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

In the five years to 2016, IBISWorld estimates that revenue for the Online Pet Food and Pet Supply Sales industry has increased. Rising pet ownership in the United States and growth across the e-commerce sector have caused the industry to experience overall growth, despite the recession. Furthermore, increasing demand for premium pet food and online animal pharmaceutical sales also contributed to industry growth during the past five years. IBISWorld forecasts that industry revenue will increase in the five years to 2021. During that time, stores will benefit from an increasing number of pets in the United States and rising per capita disposable income...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for premium pet food and animal pharmaceuticals will spur growth
  • Sales of premium pet food and supplies have driven up profitability due to their high markups
  • More single-person households and the aging population will drive pet ownership, boosting sales
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Entry into the online pet food and pet supplies market is relatively easy, though barriers to entry are anticipated to increase. Currently, the industry is growing; the number of businesses, employees and wages are all on the rise, in line with increasing revenue. The capital required to start an online pet supplies company remains limited to internet technology infrastructure and the procurement of inventory, which pose as minimal barriers to even marginally capitalized start-ups.Increasing barriers to entry stem from the rapid rate of technological change and potential increases in federal regulation in regard to the shipment of certain chemicals. E-commerce businesses operate in the high-tech world of computer-based platforms and online systems. Rec...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
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Industry drivers
  • Growing margins attract entrants
  • 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
  • Pet medications and treatments
  • Other
  • 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
    PETCO Animal Supplies Inc.,
  • 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
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of pets - cats and dogs (2007-2021)

  • 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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