The pet industry is booming. In fact, it’s estimated that the industry for pet services will reach $5.7 billion in the United States in 2018. The projections are that the industry will increase to $6 billion in 2020. As a pet store owner, you know that you’re in a market with a great deal of potential.
You also know that you’re competing against online retailers and big box store pet suppliers. The good news is that you can differentiate yourself in the market to survive and thrive. When you attract customers to your brick and mortar location, you can give them the personalized service they can’t get elsewhere, and unique products that will keep them coming back for more.
Tooth Brushing Services
Many dog owners are concerned about keeping their pet’s teeth clean. However, most dog owners have no idea how to go about cleaning their dog’s teeth, and that’s where you can fill a need. Just like people, dogs with clean teeth have better breath, which makes it much more pleasant when you greet your dog after a day at work. Also, clean teeth can avoid periodontal disease and other medical problems such as heart disease.
A Dog Wash
A dog wash station, like the Evolution Dog Wash, is a product that most dog owners love. They don’t want to drop their dog off at a groomer’s for a time consuming and costly grooming. They simply want to get the day’s mud and dirt off the dog before it gets all over the house. The self-serve dog wash gives busy dog owners just what they want – a place where they can go to get their dog clean without any of the mess ending up in or around their home.
It’s a natural addition to a pet store because you probably have dogs in your store all the time as they browse with their owners. Adding an Evolution Dog Wash lets owners get two things done at the same time, which is another time saving opportunity.
Day Camps for Dogs
Many pet owners want to keep their dogs occupied during the day while everyone is at work or school. The dog gets lots of exercise and will tend to be less destructive at home when left alone for short periods of time. In addition, the dog will learn how to interact and get along with other dogs. That type of socialization makes for a happier dog and a more relaxed owner.
No one likes an unruly dog. You can help your customers get the basics down with a beginner’s training class held right in or near your store. It will help the owner bond with their dog, and make it much easier to integrate the dog into their family. You can be a part of helping young dogs, and especially adopted dogs, make a successful transition to life with a new family.
Organic Prepared Foods and Treats
As people are putting more emphasis on maintaining their own health, they are transferring that philosophy to their concern for their pet’s health. The natural pet food market in the U.S. has grown to over $8 billion. There is a great deal of opportunity to serve that market and make your store stand out from the competition.
Larger competitors have driven many smaller stores, such as mom-and-pop grocery stores, out of business. The good news for small pet store owners is that there’s so much you can do to make your store a place that pet owners want to visit.
Are you considering adding an Evolution Dog Wash to your pet store? Contact us today to learn more!