Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
With rising pet ownership among US households and more owners humanizing their pets, online pet food and supply stores have fared well over the five years to 2014. Increasing popularity of premium pet food supplies have also fueled industry growth over the period; since premium goods are typically priced higher, they provide a good source of revenue for players. Nevertheless, increasing competition will likely constrain profit margins.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Unlike traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, participants in the Online Pet Food and Pet Supply Sales industry do not necessarily establish operations following the distribution of population. Densely populated regions are still important to an operator's geographic location, but not as much as with physical retailers. Online pet supply companies choose their location with rental and transportation costs in mind, since most e-commerce dealers require large amounts of warehouse space.
The West region accounts for 22.8% of total industry establishments. Operators in this area are close to 17.0% of the nation's population, which helps them cut down shipping costs... purchase to read more