Pet Industry Retailers (PIR) was founded in May 2005, to provide an easy and effective way for independent pet retailers to network with other business owners, discuss products and vendors, exchange merchandise, share business ideas, and provide moral support to one another.
The PIR online peer networking group helps smaller independent pet business owners remain competitive with "big box" retailers. And, through the strength of our numbers, PIR is able to leverage special discounts for its members from wholesalers, as it costs the vendor only a nominal listing fee to reach our membership.
What's the best part about PIR?
Membership is free for qualified pet industry retailers.
Who can Join?
Membership to PIR is limited to owners and partners of existing independent pet retail businesses, either physical or online. There is no cost to join PIR if you meet the membership criteria. Access to our Yahoo group message board is not available to the general public, so members are free to discuss their business practices in detail with one another.
Want to know more?
Retailers: Visit the Become a Member for more information, and to join the PIR peer networking group.
Vendors: See the Become a Vendor, and learn how you can benefit from affliliation with PIR.