Pets at Home acquires stake in Tailster
Pets at Home is moving into pet minding and dog walking by acquiring a stake in the online pet sitting service Tailster.
With the market worth over £1 billion a year, the purchase is part of Pets at Home’s strategy to derive 50% of its revenue from pet services. It is also aiming to become a one-stop shop for pet owners.
Pets at Home will offer Tailster’s services to its 4.4 million active VIP loyalty scheme customers. The members will have access to Tailster’s 26,000 registered carers across the UK, and will also be able use the brand’s technology to track their pets’ activity via GPS and an app.
Pets at Home group chief executive Peter Pritchard said: “We are delighted to be able to announce this exciting new partnership with Tailster. It is a win-win deal, good for both businesses but especially good for owners searching for someone they can trust to look after their much-loved pet.
“This announcement also represents an important step towards delivering our ambition to generate 50% of our revenue from services, a strategy that is serving us and our customers well.”
Don’t miss the chance to see Peter (pictured) speaking at Retail Bulletin’s Omnichannel Futures Conference on 5 February 2020. If you are a retailer, you can secure your early bird tickets by using the discount code RETAILER50. Book now!
Email this article to a friend
You need to be logged in to use this feature.
Please log in here