Grooming

by Carol Visser on Jul 1, 2013
“  Having had sporting and herding breeds all my life, I always thought bows, bandanas and other cutesy accessories were, well, a little over the top. Dogs do not care if they have bling or not, I thought, they just want dinner for the most part.I couldn’t have been more wrong. After years of watching dogs leave various grooming salons, I finally figured out what is really going on with bows, bandannas and all the…”

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by Carol Visser on Jun 1, 2013
“      Most retailers know the basic shampoos and conditioners their customers are looking for—flea/tick, general cleaning, anti-itch, odor control and color enhancing. But while it is great to carry tried-and-true bathing solutions to pets’ skin and coat needs, sticking to only the basics can result in a shampoo…”
by Carol Visser on May 1, 2013
“      A solution-oriented approach is often the best way to sell many pet care products. When it comes to coat and skin care for dogs, most consumers are looking for solutions to one of two issues—dogs that itch, and dogs that shed all over the house. Retailers that…”
by By Carol Visser on Apr 1, 2013
“      Selling spa products for pets is not a new idea, but it is an idea whose time is now. The pet industry, with its usual habit of following what’s selling in the human world, has released line after line of shampoos, conditioners and luxurious grooming items aimed…”
by Carol Visser on Mar 1, 2013
“      Unless a pet specialty retailer also offers grooming services, it is not always easy to make dirty pets pay. But it can be done. Selling products that keep animals cleaner and sweeter smelling between trips to the salon is a good way to add a few more…”