The pet food industry in Singapore estimated an income of US$ 102 million last year. The market size and revenue of the pet supplies industry continue to grow at a rate of 4.3% annually. The increase in the number of pets has doubled in Singapore. There were about 196,600 pets in 2019 alone. Due to this, there has been a rise in the demand for services like pet supplies. Therefore, an easy option to buy pet supplies is through a pet shop that offers retail products online.
The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed a lot of opportunities for the pet industry. Thus, this situation paved the way for the industry to diversify its functioning online. This need also enabled the chance of gaining a more significant market share as well.
Since the pandemic is in full swing, shopping online while staying safe at home is an easy task. It is possible to purchase all essential pet supplies from a pet shop online, thus limiting the exposure of the pet and the pet owner to the outside.
There are numerous pet products available online such as pet food, grooming equipment, cages or carriers, pet furniture, accessories, books regarding pet care, aquarium needs, and many more.
The advantages of purchasing pet supplies from online pet shops are:
- Variety of Latest Products
The variety of pet products makes online buying a perfect option; there even might be numerous products that are not available in local shops. The best part about an online pet shop is that it has all the updated products that are available in the market.
Online platforms make it easy to compare the prices of the latest pet products that are advantageous to pets. It is also possible to get additional information, such as the release of new products that aid in pet grooming and well-being. Furthermore, there are more details concerning diets and pet food ingredients that are proven scientifically to be beneficial to pets all over the world. This option is not available in the local stores.
- Convenience and Consistency
One can save time by shopping online. There are many speciality stores for pet supplies online. Therefore, going to one of these stores will ensure the pet owners that they get everything their pet needs from one place. The other option is to buy regular pet supplies from local stores, and the typical food available, which may not satisfy the needs and requirements of the pet sufficiently.
It is very assuring to know that the number of products available on the online platforms will not run out. The online shops are consistent in maintaining their stocks when compared to local stores that can dry out on goods. By booking online in advance, the required brand/product will be available on time.
- Lower Prices
The price of purchasing goods online and getting it delivered home was high once, but it isn’t the same scenario anymore. Prices are lower today, and sometimes coupons are provided to potential clients to push them into becoming regular customers. These offers are available due to the increasing competition between online businesses. Internet shopping is valuable and worthwhile when one considers factors like having to go to the store physically, parking costs, gas prices.
Online pet shops make it very easy to do product comparison, allowing the pet owner to choose the best for their pet. Additional information like health benefits and the food ingredients are also available.
With new strains of the COVID-19 virus mutating and spreading, the world is not entirely safe enough to roam around and hence it will be wise to keep your travels to a minimum. So, if you want to get supplies for your pet, it’s a better option to shop online with the above ‘added benefits’.