk about how he built the business and the lessons he learnt along the way.


Ryan Bacher studied and completed a Law Degree at Wits in 1994. He worked for the Club Med Group in the Caribbean for a few years and then joined the NetActive Internet group where he worked in marketing and sales for 2 years.

In 1999, he co-founded NetFlorist and has been managing director since then. He is a cofounder of the South African Forum for Etailers and sits on the board of the Johannesburg chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organis​ation.

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