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As a family-owned company, independent pet retailers like you hold a special place in our hearts. We believe strong businesses build strong communities, and we want to help you get there. Here, you’ll find plenty of insights and inspiration to help your shop thrive.

Cash flow tips for independent pet retailers during COVID-19

Cash flow tips for independent pet retailers during COVID-19

Keeping a small business afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic is a struggle, and independent pet suppliers are not immune. Foot traffic is down. Pet parents are focused on necessities like food and litter, spending less on toys and other high-margin items. Some businesses had to shutter services like dog grooming to limit face-to-face contact.

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6 ways to build trust with your customers during a crisis

6 ways to build trust with your customers during a crisis

As a small-business owner, cultivating trust in your customers has always been a top priority. But then, the COVID-19 pandemic comes along and puts your business on the line. When you’re focused on survival, it’s tough to keep that in balance with the trust you want to maintain with your customers.

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Tips for improving your pet supply shop’s digital presence

Tips for improving your pet supply shop’s digital presence

During the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ll want to make sure your digital assets — from your website to your social media pages — are up to date — so customers can know they’re getting accurate information when it’s time to head out and stock up on pet supplies.

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Why staff is essential to your brand’s growth

Why staff is essential to your brand’s growth

Staff is one of your highest operating expenses, but without your staff, achieving growth for your independent pet retail brand is impossible. When you’re weighing whether hiring more roles in your shop is worthwhile, or if you can get ahead by sticking with…

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Should you add services to your pet supply shop?

Should you add services to your pet supply shop?

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…

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Keep pet parents coming back with these loyalty program ideas

Keep pet parents coming back with these loyalty program ideas

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…

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How to attract customers to your pet shop after the holiday rush

How to attract customers to your pet shop after the holiday rush

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…

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Guerrilla Marketing for the Independent Pet Supply Shop

Guerrilla Marketing for the Independent Pet Supply Shop

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..

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3 Ways to Streamline Operations of Your Pet Supply Shop

3 Ways to Streamline Operations of Your Pet Supply Shop

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….

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