Every threat to a person’s safety does not necessarily come at the hands of criminals. Sometimes an aggressive animal can do just as much damage. We give you and your customers a leg up by carrying a range of animal repellents that are as useful in the wild as they are in suburban America. We carry bear spray, dog repellent and electronic ultrasonic dog repeller. Be sure to stock animal repellents alongside those personal safety products aimed at the criminal element.
A combination of solid local regulations and excellent wildlife management have greatly reduced the number of violent incidents between aggressive animals and human beings. But there is no way to guarantee that a person will never have to face an angry dog or a protective mother bear. Things happen.
If you read the news, you are fully aware that people die every year after unfortunate encounters with animals. We sell animal repellents in order to give people who find themselves in such situations the upper hand. Our animal repellents are divided into two categories: bears and dogs.
Bear repellents are ideal for people who spend a lot of time in the great outdoors, in locations frequented by bears. Of course, there are residential neighborhoods in certain locations around the country where bears are known to be a problem. People living in such neighborhoods would do well to arm themselves with a bear repellent.
Dog repellents are less for the great outdoors and more for the suburban or urban neighborhood. They are an excellent option for runners and joggers, bicyclists, postal workers, meter readers, and others who routinely find themselves encountering dogs throughout the day.
If you are worried about causing long-term damage or death to the animals affected by these repellents, you can dismiss that worry. These repellents are as non-lethal to animals as pepper spray is the humans. Animal repellents cause a lot of discomfort, but they are not deadly or harmful in the long term.
A good bear spray can cause enough discomfort to stop aggressive action while the user makes an escape. We sell two bear spray products that do just that. Animal repellents for dogs work the same way. They neutralize an aggressive canine long enough for a person to get away and call authorities.
Please understand how important these animal repellents are. When certain animals get aggressive, they can be highly unpredictable. One of your customers can move from a seemingly safe and innocuous situation into a life-threatening emergency in mere seconds. Having access to a handy and easy-to-use animal repellent could mean the difference between stopping an attack in facing serious injury or death.
The idea here is not to harm aggressive animals; it is to prevent them from harming you. That’s why animal repellents are considered non-lethal self-defense. You are not on the attack with a bear or dog spray. Instead, the spray only comes out when you need to defend yourself.
The need for animal repellents should be clear by now. So let’s move on to the topic of how you can actually sell them. You can sell animal repellents via face-to-face sales, through online means, or by a combination of both. You choose. After all, your role as a Safety Technology dealer is one of independent business owner with total control over everything you do.
Should you decide that face-to-face sales are your preferred avenue, a good place to start are trade shows that focus on outdoor activities. Local hunting and fishing shows are both good examples. You can also sell at RV shows, boat shows, and even gun shows. Each of the shows gathers large numbers of people together in a small space, where they can hear your message clearly.
Note that these kinds of shows tend to solicit vendors long before they come to town. So you have to be proactive to sell this way. You will have to do some research to find out when shows are coming to your local area. You will have to dig around to find contact information. Then it is a matter of renting your table or booth space and getting out there to meet your customers.
Sell through all or just some of these venues. Do whatever works for you.
With all the different ways to self, you are limited only by your imagination, creativity, and willingness to invest in your business. Having said that, we do not want to give you any illusions of overnight success. Building a successful retail operation takes time and effort. You have to start somewhere.
We encourage you to start selling animal repellents as soon as you can. Complete our online dealer application, get your own Safety Technology dealer account, and start making our products available to your potential customers. The sooner you start, the sooner you will be on the road to building a successful retail operation. Safety Technology will be behind you every step of the way.
As you are setting up your business, be cognizant of both long- and short-term goals. In the short term, your primary goal is to start selling a few pieces here and there. Just get the ball rolling, as it were. In the long term, decide whether your business is to be a full- or part-time endeavor.
We have dealers selling animal repellents and other products on a strictly part-time basis by working local trade shows on the weekends. They keep their full-time jobs along with all the benefits those jobs afford. That’s a fine choice.
We have other dealers that build their businesses into full-time ventures they work 40+ hours per week. They become their own employers, using the profits they generate to pay themselves and any others who might work for them. This is an equally valid choice.
We cannot talk about selling animal repellents without reminding you that Safety Technology offers one of the best dropshipping programs in the country. We are also not afraid to say that we are the largest dropshipper in the personal safety and self-defense industry.
This is important to you because dropshipping is a way to start your new business without a huge investment in inventory and shipping. There is no overhead for you because we stock the products you sell in our own warehouse. When we do ship, we ship directly to your customer rather than you.
You can operate on a drop shipping basis from a small office, your apartment, or a spare room in your home. All you really need is a computer and a willingness to sell.
Dropshipping creates a mutually beneficial relationship between you and us. You benefit by being able to sell animal repellent and other personal safety items without having to invest in stock for shipping. We benefit by moving more product. Together, both of our businesses do well under the dropshipping model.
We have told you basically everything you need to know to start selling animal repellents as a Safety Technology dealer. So, are you ready to start selling? If so, what are you waiting for?
We make selling our products as easy as possible through wholesale pricing, full customer support, and a range of resources to help you reach your customers. When you become a Safety Technology dealer, you will have access to our full color catalog, a complete price list, individual product descriptions, print- and web-ready graphics, and more. If you ever need help, we are just a phone call or e-mail away.
The personal safety and self-defense market still has plenty of room for dealers like you. So let’s not wait any longer. Submit your dealer application to get the ball rolling on becoming a Safety Technology dealer. Once those order start rolling in, you’ll be glad you did.