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How to create the 'purrfect' email newsletter for your pet shop (February 18, 2020)

It’s hard to find a marketing tool that’s as effective, easy to execute and economical as a well-crafted newsletter.

It’s pretty simple. You ask for your customer’s email address. In between trips to your shop to pick up bags of pet food......READ MORE »

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Should you add services to your pet supply shop? (February 10, 2020)

The pet industry is a growth industry, one that isn't slowing down anytime soon. The question is, when is it the right time to introduce new services and offerings to your smaller retail operation? When you look at the trends around pet parents and their beloved animals, one thing is clear: This is your time to shine......READ MORE »

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Keep pet parents coming back with these loyalty program ideas (January 17, 2020)

Why set up a loyalty program for your pet supply shop? Once established, a loyalty program offers a painless way to make your loyal customers feel special, while keeping your brand in the minds (and hearts) of your customers. Because people are creatures of habit.....READ MORE »

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Best practices for managing inventory in your pet supply shop (December 30, 2019)

In addition to providing pet parents with stellar service with a smile and a great shopping experience, you want to provide what the customer wants most: Getting their hands on the pet supplies they want and need. Maintaining inventory .....READ MORE »

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How to attract customers to your pet shop after the holiday rush (December 20, 2019)

It’s always a letdown after the rush of the holiday season, and that’s especially true in the retail space. Now that it’s January, the once eager shoppers have fewer pet toys and special treats on their shopping lists, while colder weather makes staying home more appealing. To help you.....READ MORE »

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Guerrilla Marketing for the Independent Pet Supply Shop (December 17, 2019)

On the face of it guerrilla marketing does seem vaguely related to pets. But no, it has nothing to do with donning a primate costume on a street corner and holding a sign. However, guerrilla marketing does hold great potential for a small, independent pet supply shop.....READ MORE »

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How to host a successful event at your pet supply shop (December 6, 2019)

When it comes to showcasing everything your independent pet supply shop offers to the animal lovers in your community, nothing does the job quite like an in-store event. In-store events deliver such an impressive ROI... READ MORE »

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Looking to Connect with Pet Parents? 4 Products and Service Areas Worth a Look (October 24, 2019)

Are we living in a golden age when it comes to life with pets? According to Nielsen data, pet parents are not shy about voicing their goals to keep their pets as "happy, healthy and pampered" as possible... READ MORE »

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Fun Pet-Themed Promotions to Generate Buzz on Small Business Saturday (October 14, 2019)

Are you looking to generate buzz for your independent pet shop? Need some ideas for Small Business Saturday 2019 on Nov. 30? Check out the following... READ MORE »

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5 Smart Strategies to Boost Employee Retention at Your Pet Shop (October 3, 2019)

If boosting sales is your goal, you won’t get there without a happy, motivated team working on the front lines of your independent pet shop. That’s why any good manager focuses their efforts on cultivating an engaged workplace... READ MORE »

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3 Ways to Streamline Operations of Your Pet Supply Shop (October 2, 2019)

Streamlining your pet supply shop’s operations will improve your business in just about every area. When everything is more efficient, that means you and your team can spend more time focused on the core business, which is providing fast.... READ MORE »

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3 Key Trends Pet Retailers Need to Know (September 24, 2019)

As a pet retailer, you’re well aware of the big love pet parents have for their furry friends. You also know that translates into greater numbers of animal companions, accompanied by the pet parents who desire to create the best possible lives for them...... READ MORE »

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7 Ideas to Make Your Pet Shop Merchandise Stand Out (September 24, 2019)

Making your pet shop wares more fun and engaging is a sure way to inspire sales. The following are ideas to make your displays and pet merch more attention-grabbing..... READ MORE »

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Does Your Pet Store Have a Brand? Tips for Finding Your Brand Image (July 30, 2019)

Branding does more than tell customers what you sell. Branding is a promise you make daily to your consumer. Every single time your customer interacts with you, it represents a new opportunity to keep that promise.... READ MORE »

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How to Help New Employees Become Pet Care Gurus (July 30, 2019)

When people ask you about anything pet-related, you have answers — because you're the expert! When cats scratch the furniture, dog lunge on their leads, and picky pets don't eat, you can take on just about any pet issue.... READ MORE »

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8 Tips to Grow Your Pet Store's Social Media Presence (July 2, 2019)

Looking to land more followers and shares? Keeping a vibrant, share-worthy social media presence is one of the best things you can do to keep your brand fresh in your customers' minds. READ MORE »

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Making social media easy: The pet store owner's guide (June 12, 2019)

When pet parents are looking for a holistic pet supply shop in their community, you can be certain they'll check out your presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram before they get into the car. READ MORE »

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10 bright ideas to drive more foot traffic to your pet supply store (May 10, 2019)

If you're looking to increase foot traffic to your independently owned pet supply business, it can be a challenge. To capture the hearts (and wallets) of the many pet parents in your community, try some of these tips to help you stand out in the crowd. READ MORE »

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How to turn customers into brand loyalists for your pet supply store (May 9, 2019)

Building brand loyalty for your pet supply shop requires some psychological insight into what drives your customers to make their choices. READ MORE »