Home – New Forums Starting your journey Starting up pet supplies business!

  • This topic has 10 replies, 11 voices, and was last updated 2 years ago by haste.
Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #979652
    ruthfromsydney
    Member
    • Total posts: 1
    Up
    1
    ::

    As the title says it all :) I am going to start my online pet supplies business soon. I will begin by drop shopping from http://www.dealsdirect.com.au/c/pet-supplies/ until I make decent to buy things in bulk. If you happen to know of any wholesalers who can drop ship around the Sydney area, please let me know.

    Thanks,
    RC

    #1116089
    AdvancedPetSitting
    Member
    • Total posts: 357
    Up
    0
    ::

    Hi RC,

    Welcome to the forum. I don’t know any drop-shippers but just wanted to let you know that the market is saturated with online shops selling pet suppies. Check out what the prices are first and see if it is worth it. I know someone who started out some time ago and instead of competing with everyone online she started selling at local markets and is very happy. She says that if it’s in people’s face it is more likely they will buy from you. She sells a lot of treats and toys.

    #1116090
    tkc2012
    Member
    • Total posts: 64
    Up
    0
    ::

    I’m with Monika.

    I’m sure you could carve out a niche online, it’s just that you’ll need to spy a viable gap first. Thus, I wouldn’t go down the dropshipping path – to me it spells low-quality. Perhaps consider the contrary – hand-wrapped products, super dooper customer service, etc.

    #1116091
    Anonymous
    Guest
    • Total posts: 11,464
    Up
    0
    ::

    Hi Ruth,

    Congratulations on making the decision to move ahead with your new business, and welcome to Flying Solo. :)

    I hope you enjoy being part of our community and that you pick up some thought-provoking ideas like those already supplied by Monika and tkc2012.

    All the best for your new venture, however you decide to proceed.

    Jayne

    #1116092
    Gordan
    Member
    • Total posts: 119
    Up
    0
    ::

    Ive actually looked into this before, but opted out of it because the market is littered with competition. There is so many online stores now offering the same stuff. Do your research carefully.

    #1116093
    asafkatz
    Member
    • Total posts: 2
    Up
    0
    ::
    ruthfromsydney, post: 130137, member: 40336 wrote:
    As the title says it all :) I am going to start my online pet supplies business soon. I will begin by drop shopping from http://www.dealsdirect.com.au/c/pet-supplies/ until I make decent to buy things in bulk. If you happen to know of any wholesalers who can drop ship around the Sydney area, please let me know.

    Thanks,
    RC
    Hey RC,
    I’m stumbling upon your post with like a 4 years delay and wondering how did you go? did you end up launching your store? and if so – what did you learn?

    #1116094
    Charliebean
    Member
    • Total posts: 63
    Up
    0
    ::

    I would love to know if you proceeded as well?

    #1116095
    edwood7
    Member
    • Total posts: 1
    Up
    0
    ::

    I used myshipper.com.au and they were great : )

    #1232538
    discountpetsupplies
    Participant
    • Total posts: 1
    Up
    0
    ::

    Hi, did you use them to dropship products and were they reliable, good customer service etc?
    Thanks

    #1233890
    HenryPeter
    Participant
    • Total posts: 7
    Up
    0
    ::

    All the best! Where are you going to set up your new business?

    #1233986
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    • Total posts: 3
    Up
    0
    ::

    I hope you enjoy being part of our community and that you pick up some thought-provoking ideas like those already supplied by Monika and tkc2012.

    I hope you will enjoy business community. You will get many ideas at google but i will suggest wholesale challenge coins and hat you pick up some thought-provoking ideas like those already supplied by Monika and tkc2012.

    #1237102
    haste
    Participant
    • Total posts: 2
    Up
    0
    ::

    I have a heap of leather dog collars and leads etc that we had from our online store if you’d like them? They’ve been maintained in storage. Only reason we still have them is because we shut down the online store to focus on a larger company.

    My username is new but I’ve been a long time poster on flying solo over the years, for some reason my old account won’t let me log back in.

Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.