Since 2017, online searches for sustainable goods have increased by 71% globally, according to statistics gathered by Business News Daily. Many consumers have shifted their buying practices and only purchase from businesses that are committed to taking care of the environment. By Jennifer Callender
Since 2017, online searches for sustainable goods have increased by 71% globally, according to statistics gathered by Business News Daily. Many consumers have shifted their buying practices and only purchase from businesses that are committed to taking care of the environment. As a trend that will continue to grow, now is the time to invest in an eco-friendly franchise.
That’s what Randy Averill did when he found himself at the end of a lengthy career as an executive director of technology for a school district in Puyallup, Washington. Aussie Pet Mobile was one of the franchise recommendations Averill received from a franchise consultant in October 2020.
“Pet grooming was never on my radar, but after looking into it more, I was impressed by the repeat customer model,” Averill said. After learning more about the opportunity, he signed his franchise agreement in December 2020, took the Aussie Pet Mobile new franchisee training three days later, and hired his first groomer less than a week after.
Within the first six months of operation, Averill grew his business to three vans and two territories. Currently, he has four vans and seven groomers, and he said he can barely keep up with the demand. “Everyone loves the brand as well as our service model,” Averill said, noting that customers appreciate the one-on-one service provided without cages or kennel dryers.
While there is a wide variety of eco-friendly franchises from which interested business owners can choose, Aussie Pet Mobile is one of the top-ranked brands. As a leader in the pet grooming industry, Aussie Pet Mobile prides itself on its many eco-friendly methods, including:
- Customized zero-idle Sprinter vans that travel to customers’ homes. The engine is turned off when it arrives, and all of the equipment – including air conditioning, heat, water heating, pet drying and more – are powered by long-lasting lithium batteries, making everything sustainable.
- Shampoos, conditioners and all products used with pets that are 100% all-natural and biodegradable, causing no possible negative impact on pets or the environment.
- A water-saving “hydrobath” bathing system that greatly reduces the amount of water needed for each appointment. Also, greywater can be recycled onto lawns to reduce the impact of drought and help sustain growth. California recently awarded an Aussie Pet Mobile franchisee for its water recycling efforts.
As a result of the brand’s initiatives and convenient mobile model, repeat customers and referrals are common, and they are willing to pay more for products and services that support their values.
If you’re passionate about making a difference while growing your business, then an Aussie Pet Mobile franchise could be the right fit.