Why join? You're the company you keep...
Clients view you not only by the way you present yourself and your business to the world, but also by the people and businesses you associate with. You are the company you keep! The REX Collective is a group of like-minded entrepreneurs that are working together toward a common goal - making life better for dogs. Together we can make a difference! What dog loving entrepreneur wouldn't want to be a part of that change?
If this isn't reason enough to drop everything and join us this minute, the following are several additional reasons why you need to become a member of the collective!
Your business will get the recognition it deserves.
Your business stands out. You are not the “jumping on the bandwagon” type. You have never taken the “easy” route with your business; you have always tried to do everything as ethically and as true to your high standards and beliefs as you can. You know money is important to be a successful entrepreneur, but at the end of the day money is not what drives you. Your passion for the well being of our companion animals is why you got into business to begin with.
If this is you, your business belongs on REX!
As a member of the REX Collective you will get the recognition you deserve as a trusted pet service, retailer or brand. All businesses with annual memberships will be mailed a removable REX APPEAL badge (or REX Friendly badge) to display on the window of their choice! Stick it on your storefront window, or in the window of your vehicle if you have a mobile business. It's a great conversation starter and opportunity for you to tell your clients about how your business is different.
Pet parents know that businesses displaying the REX APPEAL badge are businesses that are going the extra mile for their pets. REX helps them differentiate between your business and the others that are taking the “cheap and easy” route.
You'll attract clients that get you and what you're about.
Imagine if your clients all felt the same way as you do about dog care. Instead of constantly comparing you to other businesses based on price alone, they understand your worth and why you may not offer the cheapest products and services. REX is like a matchmaker, a dating site if you will, bringing together savvy pet parents and consciences businesses like yours. When you have clients that “get you”, it makes being in business all that more rewarding and worthwhile.
I have listed my business with Rex in the City since it first started. I do this not only for the value of marketing my business through this site, but also because of the quality of businesses that this directory lists. There is a strict verification process to be approved as a listing, which means that only trusted and qualified service providers may advertise on the site. Listing dogma on this site is an excellent return on investment for my business through the quality leads, additional traffic to our website and the ability to have a dependable referral source for pet-related businesses for our clients. I know Rex in the City only lists superior pet businesses so I am happy to refer pet owners to this site and proud to be a long-standing listing. Thank you REX!
Megan Stanley - CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA Founder, dogma training & pet services inc.
You'll improve your site's search engine optimization (SEO).
Do you fight for your website to be listed on the first page of Google’s search results? REX in the City has a proven track record for being a well-ranked website in Google’s search results. What this means is that clients searching for “Calgary Dog Walkers” may not immediately be lead to your site, but they may visit REX and find you there first. Imagine, now you are ahead of all of your competitors that are NOT listed on REX.
Simply having a listing on REX in the City with a your website link improves your site’s ranking in Google’s search results. Having your URL link on the web in as many places as possible tells Google that your site is interesting and Google loves to send traffic to interesting sites.
As an additional bonus and boost to your SEO, Standard and Premium members will be permitted and encouraged to submit blog posts containing valuable information for pet parents. You will gain extra exposure through blogging, and the additional link backs within these posts back to your site will give your SEO yet another impressive boost.
We're amping up our advertising and public presence for 2018.
REX in the City has been around as a free listing site since 2013. With only free listings, REX has never had a budget for advertising or for creating brand recognition. However, despite this lack of budget, REX has grown to become an extremely popular site with tons of web traffic! Imagine what we can do with the launch of this shiny new site, and an actual budget to work with! REX will be out and about and marking all around town. You'll see him at more trade shows and events, and with this public recognition of our site and our mission will only grow and grow! Now is the time to join and grow with us!