Monday, February 23, 2009

How to Sell Pets Online

Nothing captivates our hearts better than a furry (or scaly or feathery) friend. Pets provide us with unconditional love and fill an important place in our lives. From the traditional pets like dogs and cats to the more exotic pets such as snakes, spiders, and rodents, you can buy or sell any pet imaginable online.

If you are a new breeder or just want to know how to sell pets online, there are a few things you should know to ensure you sell your pets successfully. Online classifieds such as InetGiant are a great place to sell your pets. Classified ads are free and receive a lot of traffic. The traffic they receive is also targeted because people who read classifieds are actively looking for something to buy. If you want to ensure that you are able to sell your pets online, here are some tips to write the most effective pet ads.

Use Photos

Nothing catches a reader’s attention faster than a good photo. A clear photo that shows the animal you are selling is the best way to attract potential buyers. Include as many photos as the classified website allows and make sure they all show your pet in different angles.

Professional and Specific Headline

Headlines like “cute puppies for sale” are the worst type of headlines and most readers will skip right over them. Buyers are usually looking for something specific so be as specific as you can with your headlines, such as “AKC Bulldogs.” You should also be professional in your headlines and avoid using all caps and fluff. A professional and specific headline will tell buyers that you are a reputable seller.

Include Varied Contact Info and Offer References

Serious buyers want to make sure they buy a pet from a reputable breeder, not a puppy mill or unscrupulous seller. Including multiple ways to reach you such as by phone, email, and in person will give buyers confidence that you are legitimate. It is also a very good idea to offer references in your ad so that buyers know they will be able to find out from others what your animals and business practices are like before they buy from you.

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