Well, my town is getting very big, very fast. So they're putting in all these very good stores (Target, Linens 'N Things, etc.) and some awesome restaurants. They are also putting in a Petsmart. Now, I know that the day that it opens, everyone's going to go to that store (or most of us). But on the other side of town (more conveniently located for all of us) is a medium-sized pet supply called Southern Agriculture, and we know all the people who work there and stuff. Their prices are quite cheap, too. How can I prevent Southern Ag. from going out of business?
Oh, and by the way, there's a pet shop that I HOPE goes out of business here, too. ;D
***Edited By: Allie on 6/9/2005 11:11:03 AM*** Reason: Typos galore
Word of mouth works wonders, Allie. If you tell people that some things (probably not everything, but some things) are cheaper at your friendly agriculture place they will continue to get business.
We had really only one small pet supplies store in town before the Petco came. They had a variety of stuff, espeically breed specific stuff like bumperstickers, pictures, and signs, but unfortunately the prices weren't great. I guess that's easy to do when your'e the only show in town. I remmeber having to shell out like $29 for a really pathetic looking pair of dog underwear for when Ramoth went into heat. I'm not sure if they're still open, but I never went there anywhere unless I literaly *Had* to because no one else carried a product.
Absolutely. Reputation carries a lot of weight. We now have Petsmart and Petco, but we also have a mom and pop pet supply store and they are doing very well too. Just moved to a bigger building. They have been here since before I was born, you know the stone ages, lol. They are nice people and are doing great. On the other hand we have had some not so great stores here and guess what? They are all gone, darn!