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Pet Products Perfect for Keeping Pets Cool in the Summer

Shorts are on, kids are home from school, and the seasonal section of the grocery store is full of plastic toys and kiddie pools. It's summertime- and it's a hot one.

As the temperature rises, pet owners become increasingly concerned about the[...]

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Empowering Your Pet Store Employees to Increase Sales

We've all been there:

You walk into a retail store looking for a certain product. You glance over to the counter and see a few store associates hanging around. You notice two of them joking around while the other is leaned over the counter,[...]

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What Does It Mean to Be a "Made in USA" Pet Product?

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on April 25, 2016. It was last edited on July 4, 2018 to refresh and update the content to keep it relevant. 

Living in the United States means, to many people, freedom, fair wages (compared to[...]

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Creating a Successful Pet Store Loyalty Program

We've all been in this circumstance:

You're at a retail store about to purchase a product and, as they ring you up, the cashier asks you for your phone number. Depending on the level of privacy you prefer, you may inquire about why they ask.


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Incorporating Sustainability in Your Pet Business

As millennials become the primary buying power in and outside of the pet industry, one trend grows stronger than ever: the demand of sustainable and responsible pet products. 

In the beginning, consumers began demanding products that were safer[...]

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Using Google Trends to Make Smart Buying Decisions

Imagine you're about to head to the park for a day to have a picnic. As you're packing everything to leave, you notice you forgot to replace that Frisbee that broke last summer.

Knowing the Frisbee is your dog's favorite toy, you know you're[...]

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The Pet Store's Guide to Getting and Managing Online Reviews

"I love your store - it has everything I need for my pet and all the employees are just so friendly and knowledgeable. I can't imagine going anywhere else!"

Imagine that, just for a second, as something your customer has just told you as[...]

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10 Creative Ways to Refresh Your Pet Store Merchandising

Dust is collecting on your shelves, everything seems as if it hasn't moved in months, and even you get bored walking through the aisle looking at the same old packages in their same old positions. You don't have the budget to do an entire[...]

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The Ever-Changing Landscape of Pet Toys

Here is a summary of my cat's favorite toys: peacock feathers, a little blue stuffed mouse I bought when he was a kitten, and lasers.

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How to Market to Each Generation of Pet Owners

It's a Wednesday afternoon and your store has slowed down a bit. You're stocking the shelves and facing the products to ensure each package looks its best.

The door bell rings, snatching your attention from the dust falling off the shelves, and[...]

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