Starting a Business in the Dog Clothing Industry: Is Now A Good Time?
By Grant Carroll
Yes. Let me just get that answer out of the way. In a matter of just a few years, dog clothing has grown from obscurity into a booming industry. Millions of dog owners around the country and around the world are willing to pull out their wallets to clothe their furry babies. Even though it takes hard work, the dog clothes industry is booming, and thereâ€™s plenty of room for businesses small and large to turn a profit.
First, letâ€™s discuss one of the less glamorous aspects of getting a dog clothing business started â€“ hard work. First of all, you have to set up shop. These days, you can either have a traditional â€œbrick and mortarâ€ store or you could set up an internet business. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, but internet businesses are cheaper to run due to the low overhead. This first step can be complex and difficult, so itâ€™s a good idea to get help and research as much as you can before going for it. An educated business owner is a successful business owner. Once you have set up your store you need to do some product sourcing. Look around for good, quality suppliers that can offer you the most for your money. For a dog clothes store, your suppliers must be able to provide fashionable clothing at a decent price and in a timely manner. If you donâ€™t have enough money to buy a lot of inventory yourself, you might want to find a dropshipper. They will ship the product directly to your customer with your companyâ€™s info on it. Itâ€™s best if you can find a wholesale supplier that also drop ships. Getting everything started can be a daunting task the feels overwhelming, but if you stick to it, then you will be rewarded in the end.