Pet Corner International claims it offers a low-investment, home-based distributorship that will enable you to capitalize on the $54 billion pet care industry. Is Pet Corner International a scam?
(UnhappyFranchisee.com) The Pet Corner International distributor program claims it offers “an affordable, easy to operate business in a thriving industry.”
According to the Pet Corner International website:
Enjoy a proven business model with numerous competitive advantages:
- Recession-resistant industry
- Flexible, home-based business model
- Ground Floor Opportunity
- Offer the most in-demand, all natural pet products
- Company Established Accounts
- Growth Opportunities
- National Television Advertising
- Strong Company Support and Local One-On-One Training
The company claims: “PCI can be your vehicle to a reliable and growing income and a business that, with our help, can develop for you into long term financial security.”
PET CORNER INTERNATIONAL Complaints
Numerous complaints about the Pet Corner International business opportunity have been popping up on complaint sites lately.
Don’t Buy into Pet Corner* wrote:
Posted: Friday, September 16, 2011
Reported By: Don’t Buy into Pet Corner — Sneads Ferry North Carolina United States of America
Pet Corner International
Pet Corner International This Company misrepresented itself to me and hasn’t done the things it said it would do. Deerfield Beach, Florida
I bought a distributorship from Pet Corner International in December 2010. They claimed to be audited and inspected by the National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation has denied that they have any relationship with Pet Corner International. That claim was one of the main reasons I bought into this Company. Also,the product hasn’t sold very much at all in 9 months. Pet Corner has abandoned me as a distributor, not contacting me anymore. They haven’t done a thing to help me in this business as promised. I just want the public to be aware of them so people won’t make the same mistake I did.
* UnhappyFranchisee.com received the following message 12/7/11 from the author of this complaint: “There is an agreement in place to resolve all the issues between Pet Corner International and myself. These issues have been resolved to both Parties mutual satisfaction.”
October 14, 2011 EJ wrote:
I purchaed a distributorship in Sept 2010. Product doesn’t sell like they tell you.I’ve yet to see one advertisement on TV. The 2 distributors they gave me to contact (Norfolk Va. and Seattle Wa) told me the products sell immediately off the shelf. Vets and store owners tell me the product price is too high at $19.99. In one year 11 retail accounts I’ve sold less than 25 bottles. In this time frame not one representative from Pet Corner has called to ask how I was doing or if they can help. I’m fairly well off so I can handle the loss. I understood the risk going in. What I don’t get is if we as distributors can’t sell the product Pet Corner International will never survive. They should have a vested interest in making sure we succeed but that just doesn’t seem to be the case. I’m going to think about trying different approaches to sell the product. To those of you thinking about buying –BUYER BEWARE
October 25, 2011, Hamond B3 wrote:
…The product only has a 30% profit for the retailer. Even on consignment they turn it down because everything they sell outside of pet food they work on 50 to 60 % margin. They dont tell you that in the sales pitch.
The displays they have for the product are lame at best. The bottles do not stand up straight. One has to kneel down to read what the bottle says. They will tell you the average distributer sell 60 bottles a month or one a day. Not even close at 19.95 I was lucky to sell one a week. The product is overpriced for the market. My displays were located in high end car washes with plenty of traffic. My peeve with them they are very evasive to give you any information on there dealer network if they even have one. They are more interested in the short term of selling start up inventory at 15,000 a pop. I thought I did all my home work after months of research but obviously that was not enough. There is no company dealership or distributorship that will not allow you to use social media to advertise. I believe they do not want there failure rate to be known through this media. Be very aware of them. These guys are preditors on the phone.
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