Scenting For Pet Stores

Increases Sales and Brand Loyalty with a Store that Smells Inviting and Clean!

Scenting for Pet Stores

Scenting for Pet Stores 

Your guests and employees are going to smell your store—it’s unavoidable. If you’re not managing how it smells, something else is.

Common malodors that are solved by scenting pet stores include the following:
  • Pet odor
  • Merchandise odor
  • Furniture and flooring odor
  • Body odor
  • Restroom odor

These types of malodors cannot be resolved with cleaning solutions alone without smelling like an institution, which is where Aroma Retail helps the Retail Industry with our pet store fragrances.

Scenting for pet stores is done for many reasons:
  • A scented pet store smells both clean and well-maintained, with healthy pets and a fresh inventory.
  • Increased revenue from guests willing to shop more, impulse buy, and return more often, by creating a better first impression and a more engaging experience because your pet store smells clean and fresh.
  • Increased productivity from employees because everyone has a better mood and is more comfortable in a great smelling store.
  • Without pet store scents, your store design and décor are incomplete and just don’t feel right.
Facts to consider about the impact of scenting for pet stores:
  • Décor is not the first thing your guests and employees notice when they walk through your door – it’s the smell.
  • Nike participants were willing to pay 10 -15% more for a pair of shoes in a scented area compared to identical shoes in a non-scented area.
  • In a study conducted by Samsung, shoppers underestimated the amount of time they spent shopping by 25% and visited 3x more sections when exposed to aromas.
  • The amount of money gambled in the scented slot machine areas of participating Las Vegas casinos was 45% greater than the dollars spent gambling in the unscented areas, indicating more impulse buys and upsells for pet stores.
  • People are 100% more likely to remember what they smell in stores vs what they see, hear or touch.
  • Research indicates a 40% improvement in mood when exposed to a pleasing scent, which is very helpful to boosting sales in pet stores.
  • A large call center company surveyed its employees and found that scenting resulted in increased cognition and rejuvenation, which indicates higher productivity for pet store employees.
  • People recall smells with a 65% accuracy after a year, while the visual recall of photos drops to about 50% after only three months, which indicates an opportunity for happier memories and higher return rates for pet store customers.
  • Our sense of smell is the first to develop of all our senses. Even before we are born, our sense of smell is fully developed and functioning. It is our most primitive of senses, which is why we have such a visceral reaction to the way pet stores smell.


Pets Store Scenting Recommendations:
    • Vdara’s Green Fig
    • Eucalyptus Forest
    • Lavender Garden
    • Social House’s Bright Sunshine

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