If you sell pet supplies from a physical retail location and you’re looking for a Google-approved, Google-owned way to get your products and store noticed, look no further than Pointy. It’s a free service that makes it easy for customers to find your store when they search for specific products on Google. All you need to do is sign up and add your product catalog.
Once you’re set up, your store will start appearing in Google In Store search results, giving you a boost in visibility and traffic. This is a must for all Brick and Mortar pet supply retailers. From our experience managing our own website Store Finder, customers want to drive 4.6 miles and buy our products from retailers like you.
What is Pointy?
Pointy is a free Google app that helps your brick and mortar pet supply store get found online. It’s simple to set up and takes just a few minutes to get started. Plus, there’s no monthly fee.
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What Pointy set up is best for my store?
You can check which setup is right for your store by entering a few quick details here. Both setups are free with no hidden costs. Note: You do not need both the Pointy box and the app.
What happens after I sign up to Pointy?
After you sign up to Pointy, Google will send you a Pointy box in the mail. It should arrive within a week and will come with instructions on how to set it up. Once the box is plugged in and you see a solid green light, you can start scanning products as you sell them to add them to Google. If you sign up via one of our downloadable apps, you won’t need to plug in a Pointy box. Once the app is downloaded, the products you sell will automatically be added to Google.
How long does it take to set up Pointy?
Connecting the Pointy box shouldn’t take anymore than a few minutes of your time. Simply, plug the Pointy box in between your scanner and Point of Sale (POS) system using the cables provided. Likewise, installing the app shouldn’t take any more than a few minutes.
What if I already have an e-commerce site?
Some retailers using Pointy have an e-commerce site as well as a physical store. They use Pointy to add their in-store products to their Business Profile, as an additional way to promote their in-store products.
What if I’m already running ads with Google?
Pointy uses a type of ad called local inventory ads, which directs customers into your store. If you’re already running Shopping ads or Search ads, local inventory ads can be complimentary in bringing customers to you.
Is Pointy a Point of Sale (POS) system?
No, Pointy isn’t a Point of Sale (POS) system. Instead, it’s a way for local retailers to list their in-store products on Google. Pointy connects to your Point of Sale (POS) system to help you add your in-store products to Google.
Can I use Pointy for inventory management?
No. Pointy isn’t a tool for inventory management or for keeping track of your inventory. Pointy can help you to showcase your in-store products on Google and attract new and old customers to your store.
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