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Home Business Idea: Dropshipper Pet Supplies

dropshipper pet suppliesAnyone casting about for a great idea for a profitable online home business might benefit from considering dropshipper pet supplies.

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Pets are big business!

Here are some interesting stats from the APPA, American Pet Products Association:

  • According to the 2011-2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 72.9 millions homes

  • In 1988, the first year the survey was conducted, 56% of U.S. households owned a pet as compared to 62% in 2008

Here are the stats on the number of American households that own a pet:

Bird                              5.7
Cat                               38.9
Dog                              46.3
Equine                          2.4
Freshwater Fish            11.9
Saltwater Fish               0.7
Reptile                          4.6
Small Animal                 5.0

Total Number of Pets Owned in the U.S. (millions)

Bird                              16.2
Cat                               86.4
Dog                              78.2
Equine                          7.9
Freshwater Fish            151.1
Saltwater Fish               8.61
Reptile                          13.0
Small Animal                 16.0

Ownership statistics were gathered from APPA’s 2011-2012 National Pet Owners Survey.

Looking at spending, here are some stats from the APPA, gathered from various market sources:

Total U.S. Pet Industry Expenditures

Year                 Billion
2011                 $50.84 Est.
2010                 $48.35 Actual
2009                 $45.5
2008                 $43.2
2007                 $41.2
2006                 $38.5
2005                 $36.3
2004                 $34.4
2003                 $32.4
2002                 $29.5
2001                 $28.5
1998                 $23
1996                 $21
1994                 $17 

Wow! Just look how the sales of pet products have grown! It seems quite evident that this is a hungry niche with a huge target market and enormous demand! Supply that demand and you’ve got a winner!

According to retail analysts, trends in pet products are evolving. More and more pet owners are buying toys, clothing, treats and other items for Fido and Fluffy. You can find pet Christmas stockings, even pet Valentines and Easter baskets!

It might be only fair for people to pamper their four legged friends because medical research shows that having pets has all sorts of health benefits such as reducing your risk of heart attack, fighting depression, lowering blood pressure, reducing stress and more.

Drop Ship Access has a great selection of popular, high quality pet products available for you to start selling now! Start a home business today as a dropshipper pet supplies!

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