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PetStore.com Rebuilds, Redesigns Website on Open Source Platform
PetStore.com revealed a new look with enhanced features and search technology last week when the online pet supply store relaunched its website on the open source Magento platform. The 13-year-old e-commerce company had previously run its online retail operations using an in-house website technology environment. "Our goal is to provide the best shopping experience possible for pet owners," PetStore.com's Chief Operating Officer David King said.
PetStore.com Hosts Halloween Costume Contest on Facebook
PetStore.com announced their first-ever pet costume contest October 9 to help kick off the Halloween season. The two photo entries with the most “likes” on the company's Facebook page will be rewarded with gift certificates to spend at the popular online pet supply destination. There is no purchase necessary to enter the contest. U.S. residents 18-years-old and older need only post a photograph of their pet in costume on PetStore.com's Facebook page before October 31 to be eligible.
PetStore.com Partners with Cell Phones for Soldiers to Provide Troops with Free Calls Home
Online pet supply store PetStore.com and non-profit Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. are asking pet owners to help troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones. Although the military landscape is ever changing, as many as 290,000 troops are serving in the U.S. military overseas around the world. By donating to Cell Phones for Soldiers, pet owners can provide troops with that precious connection to loved ones back home.
Fins, Furs & Feathers Awarded in Inc. 500|5000 2011 List of Fastest Growing Businesses
Each year, Inc. recognizes the fastest growing businesses in America out of nearly 7 million privately owned companies. Such recognizable names as Zappos.com and Microsoft have graced the list, and now Fins, Furs & Feathers, Inc. (parent company of MarineDepot.com and PetStore.com) ranks number 4,811. “To me, this shows that we're doing something right,” said Mike Giove, chief operating officer for Fins, Furs & Feathers, Inc.
Fins, Furs & Feathers, Inc. Ranked 'Top 500' E-Retailer
Fins, Furs & Feathers, Inc., parent company of MarineDepot.com and PetStore.com, has been recognized as one of the top 500 e-commerce companies in the United States by national business magazine Internet Retailer. This is the third consecutive year the company has received this designation. “Being chosen for such an elite group is truly an honor,” said Ben Ros, Director of Operations at Fins, Furs, & Feathers, Inc. “The Top 500 list are the all stars of e-commerce.”
PetStore.com Releases Checklist for Animal Safety During Summer Travel
A recent study conducted at Purdue University revealed pets may become agitated and stressed during summer travel. However, with the right preparation, pet owners can easily provide comfort, reduce the risk of their pets becoming lost and make sure their animals stay healthy. PetStore.com, an online retailer of pet accessories and travel supplies for dogs and cats, offers pet owners a checklist for summer travel plans
PetStore.com Pampers Pooches at Bring Your Dog to Work Day
Friday, June 25 saw many wagging tails and wet noses in the workplace, as dog owners brought their pups to the office for Bring Your Dog to Work Day. PetStore.com, online retailer of pet accessories, participated in the event, encouraging employees to experience the benefits of spending the workday surrounded by pets.
Fins, Furs, and Feathers, Inc. Ranks Among the Top 35 Specialty Online Internet Retailers
Internet Retailer ranked Fins, Furs, and Feathers 35th in the specialty category of its list of top 500 Internet retailers around the country. The pet accessories retailer made the list for the second-straight year because of its sales, growth and excellent shopping experience. Fins, Furs, and Feathers, Inc. is the parent company of PetStore.com and MarineDepot.com.
Pet Pampering Increases During Down Economy
Consumers across the nation are reigning in their expenses because of tighter wallets, but that does not stop them from spending more on their pets than ever before. For PetStore.com, the struggling economy and increased sales are intertwined.
PetStore.com is BizRate.com Customer Certified
Customer Certified denotes that PetStore.com provides satisfactory service and is proactively committed to monitoring our customer's satisfaction by allowing every customer to provide feedback to BizRate.com directly at the point-of-sale.
PetStore.com Adopts Mirror Image Internet to Ensure Optimal Website Performance
With an average of 3.5 million page views per month, PetStore.com required help supporting its graphics and information-rich site. Originally, the site was supported by its own T1 network; however with a large and growing international audience, pages became increasingly difficult to load. Upon implementing Mirror Image, PetStore.com saw a significant decrease in load times and customers received a better website experience.
PetStore.com is a BBBOnline Reliability Member
PetStore.com meets all BBBOnLine Reliability participation and Better Business Bureau membership standards and is authorized to display the BBBOnLine Reliability seal. This BBBOnLine Reliability seal, and the commitments that this seal signifies, pertain only to Petstore.com. The seal does not pertain to any organizations that may be listed, featured or advertised on this website, including independent franchises.
PetStore.com earns Trust Guard Website Security Certification
The PetStore.com website is tested and certified daily to pass the Trust Guard security scan. Trust Guard actively scans PetStore.com for over 41,000 known vulnerabilities, with hundreds more added every month, so your shopping experience is continually protected. The "live" Trust Guard securty scan insignia appears only if a website meets the Trust Guard security standard. Research indicates sites remotely scanned for known vulnerabilities on a daily basis can prevent over 99% of hacker crime.
PetStore.com is a VeriSign.com Secure Website
PetStore.com is secured with a VeriSign.com Web Server Certificate. Transactions on PetStore.com are protected with up to 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption
Fins, Furs & Feathers, Inc. Ranked Among 'Top 500' E-commerce Companies
Fins, Furs & Feathers, Inc., parent company of MarineDepot.com and PetStore.com, has been recognized as one of the top 500 e-commerce companies in the United States by national business magazine Internet Retailer. This is the second consecutive year the company has received this designation.