The water treatment category, more than many others, requires retailers to fully understand how various products work and in precisely what situations to use them.
During icy winters or even chilly autumns, retailers may opt to scale back their pond department assortments and temporarily re-purpose the space to boost sales.
The pond department can be a profit center for pet stores that understand the unique challenges and opportunities presented by this category.
Next month's Ornamental Fish Health Symposium will provide professionals from every level of the aquarium trade an opportunity to help improve the level of care provided to ornamental fish.
While reef fascination is alive and well among hobbyists, retailers need to master some key strategies to make the most out of their reef departments.
Retailers need to have a deep understanding of the pump and filter category to help customers find the products they need.
The right assortment, backed by a knowledgeable staff and effective signage, can wake up the lighting department.
Selling coral, snails, crabs and other invertebrates can be well worth the effort for retailers who understand how to merchandise and maintain them.
Give shelf-stable food sales a boost with some smart marketing strategies and solid sales tactics.
Cutesy ornaments may be top of mind when talking aquarium dÃ©cor, but don't forget to play up other important categories that will drive sales and rouse customers' imaginations.
Committing to live and frozen fish-food assortments means understanding the ins and outs of stocking and offering these important products to customers.
Offering tank delivery, installation and setup services helps customers get on the right track, while bolstering a store's bottom line.
Substrate is not a sexy product category, but with the right assortment and smart merchandising, retailers can maximize its sales potential.
Taking the time to evaluate and fix the shortcomings in your livestock department can translate into happier customers and stronger sales.
Retailers that understand the ins and outs of water treatment can boost sales while helping customers to maintain healthy, balanced aquariums.
Leveraging the popularity and appeal of nano tank setups can pay off in big ways.
The aquatics industry has undergone major changes in the last few years as retailers have been forced to navigate a rough economy. The good news is that experts say surviving the storm is possible-and better days are on the way.
Retailers can hone in on the most profitable and customer-friendly assortment of reef-tank supplies by understanding the marine consumer's needs.
Although pumps and filters aren't the most thrilling products in the aquatics department, clever merchandising and an informed sales staff can propel sales skyward.
Having the right assortment of aquarium lighting along with a helpful, knowledgeable sales staff is a must for aquatics retailers.