Online Pet Food & Pet Supply Sales in the US: Market Research Report

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Online Pet Food & Pet Supply Sales Market Research Report | Online Retail | Online Food & Beverage Sales | Jan 2014

Long leash: Niche markets and rising pet ownership will strengthen online sales

IBISWorld’s Online Pet Food & Pet Supply Sales market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Drs. Foster & Smith Drs. Foster & Smith market share
PetMed Express Inc. PetMed Express Inc. market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 Investment Chapter

Capital intensity for online pet food and pet supply retailers is medium. Capital investments come in the form of warehouses, computer equipment and point of sale (POS) systems. Upgrades and replacements do not add much in the way of capital expenses; for every dollar spent on labor, the average operator puts only $0.24 toward capital equipment.

The industry is relatively labor intensive. Instead of staffing physical locations across the country, employees are hired to enhance the customers' online shopping experience and increase the retailer's web exposure. The industry's staff is typically responsible for web development, search engine optimization (SEO) and customer service. As such, wages account for a larger portion of revenue than capital expenses... purchase to read more


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What is the Online Pet Food & Pet Supply Sales Industry?

This industry retails pet foods and supplies via the internet. Examples of products offered by online pet supply stores include collars, leashes, health and beauty aids, medication, toys, pet carriers and furniture.

Industry Products
Pet suppliesPet medications and treatmentsPet food and treats
Industry Activities
Pet food salesPet medication salesOther pet supply sales

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