More and more pet owners are turning to online retailers to purchase pet supplies, with many consumers citing larger product selections, convenient “auto-ship” programs, and low or free 2-day shipping options as being the primary reasons behind this preference. As a result, about 70 percent of brick-and-mortar pet supply stores surveyed by Pet Business consider online retailers as their most dangerous competitors in the marketplace.
If there’s anything people love, it’s their pets. Pets are an important part of any household, and pet owners are often willing to invest a lot of time, money, and energy into their pet’s health, well-being, and happiness.
Anyone who has ever owned a dog knows that some of the fun and excitement comes from buying your dog new toys, beds, and supplies that will make its life with you that much better. As a pet store owner, you’re also well-acquainted with this excitement. You’ve undoubtedly encountered many customers who have eagerly filled their shopping carts with anything and everything their new dog could need.
When you’re looking for dog treats to stock your store with, buying wholesale is usually your best option. Buying wholesale means spending more upfront, but since you’re buying a lot of product, the price per unit is usually discounted. This is a great option for the entrepreneurial pet store owner; you’ll increase your profits by spending less while still stocking your store with the best products for your customers.