The 10 Best Products to Sell at Your Pet Business
Why sell retail at your pet business?
Retail is a great way to increase your average sale as well as getting your customers to keep coming back. Retail is also an easy addition you can add to your store that also provides you a high profit margin depending on the product. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 best products your pet business can offer that will get your customers excited and coming back for more than just the current services you offer.
10. Pet Kennels/Crates
A great product that is a necessity for every pet owner (especially a new owner). Make sure you offer them in a variety of sizes: small, medium, large, and then a kennel specific to cats if your business caters to cat owners.
9. Pet Toys
This may seem like a given, but the types of toys you offer makes a huge difference in your sales. The top pet toys owners are looking for are cute stuffed animals and then tough, chew-proof toys for large and aggressive dogs.
We suggest a variety like the following:
8. Personalized Pet Name Tags
This may be a difficult product to include, as you’ll need a kiosk that can do engravings onto pet ID tags, but if your business is flooded with customers than this should be well-worth the investment.
7. Pet Collars and Harnesses
Pets outgrow their collars and you can never have too many collars and leashes. This is one of the few products we’ve added to this list that we suggest offering a larger variety of. Keep in mind the multiple sizes you’ll need, specific designs for dogs and for cats, and styles that are most common and trending.
6. Pet Cleaning Supplies
A household essential for any pet owner! You can never have too many cleaning products, and owners definitely don’t skimp out on cleaning products for their pets. There are several products you can add to your retail store but here are the few essentials we suggest:
5. Pet Dental Aids
There is a variety of products that are for aiding pets dental care so it’s not necessary you provide all of them retail, just having a selection of one or two is sufficient.
4. Pet Food
Pet food is a must if you plan on expanding your pet business in retail. Provide a variety of pet food (dog food and cat food) as well as food specific to certain sized dogs. However, don’t provide too many options of food, just one variation for each need depending on the size of your business.
3. Pet Treats
Dog and cat treats are an easy product that is almost guaranteed to be one of your best sellers. Make sure you display your treats near the checkout.
TIP: A great way to sell more treats is by providing a samples jar near your checkout to let your customers try them on their pets!
2. Potty Training Pee Pads
Pee pads are a great, quick-purchase item that you can display close to your check-out so that customers can easily add that when paying for their purchase. It’s also a surprisingly high profit margin product, retailing for about $12-35 depending on the bundle.
1. Dog Poop Bags
This may seem like an unusual product to have at the top of the list, but it’s a product that every dog owner needs and always needs refills of. While it may not provide the highest profit margin like a dog bed or dog kennel, it can get your customers coming back to your business where they end up buying more than just that one item. It’s no wonder it’s the #1 Best Selling Pet Product on Amazon.