digPETS is an online distributor that sells only high end products. Currently they distribute the complete product line of over 20 luxury pet brands. Unlike other wholesale online sites, digPETS actually warehouses all of the products they represent so you only pay one shipping fee. Not only is it one stop shopping for you but imagine what you’ll save in shipping costs and avoiding individual manufacturer minimum orders. “A retailer can order items from several manufacturers, if they want to,” said Andrew Kroll, digPETS’ director and founder. Since digPETS stocks the inventory, packs the order and ships it, the retailer pays only one shipping charge, all without any handling charges. “Our retailers can order online from our partners at www.gotorovers.com, fax their order in or call us direct during normal business hours.” Other benefits of digPETS are that they will drop ship to your customers at no additional charge and normally the order ships in 24 hours. digPETS is in
Other online wholesale ordering services include www.wholesalepet.com. This company is by far the most established and well known. Like digPETS, buyers can enjoy one stop shopping but then orders for each brand are sent to that manufacturer to process and ship. In other words, Wholesalepet does not distribute products; rather they are a very effective conduit between the buyer and seller.Currently Wholesalepet represents close to 200 manufacturers, including happytails Canine Spa Line Another unique feature to Wholesalepet is their message board. Store owners from all over the country post messages about inventory needs, what sells and doesn’t sell recommendations and more. Wholesalepet.com has developed into quite a community of loyal users.
The newest service around is Petmanufacturers.com. Based in New York Petmanufacturers.com is a new high tech, user friendly platform for qualified pet retailers saving them both time and money. From what we could tell there are about 142 lines represented on this site. The unique thing to PetManufacturers.com is that it allows manufacturers to post product training and tutorial videos. Visit www.petmanufacturers.com for more info.
Roversrepsonline.com has been around for about two years. In just a couple of weeks it will be changing its name to GoToRovers.com. This site was the brain child of three entrepreneurial pet sales reps who decided to add an online component to the sales they were already getting in the field. Like the other online sites GoToRovers.com is a convenient, one-stop, online web site where retail pet store owners and operators can find free industry related services and purchase from thousands of pet supply products and gifts, on line, 24 hours a day. GoToRovers.com also is the home of digPETS.com which was mentioned above. There are other wholesale ordering sites around but these are the main ones and all offer an easier way of ordering than going vendor to vendor. Keep your eye on digPETS.com. We think it’s really offering something unique and different to the pet industry.