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How to Set Up an E-Commerce Pet Shop as a Brick and Mortar Retailer

Which scenario would you prefer?

  1. Decide you want a book. Open up your internet browser to find a bookstore near you. Find one close by. Put your shoes on. Grab your wallet. Get in your car. Find out you're out of gas. Go to the gas station. Fill[...]
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How to Source Private Label Pet Products as an Independent Pet Store

With the pet industry growing more competitive, pet specialty retailers are doing everything they can to stand out from the pack. At this time, the same pet product can be purchased across a variety of channels ranging from big box stores and[...]

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The Pet Store's Guide to Creating a Successful Facebook Ad

Imagine this:

After spending time and resources coming up with just the right clever post on Facebook (coupled with an adorable image of one of your customer's pets in your store), you're ready to hit "post" and send it out to the world. Your[...]

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Six Things You Need Before Expanding Your Pet Store

If you've been keeping up with the latest pet industry trends, you know that expanding pet store operations is a popular thing to do to grow your business.

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How to Add Customer Value When You Can't Compete on Price

They did it again. Just when you thought it couldn't get any lower, That e-commerce giant (also known as Amazon) has lowered the price on your top selling brand of dog food by another $5.

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A Guide to Pet Store Marketing With Valuable Content

Whether it's a first pet or an addition to the family of furries, there's no doubt that pets comes with new responsibilities and, often, many unanswered questions. When pet owners aren't sure what to do next, where do they often turn to (hint:[...]

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7 Books Every Independent Pet Store Owner Must Read

The pet industry is ever-changing, and keeping up with the trends, demands, and sales cycles is what separates the fast-moving and strong businesses from those lagging behind. One of the most effective ways to gain this information is to read[...]

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How to Hire and Retain Pet Store Employees

We don't need to tell you that hiring the right pet store employees is difficult. In fact, retaining those employees once they are hired is even harder still.

Raise your hand if this sounds familiar:

You're short on staff, so you start getting[...]

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How to Increase Summer Sales in Your Pet Store

Looking out your windows, you see heat waves rise from the asphalt outside your store. The parking lot is half empty and you feel the heat seeping through the windows, even with air conditioning blasting in your store. The employees are stocking[...]

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4 Things Brick and Mortar Pet Stores Can Learn from Amazon

Discussions around the threat of e-commerce to brick and mortar pet stores often circle around one e-retailer in particular: Amazon. The retail giant has undoubtedly taken off in the last decade, starting with books and growing to the point where[...]

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