Dear Pet Care Providers,
The coronavirus pandemic stopped much of the pet care industry in its tracks last month, and it’s shocking how much the world has changed in just a few weeks. We remind ourselves every day that this will eventually pass. Although times are hard right now, there will be an enormous pent-up demand for pet care services when this is over. People who want to get out of the house will be looking for sitters and walkers, and pet parents are anxious to resume normal grooming routines.
(In fact, one member of the extended Barxie team just welcomed two French Bulldog puppies — Bailey and Buckley — in the middle of all of this, and they’ll be in the market for a sitter.)
How Barxie Can Help
Earlier this year, we asked hundreds of pet care providers how we could help them grow their businesses. The most frequently-mentioned need was help with marketing. We all know that referrals are critical, but they can be slow and hard to get started. Services like Yelp! and Thumbtack may (or may not) produce leads, but they aren’t cheap. And while Rover and Wag! have become important client acquisition tools, they take a huge cut and they break up the direct relationship between you and your clients.
All of us at Barxie believe that marketing will be the most important thing you can do to resume business in the months ahead. It’s essential that you have a way to let potential clients know that you’re open for business, but we know you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on marketing or fees.
So, to help the amazing community of Pet Care Professionals, we’ve created a free, nationwide directory of pet care providers that will help you reach clients who are searching the web for providers like you. Your free profile page lets you introduce your business and explain what services you offer, and the clients can contact you directly. Barxie does not take a cut, or charge a fee.
Our only goal is to help you generate business, so hopefully, you’ll like us enough to take a look at some exciting new paid services we plan to offer in the future.
Get Up and Running in Just 5 Minutes
It takes only a few minutes to complete your free Barxie profile. We’ve pre-loaded Barxie with information about providers we found on the web, so you may already have a page that just needs to be claimed. If you’re not in our directory, it only takes a few minutes to create a new profile.
The sooner you start, the better prepared you’ll be when business resumes.
We hope you’ll enjoy this new service, and we’d love to hear your stories and ideas for future improvements,