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How Delivery Franchises are Changing the Game

Mobile Pet Wants unit

Subscription delivery franchise services are changing the face of franchising by offering entrepreneurs an affordable and profitable business model that provides time-strapped customers with an easy, no-hassle way to shop. 

Last year, as people stayed home to flatten the curve, online shopping became the norm. Front porches and apartment mailrooms were littered with purchases, and trucks combed the streets making deliveries. Online startups offered free grocery delivery, small businesses added e-commerce options, and restaurants ramped up curbside pickup and delivery. Food and household categories saw more than 30 percent growth in their online customer base.

Businesses are taking the benefits of online shopping to the next level by implementing subscription services to make shopping for staples even easier for busy consumers. Busy people love the convenience of delivery and subscription-based products and services. The set it and forget it mentality is helping fuel the growth in the subscription services industry. Retail subscriptions soared during the pandemic, and the trend is expected to continue. In 2020, subscription-based businesses reported a revenue growth of more than 11 percent.

Franchise Industry Offers Subscription Models

While major players like Stitch Fix, Blue Apron, and Netflix are thriving by offering subscription services, the franchise industry is loaded with business opportunities for people interested in capitalizing on this new consumer trend. Pet Wants allows franchise owners to turn their passion for pets into profits by providing customers with nutrition-rich, delicious pet food. Pet Wants offers mobile and storefront options, each offering subscription delivery services to customers. 

“I love dogs and cats myself, and I thought, of course, you want to enjoy what you do and believe in what you do. The more I researched Pet Wants, the more I decided it was something I should consider,” said Tim Chapman, a Pet Wants franchise owner in Minneapolis.

The subscription model allows franchise owners to build a recurring revenue stream and gives each owner a chance to get to know loyal customers on a deeper level. 

Pet Wants provides a recognized and proven service with all the trademarks, patents, and designs that are required to achieve results. The company also offers a scalable growth model allowing franchise owners to start by launching a mobile unit and potentially add a retail store as their business grows. In a five-year study performed by franchise consulting firm FranNet, their results showed 92 percent of their franchise placements were still in business after two years, and 85 percent after five years. Franchise owners benefit by operating a proven business model with ample training and support designed to help them succeed.

Pet Care Industry Poised for Growth

Pet ownership is on the rise. The number of people who own pets was slated to rise 4 percent in 2020. The surge in e-commerce is expected to continue as the pandemic winds down. As e-commerce continues to grow in popularity, pet food subscription services and food delivery can take advantage of the changing way customers are shopping.

As the industry continues to flourish, the number of options for pet owners can be overwhelming. Pet Wants is a local business that strives to be an integral part of the community. Our franchise owners make it a priority to educate the community on the benefits of healthy pet food. By limiting the number of products offered at Pet Wants, we minimize the cost and the complexity of the consumer’s experience.

If you are interested in learning more about a franchise opportunity that provides subscription delivery coupled with superior customer service and training to succeed, visit us to get more information.