5 tips when creating your own merchandise

Sometimes it can be easy to get tunnel vision and only think about how you enjoy the product and lose track of what your fans want, here are 5 tips for you to keep in mind when creating your new merchandise…

 

1. Give back to the community

Is there a particular rescue or good cause that you care about? Your fans love seeing that side of you, and seeing that your merchandise is donating some of its profits to a good cause can help entice them to pick up some product.

 

2. Your product doesn’t need to be your animal

 You have an amazing animal that is the cutest thing in the world, but if you were to look in your closet, how many animal shirts do you have that are someone else’s pet? Think about adding a fun/cute catchphrase, a motivational line or a generic breed based or rescue based shirt so it appeals to a larger audience

 

3. Make sure you don’t overcharge for your product

Who doesn’t love making money? We all want to make as much money as possible, but when was the last time you spent $30 or $40 on a t-shirt? Bonfire has an excellent price suggestion tool to help recommend a fair price for your product, and as tempting as it is to bump up the price keep in mind how much you’d be willing to spend on that product (if it wasn’t your pet).

 

4. There are more options to choose from than a T-shirt

Sometimes you have an amazing design but it might look a little weird on a shirt. Luckily with Bonfire they have many different options for what you can sell your merchandise on. From Mugs to Hats and Masks, there are many different ways to sell your product.

 

5. Size doesn’t always matter

Who says that your design needs to be as big as possible on the shirt? Sometimes smaller is better depending on the logo or catchphrase you want to use.

 

We hope you enjoyed these little tips to keep in mind when creating your merchandise.

 

Pets on Q has other methods of getting your very own merchandise made. We have some new friends who can make your very own animal plushie to sell to your fans! If you are interested fill out the form HERE and we’ll get in touch

 

Have a great day, and let us know if you have any questions!

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Summer is in full swing and at Pets on Q we can’t wait to see your content!

July for most Americans means Summer Vacations and 4th of July Fireworks, this year it may still look a little different, but hopefully everyone can find the time to safely enjoy some fireworks, sunshine, warm weather and relaxation.

 

 

July is Lost Pet Prevention Month, and there is almost nothing worse than becoming separated from a pet! Whether your pet is an escape artist, or simply jumped the fence, here are some tips and tricks to help all pet owners when dealing with this difficult subject:

 

Training – A confident pet is a safe pet! Train your pet to come when called and to be confident in you as their owner. A well-trained pet that maybe a little fearful will turn to its owner it trusts in time of support.

 

Microchip – Microchip your pet as soon as they join your family, it is one of the easiest things that can make the biggest impact.

 

ID – Have your pet wear a collar with an ID tag that contains their name and any other applicable information such as contact info, allergies, disabilities, etc…

 

Exercise – Make sure your pet gets plenty of regular exercise every day, depending on their breed and needs. A well exercised pet is less likely to be destructive and it helps with anxiety.

 

Cats inside – Keep cats indoors as much as you can this month, it is much safer for them.

 

It goes without saying that some pets are a bit more reactive than others.  If your pet is prone to anxiety or afraid of loud noises, you need to be aware and take some extra precautions, especially in July.  In fact, July 5th is typically one of the busiest days a year for shelters due to pets going missing because of fear of fireworks.   Here are some additional things you can do if your pet is afraid of loud noises and fireworks:

 

Training – Second mention of this but if you have an anxious or highly reactive pet, TRAINING is the best thing for your dog’s mental state. A good trainer or behaviorist can help divert their attention to a positive experience. Over time other methods and medication will not be needed in most cases.

 

Crate – Provide a safe space like a crate that they can retreat to when needed to help them feel more secure.

 

Pressure – Pressure wraps, for some animals they can help your pet feel calmer.

 

White Noise – A white noise machine or even a fan can help keep the mood calm by helping to cancel out the outside noises.

 

Natural remedies – There are all kinds of calming sprays, oils, herbs and supplements on the market. Talk to your vet about what would work best for your pet.

 

Medication – If nothing seems to work, talk to your vet about medications they can prescribe to help your pet stay calm and balanced.

 

 

July is also National Pet Hydration Month, designated to remind us about the dangers of dehydration and over hydration during the warmer months. Make sure you always have clean, fresh water available for your pets. A clean water bowl is essential, and some pets even prefer to have moved water in the form of a pet fountain. Know your pets and their drinking and bathroom habits.  If something changes, take notice.  Changes in the amount of water consumption and urination are a big indicator of a larger problem, so always be aware!

 

As things heat up and Summer continues, we know that lots of people go on vacations, head into nature and even hit the beach! That means there are tons of opportunities to capture amazing content with your pets! With holidays like National Mutt Day and National French Fry Day we cannot wait to see what you come up with, so please remember to tag @petsonq for your chance to be featured!