Running a business, big or small, means weighing the ins and outs. Is the juice worth the squeeze? What’s the return on investment? Is the money I put in going to get me the results I want? These are questions all business owners come up against, especially when it comes to marketing. As a pet store owner, how can you effectively promote your pet store and it’s content without breaking the bank?
The team here at Pet Engine Marketing have made massive increases to organic (unpaid) traffic through search engines like Google and Bing with one of our clients, Wags to Wiskers Pet Supplies, in Ann Arbor, MI (a saturated market when it comes to pet stores, both independent and big box). So if you wanted proof of our work and our results, here it is!
A final Freesources post as a kind of catch-all for everything we’ve gone over in the fast few months while building our community. We’ll also go over a few other of our favorite resources that didn’t fall into one of the broader categories but could still be useful for pet store owners and other pet professionals.
We’re going to add to our Freesources post on tradeshows with our six steps to a successful tradeshow, ensuring that you get the most out of your expo experience whether it’s at Global, SuperZoo, PetConnections, or otherwise.
We’re going to sneak this one in here because technically, retailers attend tradeshows for free. They are meant for independent and family-owned businesses to build connections, find new products, get free samples, learn, and build those small, local pet stores that we all love.
Since we are primarily a pet store marketing agency for brick-and-mortar retailers, we’re going to dig into some tips that are primarily meant for that type of business. Nonetheless, what we give out here can be appropriated and adapted to other pet businesses, whether it’s for exotic birds, livestock and feed, or fish and aquariums, this will help.
Search engine optimization is more important than ever nowadays and it’s critical for (almost) every pet store to understand the true meaning of SEO as well as the potential it creates for every pet business. Of course, we’ll back it up with data!
Today’s Freesource post will focus on what AnswerThePublic does, and why it’s a huge benefit to you as a pet store owner and your pet store’s marketing strategy when it comes to content creation, understanding your audience, and SEO.
6 reasons why you need to use a social media management tool for your pet store’s marketing strategy. Let’s dive right in - you’ll notice that most of these reasons fall under a few main tenets: it saves you time, it makes your life easier, and it improves your social media marketing capabilities.
Using video is a really good idea - using video to market your pet store in the right way on the right platforms is a great idea. We’ve got best practices to help pet store owners starting out or implementing video marketing.
We are so excited to announce that we’ll be speaking at Pet Connections Expo on October 15-16 at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center! It’s free for retailers, so we’re hoping to meet a lot of you face-to-face and make the most of our time there.
It’s true, we’re deep into the “visual revolution.” With hundreds or thousands of social posts flooding your customers every day across every platform, you need visual content to help you pop and stand out from the rest of the noise.
What really makes your visual content, your imagery, and your graphic branding important? Today we’ll get into some nitty gritty data-based (always) trends that will get our point across: the internet and it’s users have shifted from “tell” to “show.”
“Look good, feel good, play good, paid good.” Deion Sanders said that, but it applies to pet stores, and pet store marketing, as well. Whether you like it or not, potential customers are going to judge your pet store before they ever set foot in it via your Instagram feed, your Facebook page, and your website’s appearance.
Fresh off our quick write-up of one of Jet’s Favorite Freesources on HubSpot, we’re going to dig a big deeper into the world of inbound marketing. The folks at HubSpot are big proponents of inbound marketing, and nearly all retailers engage in some form of inbound marketing (whether they know it or not), including pet retailers.
As a pet store owner, we recommend HubSpot as a place to learn more about marketing, sales, and services that can help build your business. As a small business within the pet industry ourselves, we utilize HubSpot for their free CRM, their free sales platform, their free marketing resources, research, and reports, and their helpful community of generous business owners and marketers.
After more than 20 years of watching PetSmart and Petco enjoy the lion’s share of consumer spending in the pet specialty channel, it appears that independent pet store chains are gaining ground and PetSmart & Petco are going downward dog!
Today we’ll go over some quick tips and tricks to improve your website that maybe you and your team overlooked in the case of not needing a complete website overhaul. Let’s learn about optimizing your pet store’s website.
When it comes to content creation for a newly created website, every pet store is unique and needs something to differentiate itself. However, visitors to your website (your potential customers) have set expectations of your website: what information they expect to find on it and where on your website they expect to find it. So, we’ll advise you on what our experience tells us are the must-have pages that all pet store websites need.
We’re going to go over a few reasons why the modern pet store needs a modern website and how it can be used to build your business. As always, we’ll be using real-time examples, real-time data from one of our clients, and real-time statistics to back up all of our claims.
Part 6 of our Freesource series for pet store marketing is going to focus on the importance of having a beautiful, functional, informative website that draws online visitors toward your pet store rather than repelling them.
Pretty big question right? Maybe an even more pertinent question to our pet store owners is why does it matter for me to know what my time is worth? What’s the point of this question? What’s the point of anything?
Based on our experience in marketing pet stores and in working in and managing pet stores, we bet that the majority of pet store owners are saying “I am pulled all over the place and hardly feel in control of where I spend my time due to the demands of the business.”
Among all demographics, the growing trend is not in calling in, or sending emails, but going to Facebook and Twitter to get answers to questions, get issues resolved, and get on with their lives quickly. Clearly, social media platforms have evolved to become more than emergent platforms for marketing and advertising.