Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Oil City PA. USA
First sign of Merger, Or going out of business? Competition is fierce in the pet industry. Trying to keep prices down as a small business is very hard to do when the Box stores can reduce the prices permanently and still turn a profit. Where the smaller stores can not. I was once told by a shop owner there is a 300 % markup on the Pets they sell, and I would say that went for the supplies also. If they pair with a Box store It may help their bottom line and sales are than split. But this can only last for so long before either one says It's not profitable and the smaller is forced out of business. For Petsmart it was a way to stem the bleeding from their delivery prices, or having to hire full time employees, and large warehouses They let that up to Chewy. It takes away the strain from the bottom line.