Pets shop project

Project Ideas Apr 14, 2020

One of the most special and profitable projects and the best business that you may want to be the first to try, funniest as well if you are a pets lover. This kind of small business is rare, which make it one of a unique business idea and a real money making project. We are here to provide you with the best of the best, that’s why we represent to you the Pet Shop project; still confusing about if you are going to sell animals, of course not, in pet shop you will be able to sell all pet supplies, food, accessories…etc.

If you are reading this, then you must be interested in pet shop project. In order to succeed you will need a very detailed plan, don’t worry we are here to help you. Keep reading if you want to learn more about this project, because in the next paragraph, we will provide you with all information you need to open a Pet Shop, also we will give you the key of success, and we will try to answer the most common questions.

The first three steps

- A Store -

In every project, the first thing you should think about is the place weather it’s a factory or a shop, in this case you are going to need a store in a crowded place as a mall, supermarket, or a street; any place that could be seen. The store can be large or medium, that depends on your budget. Make sure to pick the right painting color for the store and the surface, also you have to keep organized. Furthermore, you will need a license to open your pet shop, and that’s easy, you don’t have to think about it. For the rent, we can not name a price, because rents differ from country to another, at this point you will need to ask in the nearby markets.

- Suplies -

At this point you are free to choose your own supplies. You can provide all pets products, especially dogs and cats. You have to provide everything a pet owner need, also bring new things that are not available in the market. Besides the products, you also need some furniture as racks and a counter, chairs, carpets, plants, just to help decorating your pet shop.

Here are some supplies you need to provide: cats dry and wet food, dogs dry and wet food, fish food, hamsters food, birds food, aquariums, beds, cages, litter boxes, litter, bowels, belts, chains, toys, accessories, shampoo, anti-fleas…etc.

There is a plenty of online markets from where you can order supplies for your pet shop project, or look for a big pet store nearby from where you can buy your supplies.

- Design and organization -

As we said before, surface matters, color matters, organization matters. Taking care for your shop reflects who you are. Keep the design of your pet shop so simple, choose warm colors for the surface and inside the pet shop, pick more than one color to make the space joyful. Keep the racks simple. Put pet stickers on the walls or the surface, in order to add more decoration to the pet shop. Also make each rack for each category, for example; cats food should take a whole rack, you can write the name of the category above each rack, or you can give it a special color, and so on. Remember, keep your pet store clean and organized. Here are some samples bellow.

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Marketing

Win customers: the key of success in every project is quality, that’s one of the reasons that make customers come back, choose your products wisely. Give reasonable prices to your products, and always make promotions, be friendly and helpful with customers, explain to them about the ingredients of your products, and give them advice if it’s possible. Try to provide new products that are not available in the market and by doing that, you may free some time to visit other pet shops.

Social media: one of the best means of marketing is social media, as everyone is online, you can target the majority of pet owners. Create page on facebook or instagram, post pictures or even videos of your pet shop, talk about your products, the quality, the prices, and give the best offers. Don’t forget to mention your pet shop location and your phone number, to be easy to reach.

Publication: in addition to what we mentioned before, you also need to spend some money on printing some publications, ask someone to help you; you may also want to put some photos of your pet shop. Fill it with all information about your store, products, prices…etc. your location and phone number are very important. After you print them, distribute them on streets, malls, markets, big stores, even neighborhoods.

Creativity : creativity is always needed in order to grow any business. Don’t be afraid of being creative and do not hesitate to experience new things. Make your own touch; create yourself a name in the market. Read and learn more about pets, in order to come up with new ideas.

Budget : this kind of projects needs a fine budget, you can take a credit from the bank if you don’t have the enough money. Learn how to manage you budget. Pet shop project is a profitable project that you will gain profits in a short term. Yet, you better make a schedule concerning the store bills, products…etc. and stick with it.

Marketing tips

  1. Establish your identity.
  2. Websites and social media are effective.
  3. Quality is the key of success.
  4. Make a plan.
  5. Always be updates.
  6. Creativity and uniqueness.
  7. Understand your customers.

Finally, we hope that we have explained enough about pet shop projects, and we gave you enough information about it. We guarantee you if you are able to follow the steps we mentioned before, you will absolutely be successful. If you have any questions concerning pet shop project or any other project, don’t hesitate to ask us on our website, and we wish you the best of luck.

Karim Boubouh

PhD candidate at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University