Pets bring a lot of hope and joy and are considered family by many people. They have helped people cope with the pandemic. Having long been recognized as resilient and immune to the recession, the industry is witnessing a huge boom globally. Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership with over 60% of households having a pet and was valued at more than $12.2 billion in 2019.
There is a lot of money to be made in the pet care industry and this is also the right time to take your business online. The online pet food and pet supply industry in Australia has been growing at an annualized rate of 15.7%.
There are plenty of opportunities for new players in the following pet care industries, let’s take a look at them.
In case you are a pet store owner or plan to start one, it is essential that you have an online presence. Customers prefer to have all their information from the comfort of their homes. Having a great app can boost your sales considerably. The app can contain all the details, prices, and offers. This in turn will lead to more confidence and greater engagement with customers.
Pet Hospitals and Veterinarians
Pet owners are increasingly going online to search for vets and hospitals. With the pandemic still raging, owners prefer to access veterinary service quickly by using telemedicine.
A mobile app helps you to attract new customers and also retain existing ones. You can always hire a highly reputed development company like SDI to create an app which will give you the much-needed edge. Mobile apps make scheduling an appointment, getting advice, and much more, very easy for pet owners.
The pet food business alone is worth $2.8 billion in Australia. Online sales have spiked for all products such as food, toys, etc. About 70% of pet owners are in the age group of 18 to 24, and they prefer to make purchases online rather than visit a brick-and-mortar store.
Pet boarding facilities
People like to groom their pets and keep them happy. There is a huge business opportunity here. An app will allow you to get in touch with numerous pet families. You can offer mobile grooming, walking and training facilities. This will help the pet owners a lot and will be a much-needed feature to the elderly who are less able to bring their pets to the actual facility.
Owners are also willing to pay well if you can provide good boarding facilities and services. You can build an app for this as well to allow the pet owners to schedule the days to bring them in and for which service. They can also check the timing and also check videos and images of their pets.
Apps for pets to play
Playing has a lot of benefits for the mental and physical health of pets. It reduces their anxiety especially when you are not available. Pet owners are increasingly on the lookout for such apps. There are a lot of great features for this type of app to help pet owners schedule play dates, find other pet owners to connect with, hire dog walkers, and more.
Another interesting and growing trend in the pet industry is dating apps. You can always start an app for dogs, cats, and other animal lovers. When it comes to animals there is nothing better than finding who enjoys and appreciates them as much as you do.
Social media app for pet owners
It is a great idea to have a platform for pet owners to get in touch with one another. We all love talking to other people about our pets, sharing photos, and having fun. There is a huge space in the market for pet social media apps.
Virtual pet apps
It may not be possible for several people to own pets either due to lack of space or due to allergies. This creates a lot of space for virtual pet apps. It is a good idea to develop a virtual pet app now as people are increasingly loving the idea of taking care of and playing with pets without physically owning one.
For your pet business to grow, you should have a great app or a website. Having a highly effective one will be a great asset and will give you the much-needed edge over others.
SDI has created numerous successful apps and our commitment and expertise have enabled several businesses to thrive. We have got more than 10000 clients throughout the world and more than 80% of our orders come from our existing clients. We enjoy a long-term relationship with all our clients.
We can create an app or a website for your business in a very short time based on your needs. Our team can complete it within 4 to 6 weeks with all the features you would like to include. Call us today at +61 422 710 780 or email email@example.com and we will create the website and app that will help you join the pet industry boom.