The Pet Industry is Booming! Now is the Time to Start Your Pet Website Business

The data for the latest trends in the Pet Industry shows it is recession proof! Yes, the pet industry is a “billion” dollar business. According to Forrester Research, by 2012 US Online Retail Sales will reach $229 billion.

In 2011-2012 a study conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) found that “62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 72.9 million homes”. To take their findings a bit further, they included a breakdown which revealed that in 2011 the Number of U.S. Households that Own a Pet was as follows: .
Bird 5.7 million
Cat 38.9 million
Dog 46.3 million
Equine 2.4 million
Freshwater Fish 11.9 million
Saltwater Fish 0.7 million
Reptile 4.6 million
Small Animal 5.0 million

By this many households owning this amount of pets resulted in $50.84 billion in sales for the pet industry according to APPA; of this $19.53 billion was spent on food and $11.4 billion was spent on supplies.

One online pet supply retailer that launched March 2010 is seeing phenomenal sales. Read more about them here: http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/09/smallbusiness/pet_supplies_petflow/index.htm. An excerpt to consider is this "you don't need a big percentage of $50 billion before you are a total success," (Money.cnn.com)

Why Start a Pet Website Business?
Industry trends report that online pet sales will see above average increases annually with an emphasis on pet supplies and food sales. In 2011 the number of households owning a pet was phenomenal. If you consider capturing just 5% of those homes that owned a cat or dog, your online business could expect to attract 4.26 million households to your site annually. Do the math and you’ll see why starting an online pet business in 2012 is a smart business investment.

Check out ManicForDogs.com and TrueStylePets.com the two latest pet website businesses for sale at Pure-Ecommerce.com. Contact us now to become a part of this very lucrutive and expanding industry!


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