If you would like to run your own pet products business dedicated to offering choice, value and a little bit of pampering for cats, dogs, birds and small animals whilst working from home, but are not sure quite how to 'actually do it' and take the first step, then this is an ideal opportunity - everything has been setup and this really is a turnkey operation, ready to go. Just add marketing and enthusiasm.
Our website offers hundreds of products from popular pet brands. Categories include feeding, treats, bedding, toys, bird tables, collars and leads and pretty much everything you would expect from a large, modern, high street pet shop.
All products are easy to order from the wholesaler and the mark up is at least 125% on all items.
We have many years of eCommerce experience and of running successful online businesses first hand and we are happy to share our experiences with you and provide support. This business can be run from any location as long as you have an Internet connection, in fact, as it's run 'in the cloud' you can manage this business with literally just a web browser!
The business benefits from having low running costs and allows you to buy from a UK wholesaler in small quantities so you are not holding up cash in too much stock (you can order online from the wholesaler direct and they despatch to you same day, you then repack the goods for your customer and take it down to the Post Office.) We are also able to point you in the direction of other manufacturers and wholesalers with a view to expanding the business. Technical experience is not needed, simply motivation, enthusiasm and vision will make this business grow.
Business premises are not technically needed as this business can be run from home in a spare room / office etc from your computer. The website is easy to manage and run on a day to day basis. All elements of how to run this business will be explained to you in person and our support and follow up is included for as long as needed. We have plenty of tips and suggestions on how to grow the business based on real world, been there got the T-shirt, experience!
This fully functioning eCommerce website selling a wide range of goods for pets has recently been launched. Professional UK wholesalers have been sourced and an existing relationship is in place for you to take over. This will all be handed over to you and details of how to order stock after the sale.
We have already picked up a handful of orders since going live and this is from no promotional activity whatsover. The products are in demand all year round and it is simply a case of getting potential customers to the site.
Our last business was a successful online retailer and we have a 0-6 month plan which will see in the region of 20 orders a day once implemented. Full details will be shared with the new owner and training/support will be provided to help you get to grips with the business.
Online spending in the pet marketplace is growing on average by 20% per year and more and more customers are buying the basics for their pets online. It is so much easier to order a cat scratching post or dog basket from your armchair than carrying it around the shopping centre and the prices you can sell at whilst still making an excellent profit are certainly better than you can find on the high street too.
The following has been already set up and is ready to go:
- Fully configured E commerce system ready to take payments
- Products already added
- Facebook & Twitter accounts can be created and connected for the new owner
- Email account setup
- The website can upload all inventory to Ebay & Amazon in just a few clicks
- Customer loyalty points scheme included
- Promotion codes, discounts, buy one get one free offers etc can all be created yourself from the back end of the site
- Customer accounts and log ins included
- All customer order and address label paperwork can be printed directly from the website
- Full training session at the time of handover so that you can do it all yourself
You will have full ownership and control of the business with no ongoing obligation to us.
The ability to export the products to Ebay and Amazon are an automated click away.
We will provide lots of training, guidance and support for you and show you the ropes to get going.
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Other Business Details
We have designed this business to be run from home. Our suppliers have a very low minimum order requirement so there is no need to hold any significant level of stock.
Obviously there are others out there selling pet goods online but we would suggest promoting family values and old fashioned service as well as really good prices. The business would be best suited to a genuine pet lover who would not sell anything which they would not use on their own pets and these qualities can be emphasised to give customers a reason to buy from you rather than the competition.
We can assist you with an ongoing programme of SEO, Ebay shop build and maintenance and traffic generation. If you wanted you could entirely outsource the promotion of the site to us for around Â£300 per month and this would be all you need to get the momentum and sales started.
Business Operation Details
Support & Training:
We do have several years of successful online retailing behind us and have a clear plan to generate site traffic and orders for not a great deal of investment. We would be very happy to support you and guide you. A full handover session will be provided in person to train you on the operations of the website.
Reason For Selling:
We are experienced online retailers having run our own operation from 2003 until its recent sale. These days we would rather research and build businesses and work with first time entrepreneurs rather than sell products ourselves as this is what we enjoy the most.