A 2008 review of bear attacks in Alaska from 1985–2006 found that bear spray stopped a bear’s aggressiveness in 92% of cases. Further, 98% of persons using bear spray in close-range encounters escaped uninjured.[Bear Spray]
The effectiveness of bear spray depends on the situation and circumstances of the attack. Tom Smith of Brigham Young University said, “No bear spray has ever been reported to kill a bear. It is our belief that widespread use of bear spray will promote human safety and bear conservation.”
If you sell Safety Technology products at gun shows and outdoor exhibitions, there is a good chance you are selling to people who spend a lot of time enjoying nature. Some may be hunters while others are hikers and campers. At any rate, they all face the same kinds of dangers related to wild animals. It is important, then, you equip them with things like bear spray.
Bears do not attack people every day. But, it only takes one attack to change a life forever. Anyone who spends time outdoors in bear country is taking a risk. Reduce the risk of attack by carrying bear spray.
Both Mace and Guard Alaska bear spray products we currently carry use oleoresin capsicum as the active ingredient. The EPA regulates the capsicum used as an animal repellent.
When used, bear spray irritates the eyes, nose, and lungs of attacking bears. It also causes swelling in certain membranes. Bears experience a painful burning sensation and a temporary loss of sight. Restricted breathing is also a temporary reaction to the spray.
Please understand that this is a non-lethal product, so it does no long-term harm to an exposed bear. Pepper spray for human beings has the same purpose as bear spray. The attacker will leave you alone. The bear spray effects will eventually wear off, leaving the bear to resume life as normal.
Definitely not difficult to sell, but your audience is probably going to be different. People who buy this product for wilderness safety may not be interested in pepper spray for urban safety. So you have to market it a little bit differently.
The key is to talk about the risks people face in the woods. The goal is not to scare customers but to make them realize that confrontations with bears are possible – especially at certain peak times of the year. You need to prepare your customers by educating them on why they need to carry bear spray. Even if they never use the spray, it is still better to have it just in case.
It is also helpful to explain that bears try to avoid human beings if at all possible. When encounters do occur, they are usually accidental. This is good in the sense that bears are not out stalking humans walking through the woods. It is bad in the sense that surprise encounters can lead to startled bears that immediately go into defensive mode.
We want you to know that you can buy bear spray at wholesale from Safety Technology with the knowledge that we leave you plenty of room for markup. Our wholesale prices are low so that you can make a great profit.
As a Safety Technology dealer, you can set your own prices in one of two ways. First, you can maximize profit on every piece you sell by pricing the spray in line with what your competitors are charging. Charge roughly the same price while trying to attract new customers through marketing and other means.
Your other option is to focus on generating profits by maximizing volume. You do this by setting your prices a little bit lower than your competition. They may earn more per piece, but you move more product. Volume becomes your friend under this scenario.
Regardless of the strategy you choose, you can count on our wholesale prices leaving plenty of room for your profit. If you are looking to buy bear spray to support your retail operations, we can think of no better supplier than Safety Technology.
So, where do you plan to sell bear spray? Some of our dealers are big gun show and trade show sellers. Others make most of their sales online. Still others sell at flea markets or through their own brick-and-mortar retail stores. Where you sell is really up to you. The great thing about bear spray is that you can sell virtually anywhere, at any time of year.
Bear spray is an excellent product for hunters and trappers. It offers an extra measure of safety for hikers, campers, and climbers. If you sell to any of these groups, bear repellent should be in your inventory. Be sure to start selling it whether you supply your customers directly or utilize our drop shipping service.