Archive for October, 2011

How Much Does it Cost to Open a Pet Store?

And is Now A Good Time to Open a Pet Store in This Economy? Dave Ratner, Owner of Daves Soda & Pet City, a 5-store chain in Massachusetts, will be opening his sixth pet store. The man definitely knows a thing or two about not just surviving but thriving, in the competitive pet business marketplace. […]


Pet Businesses Jumping on Smart Phone Apps Bandwagon

Ready or not, smart phone apps for the likes of iPhones, Androids and Blackberries are becoming more and more popular among the pet set. According to, “more firms are turning to…apps to enhance the way customers interact with their products and services–and even boost their bottom lines.” Some of the ways businesses are using […]


Mirage Pet Products Drop Shipper

This Missouri-based, family-owned business specializes in mostly wearables such as collars, harnesses, dog clothing, charms, etc. While the shipping rates on drop ship orders are reasonable as outlined in their FAQ located here, the only part of the drop shipping service that raised an eyebrow was this statement about shipment delivery lead times: Orders are […]