Archive for January, 2007

Are Trade Shows Worth It?

Exhibiting at trade and/or consumer shows can be expensive, time consuming and downright exhausting.  So you have to ask yourself:  is it worth all the trouble and expense. I used to exhibit at a consumer show called Super Pet Expo .  By the time I spent $500 for booth space, rented a van, lugged all […]


It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

    Selling pet supplies online has its own set of challenges.  Sure, there’s no rent to pay and you can work in your pajamas if that’s what makes you happy, but out there in cyberspace it’s a cut throat world!  Take, for instance, a site like  Their motto is: “Where you find pet […]


Selling Dogs In Pet Stores

In our most recent podcast with Pet Product News editor-in-chief, Carol Boker, the topic of selling pets, particularly dogs, came up in the conversation. While she believes if “done right” it can be OK for store owners and certainly makes buying a dog easy for the consumer, is it ever really right for the dog? […]