Long leash: Increased pet ownership and e-commerce rates will benefit operators

Over the five years to 2018, rising pet ownership and increased access to e-commerce websites have driven revenue growth for the industry. Furthermore, rises in per capita disposable income and consumer spending have enabled shoppers to splurge on price-premium goods for their furry friends, which has driven revenue growth. While demand for premium goods has somewhat protected margins during the period, profit growth has been slightly hampered by a growing need for advertising and marketing; as the online retail market has become increasingly competitive, industry players have invested more and more into promotional budgets, cutting slightly into profitability...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$7bn
Annual Growth 13-18
9.7%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
7,415
Businesses
1,990

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rises in per capita disposable income and consumer spending have enabled shoppers to splurge on price-premium goods
  • Positive industry conditions have spurred new players to enter this industry
  • Rising pet ownership is expected to serve as a strong driver for demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    With rising pet ownership among US households and more owners treating their pets as members of their family, operators in the Online Pet Food and Pet Supply Sales industry have fared well over the five years to 2018. The increasing popularity of premium pet food and supplies has also fueled industry growth during the five-year period. Since premium goods are typically priced higher, they serve as a good source of revenue for industry players, as well as a boost to profit margins. While pet specialty stores such as PetSmart currently dominate the total market for pet supplies, niche players such as PetMed Express Inc. have rapidly gained market share within the industry. Overall, IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will increase at an annualized rate of 9.7% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Online Pet Food & Pet Supply Sales Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Pet Food & Pet Supply Sales Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Establishment of brand names
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of pets (cats and dogs) and Number of broadband connections in the Online Pet Food & Pet Supply Sales industry impact industry performance..

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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 supplies
  • Pet medications and treatments
  • Pet food and treats
  • Industry Activities
  • Pet food sales
  • Pet medication sales
  • Other pet supply sales
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of pets (cats and dogs)
  • Number of broadband connections
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Time spent on leisure and sports

  • Current Performance
  • Industry drivers
  • New entrants and competition
  • Taxation benefits
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit limitations
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Online Pet Food & Pet Supply Sales Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Pet Food & Pet Supply Sales Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Animal Food Production
  • Pet Grooming & Boarding
  • Toy, Doll & Game Manufacturing
  • Veterinary Services

  • Products & Services
  • Pet food and treats
  • Pet supplies
  • Other
  • Pet medications and treatments
  • Chart: Online Pet Food & Pet Supply Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Internet penetration
  • Price
  • Logistics

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 45 to 54
  • Consumers aged 25 to 34
  • Consumers aged 35 to 44
  • Consumers aged 55 to 64
  • Consumers aged 65 and older
  • Consumers aged under 25
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Pet Food & Pet Supply Sales Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Pet Food & Pet Supply Sales

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Pet Food & Pet Supply Sales Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    PetSmart Inc., Amazon.com Inc., PETCO Animal Supplies Inc.,
  • Table: PetSmart Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Amazon.com Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: PETCO Animal Supplies Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Pet Food & Pet Supply Sales Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Online Pet Food & Pet Supply Sales Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Number of pets - cats and dogs (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Brick And Mortar
  • Stores that have a physical presence and location, as opposed to online retailers.
  • Broadband
  • Alternative to dial-up internet connection that gives users access to higher rates of data and greater bandwidth.
  • E-Tailer
  • A retailer that primarily sells goods and services via the internet. Many of these companies do not have brick-and-mortar locations.
  • Humanizing
  • A trend where pet owners treat pets as humans, providing them with services like pet hotels and grief counseling.
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