How Craigslist Is Making Pet Skunks Into a Million-Dollar Business
The next big thing for pet skunks is getting a website that people can use to buy and sell their skunk pets.
Pet Skunk is trying to get their product on the internet so people can purchase and sell skunks.
They are also trying to start selling them on Craigslist.
That’s the plan.
Pet Skunk CEO Paul J. Stinson has a knack for turning dreams into reality.
A decade ago, when he was a student at Cornell University, he had an idea to put together a website to sell skunk animals.
He started his own website, and in 2009 he was named one of Forbes magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2016.
That website had a million visitors a month and was sold out of boxes by the time Stinson started to grow it.
Stinson says his company is not only selling skunks on Craigslist, but it also sells skunk toys.
And it’s just getting started with pets.
He has been selling dogs, cats, horses and other pets on Craigslist since 2010.
“We are working on a pet-to-pet market for our pets,” Stinson says.
“It’s not as far-fetched as it might seem, because I grew up with pet skunk.”
Stinson and his team are hoping to bring the pet-skunk concept to the world’s largest online classifieds site, Craigslist.
He says the market is growing exponentially.
“Craigslist is not the only place for skunks,” Stully says.
PetSkunk is looking to become a company that will be profitable by selling pets, as well as skunk skunks, to people who want them.
Stully has had conversations with investors and other potential investors about building up the company, but he wants to focus on building it into a thriving company, he says.
He is confident that PetSkunk will be able to take off.
Pet skunk is a pet, but Stinson’s vision is bigger than that.
Pet skunk isn’t just a pet.
He’s talking about people.
And Stinson wants people to want pets.
The idea started about a decade ago when Stinson and a friend of his, Peter Bergmann, were both students at Cornell.
“I had a very hard time in college because I was obsessed with cats,” Bergmann says.
Stenson and Bergmann started researching pet skuks and eventually, Stinson began selling the idea.
He didn’t know anyone who owned skunks or wanted to own one, but they were a real-life product.
“That was my gateway to selling it to people,” Stenson says.
Stanton has had meetings with investors about the idea and hopes to raise money for PetSkun and sell it on Craigslist later this year.
“You never know,” he says, “if you get a real deal.”
PetSkun has raised a $2.5 million seed round from investors like Microsoft Ventures, Y Combinator and Benchmark Capital.
“The more people that come out of it, the more people will come to the table,” Stinchinson says, referring to the investors who have invested in the company.
Stinchinson hopes to launch PetSkunks by December, but the company is already getting the ball rolling with the goal of having a website by the end of the year.
It has raised about $200,000 in seed money and is on track to have a website up and running by the summer.
Stirling has spent years building the company and has a vision of getting it up and going by 2018.
Stinchions goal is to have the company selling skunk to a global market.
He estimates that Pet Skun will be worth about $1 million.
He hopes the skunk market is a big part of that.
“I think that the skunks are really, really cute,” he explains.
PetSkiks website is the brainchild of Stinson, Bergmann and other members of the PetSkunky team.
“A lot of it was us trying to figure out what we could do in the online pet market, how to build a platform for people to do it,” Bergman says.
A lot of the stuff that they were doing online wasn’t really going to scale,” Stinsons says.
It’s a big leap for PetSkiys to be on Craigslist’s classifieds platform, but this will be a nice change. “
My main motivation was to be able put together something like this, because the idea is that this is something that you can get online and sell,” Stinley says.
It’s a big leap for PetSkiys to be on Craigslist’s classifieds platform, but this will be a nice change.
“For us, this was kind of a dream,” Bergmans says.
This is our chance to have something that people want and can get.
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