Shoprite launches its Petshop Science brand online with premium brands and home delivery
The Shoprite Group expands its presence in e-commerce by taking its animal science brand online. This comes as the pet economy continues to grow in South Africa – in just one year, Petshop Science has opened 22 physical stores across the country.
Petshop Science Online offers a large selection of over 2,000 pet-related products. These include food, treats, toys and more from premium brands like Hills, Montego, Dog’s Life, Eukanuba, Ultra Dog, Royal Canin, Rogz and Nandoe.
With the pet industry in South Africa now worth more than R7 billion, the group continues to expand its pet-related offerings. It launched pet insurance in 2020 and now offers the most affordable pet insurance in SA, starting at just R69 per month. In 2021, the Group became the first local distributor to open stand-alone Petshop Science stores.
“We’ve worked hard to deliver superior service, range and value to local pet owners. With the launch of Petshop Science Online, we’re adding another way for South Africans to access it all – but without leave their homes,” says Mark Cotton, Group e-commerce manager.
Petshop Science customers can now also create online profiles for their pets, which include their pet’s name, date of birth, type and breed. Customers can access these profiles in stores, and this allows PetShop Science to provide loyal shoppers with special offers tailored to their pets’ needs.
To celebrate the launch, Petshop Science Online will be offering over 250 discounted items, including the following offers:
- 25% off Hills Pet Nutrition dry food
- 50% off Olympic Professional Dog Food
- 20% off Nexgard and Frontline tick and flea treatments
- Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Montego 500g Chewable Treats
Delivery is FREE for orders over R450. A delivery charge of R75 will apply to orders below this. Orders placed before 4:00 p.m. within a 60km radius of Cape Town CBD and Sandton will be eligible for next day delivery.