Shure Pets Consultants
Shure Pets is one of the few direct-sales companies that focus on pet products. Founded in 2002, Shure Pets is growing rapidly.
What the Business Involves:
As a Shure Pets Consultant, you would offer pet gifts, treats, health items, pet apparel, bedding and more directly to consumers through home parties (think Tupperware or Pampered Chef, but with a pet theme) and other direct sales methods. In fact, you don't even have to have parties - you can sell online (even on eBay), focus on fundraisers, or offer these quality, veterinarian-recommended products to groomers, vets, clinics and other pet related businesses.
Knowledge or Skills Required:
No special knowledge or skill is required; training is provided. You need to be excited about the idea of helping people who love pets. Sales experience is helpful; you'll be compensated not only for direct sales of products, but for helping other people start their own pet businesses.
Like franchising, you get access to a professional product line, promotional materials, and company support - at a significantly reduced price. New Pet Consultants pay only about $100 for their "New Puppy on the Block" kit (which includes about $250 worth of products) to join the company. Expect to spend a bit more if you want to order promotional materials or additional products.
You can set your own schedule
Multiple ways to earn income; individual home parties, fundraisers, online sales, etc.
Your own pet has lots of trying out the new toys - which you get at a substantial discount
Unlimited income potential with plenty of room for expansion; no geographic boundaries to your business
This business model works best for people who can follow established procedures
You're required to place orders periodically in order to remain active as a Consultant
Most Pet Parties are held in the evening (advantage OR disadvantage depends on your schedule, personal babysitting needs, etc.)
For more information:
1556 N. LaSalle St. Chicago, IL 60610
Tel: 1.888.SHURE.PETS (1.888.748.7373)
As of October 2004, there are 300+ Pet Consultants in the US and the numbers are growing rapidly.
A direct sales business like Shure Pets (or its competitor, Petlane) would be an excellent add-on pet business for most of the businesses mentioned on this website.