Pet Shop Toys – E-commerce to the fore
Cat treats, toys, food, litter box filler – that’s a lot to take home from the store each week. It is no surprise then that e-commerce is getting ever more popular with pet owners. A survey by Packaged Facts saw 37 percent of U.S. online pet owners and shoppers agree with the statement that they are “buying pet products online more than [they] used to,” and 14 percent have made a purchase within the last seven days.
Charles Brewer, CEO DHL eCommerce agrees that pet products are one of the largest online shopping growth categories. There is an incredible selection of products for pets available online, with many products such as packaged pet foods and pet care highly suitable for online retailing. On the global level, dog and cat treats are the best performing subcategories of pet care, with cat treats even experiencing yearly double-digit growth over the past six years, he comments. In addition, there is the convenience of automatic replenishment or subscription programs for staples plus the convenience of having items delivered to the consumer’s convenience. – Michelle Bach
Published: August 2018