According to Wikipedia, there are over 393 million pets in the US alone as of 2018. It is a $72 billion industry, and it is just right for you to take advantage of this demand. You have to build a dropshipping store and sell worldwide.
However, one biggest challenge you are going to face is the source of your supplies. Since you are not manufacturing your own product, you have to ensure that you only work with suppliers who offer high-quality per products.
Today, I will show you 7 best high-quality wholesale pet websites and suppliers. By the end of this listicle, you should be able to choose who will supply your online dropshipping store.
1. Wholesale Pet
The first on my list is wholesalepet.com. It is a website where vendors of pet supplies offer their products. The company, wholesale pet, only acts like a middle person between you and the supplier.
Here are the products you can buy here:
- Toys and treats
- Collars and harnesses
- Pet apparel
- Grooming stuff
- Shampoos and soaps
- Beds and crates
- Bowls and other feeding supplies
There are many categories to choose from. What you would love from this website is that there is a filter option. Once you have selected a category, you can filter your research and only show products from specific vendors.
For example, you can check the box that says dropshipping, and the website will show products only from vendors that do this kind of business. You can also filter your search according to items that are on sale, or those that are made in the USA only.
2. King Wholesale Pet Supplies
This company has been in business since 1987. The good thing about this wholesale supplier is that they pay for shipping. It is not clear if they do dropship, but you can surely contact them and make some arrangements.
Here are the things you can buy:
- Pet clothing
- Bowls and feeding materials
- Health-related products
- Shampoos and sops
- Toys and leashes
- Containment items such as carry-on crates and bags
There are many brands offered on the site. You have to order more than $200 to avoid the handling fee. Anything less than $200 will have a handling fee of $10.
The company also has a good return policy. However, they do not refund the shipping cost. They will only issue the refund once the product has been returned to them. There is also a re-stocking fee of 15% or $5, whichever is higher.
Chinabrands is not just a supplier of pet supplies. They sell anything under the sun. It is like Amazon, but the sellers here are not retailers. The sellers here are manufacturers.
Once you get to the website, just search for “pet supplies” and the site will show you thousands of pet supplies. You can also do a more specific search if you want to.
Here are some examples of items you can find here:
- Pet grooming kits
- Bags and carry-ons
- Radios and electronics for pets
- Pet clothing
One great thing you will love about Chinabrands is that all sellers here do dropship. Many manufacturers here offer affordable shipping, and they do not require bulk orders. What this means is that you still pay for a wholesale price even if you are only buying one piece.
AliExpress is also like the Amazon of Asia. What many people do not know is that a majority of products sold on Amazon and all dropshipping stores are from AliExpress.
You can find all sorts of things here because they are sold by wholesale manufacturers. The great thing about AliExpress is that all sellers do dropshipping. All you have to do is to choose a product, display it on your store, and order it from there.
The AliExpress seller is going to ship it to your customer worldwide. The shipping is not free, but it is really cheap because of e-packet. On some occasions, you will find sellers who offer shipping for free.
If you build your dropshipping store on Shopify, you will find out that there are apps you could use to make the product selection and store transition easier for you. An example is Oberlo and Spocket. You also have the choice to build your store from the AliDropship platform instead of Shopify.
5. Pet Manufacturers
The website of this company is http://www.petmanufacturers.com. Like the first one on our list, it is an online hub of pet product suppliers.
Here are some examples of the products that you can buy:
- Bags and kennels
- Pet food
- Leashes and harnesses
You can also buy products for cats, horses, reptiles, and fish. Here, you will deal with each manufacturer separately. You have to create an account, and then place your order.
The site can be used 24/7, and you have the option to filter your search to show only the top-selling products. There are dozens of per manufacturers here. You can add products and manufacturers to your “favourites” list, and you can also take advantage of discounted items if you buy in bulk.
Although the site does not specify dropshipping as a business method, you could dropship because in your account, you can create several shipping addresses. Just take note that shipping fees vary from one destination country to another.
Faire.Com is a top-of-the-line pet supplier. There are many items here that you will not find in other pet wholesale websites.
Here are some examples:
- Pet ice cream
- Pet macrame rope toy
- Pet paw butter
- Turkey jerky
- Baked dog treats
There is no mention of dropshipping on the site. However, there is a “Partner” section. It seems like the company is encouraging others to do a business deal with them. You could send them an inquiry through their contact form and ask how they work with dropshippers.
Lastly, Faire is not just a pet supply wholesaler. It also sells many other products for men, women, jewellery, home décor, and many others.
The last on our list is a wholesaler of specialty items for pets. Most of the items here are sold for dogs and cats.
Here are some examples:
- Special scissors and nippers
- Cute housing
- Travel companions and carry-ons
- Pet care products
- Pet health products
One thing you will like about BeezTeez is that it has a downloadable catalogue. This is updated constantly, and you have to redownload the file to find out if there are new products up for sale.
If you want, you can also work with BeezTeez if the business model you want is private label. They will change the branding of the product and then they will ship the items to you. They have been doing this for 35 years.
The thing with private label is that it requires a lot of money. unlike dropshipping, you have to pay for the products upfront, and these products will sit on your inventory. If you fail to sell them, they will be your loss.
The best thing to now is to contact the company, and then ask for a special arrangement for your online dropshipping store.
Summary: 7 Best High-Quality Wholesale Pet Websites and Suppliers
My recommendation is that you first order a product from these suppliers. Do not make any commitment yet since you do not know if the products are of good quality.
Some suppliers have what is called MOQ or minimum order requirements. I do not suggest working with these suppliers for dropshipping. The reason behind this is that you will be at the losing end if you fail to sell your inventory.
Contact the seven best suppliers that I mentioned here, and order one product each. If you like the quality, move to the next step of making an arrangement about discounts and shipping costs.