Do you want to make more money as a dog trainer? Try selling products to your clients! This way, you expand your business by giving clients more of what they need. Plus, you only need one app to manage clients and sell products: PocketSuite.
In this article, you’ll learn how to add an e-commerce store to your PocketSuite booking site and get tips to boost your online product sales.
How do I sell products as a dog trainer?
PocketSuite made selling to clients 10x easier! All you have to do is download the app, customize your online store, add products, and Voila! you have a fully automated e-commerce site at no extra cost.
Dog trainers can use PocketSuite if they want to avoid the hassle and fees of e-commerce giants like Shopify and Etsy. We’re an all-in-one app, so you get support for your clients and your store included in your subscription.
Here’s how dog trainers can use the PocketSuite app to sell online products to clients.
#1 Choose products your clients need
First things first: decide which products are best to sell to your clients. Don’t feel pressured to offer dozens of products, especially if you’re just starting out. You can choose one or a few products. The most important thing is to choose products that add value to your clients and their pets.
You have the opportunity to give your clients the products they need to make their training sessions easier and make beautiful their pup happier. Chances are, they’re already in the market for pet food, equipment, and accessories. Why not point them in the right direction?
Do trainers often sell:
- Dog food and treats
- Dog collars
- Dog vests and harnesses
- Pet toys
- Digital products like training manuals
You can find these products at wholesalers like Alibaba or add some homemade goods into the mix. The choice is yours! Just make sure to show your clients why your product is the best option for their dogs.
#2 Customize your online store
Once your products are ready to go, you can list them on your online store. Make sure to customize your store with product images and descriptions to increase your chances of making the sale. Clients can purchase and pay for their products online. (And you get to choose whether items are available for pick up or delivery).
Here’s a tip: Add product categories to make it easier for customers to browse your products.
Read this step-by-step tutorial on setting up an online store in PocketSuite.
#3 Upsell your products automatically
To earn more money from your online store, you’ll want to try upselling. Upselling is recommending products to clients that pair well with your services. It’s a surefire method to boost your online product sales. And chances are you already have services that are perfect for product upsells, like a harness for a puppy training boot camp. Plus, your clients trust you. So you have a better chance of making the sale.
It’s easy to upsell products in the PocketSuite app. You can turn your products into add-ons for specific services. When your clients book you for a service, they’ll automatically be recommended products at checkout.
#4 Get paid
Of course, you want your online store to earn money. So you’ll need reliable ways to get paid. As a dog trainer, it’s important to add multiple payment options to your online store. This way, clients don’t click away before completing checkout.
At PocketSuite, we made it easy to accept payments for your online product orders. You can accept all major credit cards in the app (with an industry-low processing fee). And for pick-ups, clients can pay you in cash or choose between a card reader or Tap To Pay on your phone.
Here’s a tip: Remember to set a cancellation policy in the app. That way, we’ll automatically collect a fee if your client cancels their order before your set deadline.
#5 Track orders
Your online store is ready to go! So, it’s time to think about fulfillment. You want to be ready when the orders start pouring in! The good news is that PocketSuite helps you automate the shipping, fulfillment, and tracking of your orders.
You can choose shipping preferences that meet the needs of your business, like how delivery fees will be calculated and your preferred shipping provider. Plus, clients will be updated on the status of their orders through text and email notifications.
#6 Market your retail products
To maximize your online product sales, you’ll need to market your online store. With a few simple marketing techniques, you’re sure to see your products take off. PocketSuite offers several marketing tools to help you promote products to customers.
We make it easy to collect leads and retarget them with product promotions. Using our Smart Campaigns feature, you can create targeted text marketing campaigns for your clients. This way, they get product announcements and discounts straight to their phone.
Here’s the deal
As a dog trainer, you can offer more value to clients and boost your income by selling retail products. It’s easy to get started. All you need is a platform that can work double duty as a booking app and e-commerce solution.
That’s where we come in! At PocketSuite, you can sell products and services to clients in the same app. We’re the all-in-one solution to grow your dog training business.