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Want to Work from Home as a Dropshipper? Pet Supplies Sell!

dropshipper pet suppliesIf you want to work from home as a dropshipper, here is a little tip to steer you toward a great niche: pet supplies sell!

Pet supplies are in big demand and you need have no fears that the popularity of this hot niche is going to wane. In fact, as time goes on, the amount of money people spend on their pets--globally---continues to increase.

If you become a dropshipper of pet supplies, you can count on a steady, dependable flow of traffic and sales year round. Of course, bear in mind that more and more pet owners are buying Christmas gifts, Valentine’s Day presents and birthday gifts for their four legged friends.

Would you be surprised to learn that a lot of pet lovers buy Halloween costumes for Fido and/or Fluffy? It’s true!

So, it seems pretty clear that as a dropshipper for pet supplies, you would getting in on a good thing and would be able to have a very profitable home business in ecommerce.

Which pet supplies perform the best for ecommerce?

What Pet Supplies are Best for a Dropshipper?

You might be wondering which pet supplies are best for ecommerce home businesses and dropshippers.

This is a broad, broad niche! There are scads of various pet supplies for all manner of pets. You might be a dropshipper of pet supplies for:

  • Birds
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Snakes
  • Lizards
  • Monkeys
  • Ferrets
  • Sugar Gliders
  • Hamsters
  • Gerbils
  • Horses
  • Pot Bellied Pigs
  • And Many More

As you can imagine, it would be a massive undertaking to attempt to be a dropshipper of pet supplies for every type of pet. So, it might be prudent to focus on pet supplies for the most commonly owned, or most popular pets.

What are the most popular pets?

Dogs and cats.

Some Pet Products Statistics

According to the latest 2011-2012 study conducted by the American Pet Products Association, there are more households with pets than ever. Here are some of the interesting tidbits from this research:

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.

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

Birds                             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

Types of Pet Supplies

Here are a few examples of products suitable for your business as a dropshipper for pet supplies:

  • Dog Beds
  • Cat Beds
  • Ferret Cages
  • Dog Crates Cat Kennels
  • Cat Condos
  • Cat Scratching Posts
  • Dog Toys
  • Cat Toys
  • Litter
  • Collars
  • Harnesses
  • Leashes
  • And Much More

Whichever types of pet supplies you decide to dropship, be very careful about choosing a wholesale product source.

You need to be sure that you really do get true wholesale prices so that you will have an ample margin of profit on every sale. After all, the whole idea of having your own business is making money, and if you are paying retail---or close to retail---prices for the pet supplies you dropship, you will not be making enough money to sustain your enterprise.

If you want to earn a great living working from home as a dropshipper, pet supplies sell, so get started today!


Cats and dogs have huge percentage.
Posted @ Saturday, February 23, 2013 2:39 AM by Pet Shops Melbourne
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