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Start a Pet Supply Wholesale Drop Shipping Home Business

pet supplies wholesale drop shippingIf you want to break away from your job and be your own boss, here’s an idea for you: Start a pet supply wholesale drop shipping home business!

With the opportunities available on the World Wide Web, there aren’t many reasons for staying in a job that brings you little or no joy, a boat load of stress and not enough money.

With the advent of the internet, almost anyone can become an entrepreneur with an online business and earn a great income working from home.

Just think of it!

  • No more long commutes or drives to work.

  • No more buying expensive clothing to wear to your workplace only.

  • No more hassles with co-workers and bosses and/or supervisors.

  • No more having to trudge out in all kinds of inclement weather to go to work.

  • No more set amount of how much you can earn.

  • No more taking vacations and off days when it suits someone else.

  • No more taking breaks and lunch hours when somebody else decides you should go.

  • And more.

You get the idea. Working from the comfort, privacy and security of your own home is better by far than almost any job could possibly be when you are working for someone else instead of yourself.

Since the niche you settle on for drop shipping will have a lot to do with your ultimate success of failure, it would behoove you to spend a little time researching and choosing a niche with a large enough target market to keep you in sufficient traffic and sales to be successful.

This brings us to the subject of pet supplies.

Pet Supplies as a Wholesale Drop Shipping Niche

First of all, let’s be clear about the word “wholesale” as used in this topic. It doesn’t mean that you will sell pet supplies wholesale. Obviously, this won’t be a viable business model.

Why not?

Well….how can you buy wholesale and sell wholesale and expect to have any margin left for profit?

Right! You won’t. So, this isn’t what is meant by “wholesale” in the context of a wholesale pet supplies drop shipping business. What is meant, instead, is that you will buy at wholesale prices and sell at retail prices.

Buy low, sell high. That’s the name of the game.

Naturally, you can only sell as high as the market will bear. But, it’s a lead pipe cinch that you can’t buy and sell at wholesale prices and come out ahead.

So, you want to find a reputable dropship product supplier with pet supplies at genuine wholesale prices. This way, you have an ample margin of profit when you resell these products and you will make money. Which, after all, is the whole idea.

You may be wondering if drop shipping wholesale pet supplies is a good niche for a home business.

Sales Stats for Pet Supplies

Take a look at these stats and you will probably see why pet supplies is indeed a quite lucrative niche for an ecommerce home business:

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

  • Breakdown of pet ownership in the U.S. according to the 2011-2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey:

Number of U.S. Households that Own a Pet (millions)

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

Total U.S. Pet Industry Expenditures

Year                 Billion
2012                 $52.87 Estimate
2011                 $50.96 Actual
2010                 $48.35
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 

For 2012, it estimated that $52.87 billion will be spent on our pets in the U.S.

Estimated Breakdown:
Food                                                      $20.46 billion
Supplies/OTC Medicine                              $12.56 billion
Vet Care                                                 $13.59 billion
Live animal purchases                              $2.15 billion
Pet Services: grooming & boarding             $4.11 billion 
Source: American Pet Products Association

How about those numbers?

You should be convinced by now that for a fantastic home business, you can get into pet supply wholesale drop shipping and make big bucks, so start today!


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