When it comes to online shopping for pets, pet stores may have a tough sell
Posted On June 20, 2021
When it came to pet stores online, some of the biggest retailers were not so welcoming.
The top five pet stores in the United States, according to a recent report from Petsmart.com, were:PetSmart, Petsmart, PetSmart Plus, Petco, PetWare, PetCare.
The bottom five pet store online retailers, according for Petsmart were:Walmart, Dollar Tree, PetCo, PetWise, Pet Care.
These stores have also had a tough time in the digital world, as consumers have moved on to other sources for buying and selling pets.
According to a report by Consumer Reports, PetsMart, PetStore.com and PetWare are all ranked #9 for online shopping by online shoppers, with Petsmart ranked #11.
The report found that pet store consumers have not been willing to buy pets from a pet store, even if they were willing to pay more for the pet than from an online shop.
While PetSmart and Petsmart have had to struggle to compete with online retailers like Petco and PetWize, they still have an edge in online pet buying and sales.
In 2017, the average price of a dog was $1,086, according the Consumer Reports survey.
Petsmart and PetsMart Plus were #5 and #9 in price of dog, respectively.
Petsmart Plus, for example, had the lowest price per dog of any pet store in the country, at $1.29.
PetsMart was #4 in price per puppy.
Walmart was #1 in price for a dog.
Petco was #5.
PetWare was #6.
PetCare.com was #7.
In addition, PetsMaster ranked Petsmart #7 in price, PetMaster Plus #8 in price and PetsMaster Plus Plus #9.