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Expanding your Pet Business

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 9:29 pm

Once you have set up a pet business, it’s easier to begin moving into different fields. You will find yourself with a wide and deep knowledge of the industry, and a good understanding of what people actually want from their pet products. This puts you in a great position to expand your pet business.

There will always be links between your business and other parts of the pet industry. For example, if you are a dog walker and trainer, you will get to meet dog owners and begin to understand what they want and need. You will begin to spot gaps in the market, for example, they might want a better type of collar, or a type of dog food that is easier for their pets to digest. Once you know your audience and what they want for their pets, this gives you an excellent opportunity to bring solutions to market.

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How Can a Pet Make you Money?

Posted on August 30, 2018 at 10:46 pm

Many people love pets and want to make a business out of working with animals. Have you ever thought that your pet could potentially help? Whilst your options won’t necessarily be vast, there is plenty of brainstorming you can do.

If you are used to having dogs and are confident working with them, have you thought about working with dogs? You might want to think about dog training, or a dog walking business. Equally, you could open a cattery or a care centre for any kind of animals, both small and large.

If your dog is well behaved, it could also be used for breeding. It could breed puppies to be service dogs, and you will then make your money from selling the puppies, whilst also knowing that you are doing a very important thing. If you prefer, you can look into privately breeding your dog by contacting other registered breeders.

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Finding a Job you Love in the Pet Industry

Posted on July 14, 2018 at 10:11 pm

The pet industry is undoubtedly a great place to work, offering you various opportunities to further your career and do something that genuinely interests you. If you are looking to find a new career and you have always loved animals, you might want to think about moving into the pet business.

It might be easier than you think to work with animals. There is the chance to work in various fields within the pet industry, in much the same way as any other industry that offers you a ramge of jobs. If you decide to transition into a pet-related job, then the best way togo about it is to look for jobs related to your current field. This way, you will be able to find something that uses your experience, but that is in an industry you can enjoy. For example, if you work in operations, you might like to do the same for a pet food brand.



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Offering Services to Pet Shops

Posted on May 25, 2018 at 10:58 pm

Pet shops sell pet products, food, and often animals as well. There is enormous opportunity to work with pet shops and provide a high quality service – if you are able to get a few shops to work with you, there is the chance to extend your reputation and make a very good living for yourself out of the pet trade.

It might be that you are moving into the pet trade from another industry, or you might already be working there. What you need to remember is that this is a very specific industry and you will need to understand it if you are going to do well out of it. Spend some time talking to pet shop owners. It might be that they really want to stock certain vivariums, or they might want their shop front to look a certain way to entice pet owners. The more you learn, the more you can meet their needs.

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Deciding Which Brands to Stock in your Pet Shop

Posted on March 31, 2018 at 8:45 am

A pet shop needs to be careful about stocking the right brands, so that there is both demand, and the opportunity for the pet shop owner to make a decent profit. If you would like to get a good amount of money for your business, this means stocking the right brands.

Here are some tips for making your decision:

  • If you are going to stock a range of brands, don’t make the range too extensive. If people have a lot of choice, there will be products that don’t get bought and will go past their use by dates.
  • Monitor stock carefully. You will need to keep a close eye on stock control and the amount of product you have in your warehouse. Rotate it regularly so you know what you have.
  • Look for discounts. Work with manufacturers over time and build up good working relationships to secure good deals. Many will be happy to give you bulk buying discounts if you are a good customer.

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Working in Sales for a Pet Magazine

Posted on November 25, 2017 at 11:23 am

Pet trade magazines are used within the industry to give news and showcase new products. They are a way of spreading the word about the industry in general, creating a sense of community. Their main source of income is from advertising, so there are plenty of opportunities to sell adverts to popular pet magazines.

You will need to be skilled in sales and should preferably have come from a sales background. If you have experience with a magazine of newspaper, this should serve you even better. You will also need to love animals and show that you are interested in the pet industry in general.

Working for a pet trade magazine could be a great opportunity for someone who is looking for a way into the pet industry. It is hugely popular and very profitable, with the number of people owning pets increasing all the time. Consider this very seriously as your next big job opportunity.

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Do you want to Work in the Pet Industry?

Posted on September 2, 2017 at 11:39 am

The pet industry is huge and it’s only going to keep growing and becoming more profitable. For people who love animals and want a rewarding career, the pet industry could be an incredible place to work.

You need to think seriously about what you would do and how you would apply your skills to working with pets and animals. For example, if you currently work in marketing, think about how you could have a career working in marketing for a pet company. Or, if you work in retail, think about transferring your skills to the pet trade and working in a pet shop.

If you need to completely change your skill set, that is ok as well. You will need to put in more work and show more dedication but if it is what you really want to do, you will be able to make it as a pet professional.


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4 Top Pet Marketing Tips You Should Apply in UK

Posted on May 31, 2017 at 2:28 pm

If you sell or own a pet business in the UK, you have to apply the right strategies to ensure that you gain a competitive edge over others. One of the ways you can do this is to apply the right pet marketing strategies that will ensure you reach your target audience fast and in a cost effective manner. You should use methods that will help you get the message about your pets to your potential customers. By doing this, you boost your chances of making more pet sales. Here are some of the most effective marketing tips you should apply.  (more…)

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Advice on Finding Wholesale Pet Suppliers for Pet Supplies

Posted on August 5, 2015 at 10:46 am

A dog or cat is a favored choice as pet of many folks in the UK. However, keeping the pet in good condition is definitely a chore. You have to ensure that your doggy or kitten is well fed and has good quality clothing and bedding to sustain a contented life. Some folks manage to get superior quality dog or cat supplies compared to many other people. The key reason why these individuals are able to get the best pet supplies is they buy pet products from reliable wholesale pet suppliers. These suppliers have a wide variety of supplies for small animals, which allows you to pick the best supplies for your puppy or kitten.


Tips to find reliable wholesale suppliers of pet supplies


While there are many vendors that provide pet supplies, you need to locate the one that allows you access to a wide range of supplies of your likings and preferences. Whether you wish to buy clothing or food for your puppy, wholesale suppliers are an ideal choice. However, locating a reputable supplier is definitely a chore. You just can’t choose the very first supplier you come across only to find out that you are ripped off for buying pet supplies. You will also stumble upon wholesale suppliers who do not provide good quality products. It is best to stay clear from all such suppliers.


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Finding Pet Shop Supplies Online

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 8:27 am

Do you run a pet shop, or are you looking to set up a new business? Trying to find affordable, high quality pet shop supplies? If you need pet supplies for sale – or if you’re looking to save money by bulk-buying for home use – then consider purchasing online from a reliable retailer. You can get amazing discounts on leading brands, and you can find everything that pet owners could possibly need. Search for a reputable seller and check out their reviews – other people’s experiences are a great way to verify that a business is trustworthy.

Pet food and medicines

Keeping an animal happy and healthy has a lot to do with the food it eats. Some animals require a special diet, and it’s important to offer a wide range of foods in your store. Cats, dogs and other domestic animals sometimes require a specific diet that targets a medical condition, or that offers health benefits such as an improved coat or better dental care. Consider whether you want your business to cater to more exotic animals, or whether you want to bring in specialist pet shop supplies. You might also want to stock medicines for pets, including treatments for common problems like fleas and worms, and specialist products for treating fish, lizards and other pets. Lots of people will also go to their local pet store to purchase treats for their furry friends, so stock up on popular treats for cats and dogs such as safe pet chocolates, meaty chew sticks and catnip drops. (more…)

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