zooplus AG, founded in 1999, has been operating for more than 18 years and is today’s leading online retailer in Europe for pet supplies. zooplus already ranks as the second largest retailer in terms of sales in the overall European market, which includes both bricks-and-mortar and online sales of pet supplies.
The company sells around 8,000 products for the most popular types of pets. The product range includes pet food (dry and wet food and food supplements) and accessories, such as scratching posts, dog beds and baskets and toys in all price categories. zooplus customers not only enjoy an extensive product range and fast and free delivery but also benefit from a variety of interactive content and community offers.
zooplus AG has already successfully launched its business model in 30 European countries. This makes zooplus AG the only genuinely pan-European online retailer for pet supplies. Since its initial public offering in 2008, the company’s sales have risen from EUR 80 m to a total of EUR 1,111 m in the 2017 financial year.
Pet supplies are a major market segment in the European retail landscape. In 2017, gross sales of pet supplies and accessories in Europe amounted to around EUR 26 bn. Because of the higher population and progressive humanization of pets in a majority of countries, the growth of the overall market is expected to continue in the years ahead. Additionally, Europe is expected to continue to see considerable growth in the area of online retailing. zooplus AG expects these trends to continue to propel the company’s strong sales momentum. In the year 2018, sales are expected to increase again by 21 % to 23 %.