Long before Chewy.com began promoting “Free 1-2 Day Shipping” of pet food products, independent retailers were already delivering pet food in their local markets. The demand for convenience from consumers has existed for a long time, especially in the pet food industry where pet parents must balance taking care of their pet’s weekly needs with careers, children and other household chores. Unfortunately, many independent retailers missed a key shift in the way consumers preferred to conduct this transaction. Consumers who order online don’t necessarily prefer ordering from a big box retailer to have their pet food delivered, they just like the ability to order online. Here’s how you can offer the same convenience to retain and grow your customer base using Shopify.

Consumers who order online don’t necessarily prefer ordering from a big box retailer to have their pet food delivered, they just like the ability to order online.

 

  1. Set Up a Shopify Account – Shopify is one of the most user-friendly platforms for creating an ecommerce website. Sign up for an account and select a template.

 

  1. Choose the Right Apps- To customize your Shopify site to allow for local delivery you’ll need to download the Store Pickup + Delivery App by Zapiet for Shopify. Use this platform to plug in the information that is relevant to the way your delivery business operates.

 

  1. Add your Products- Finally, you’ll need to add your products to the website. Use the uploader tool to upload products from a spreadsheet or enter your products manually one by one into the system.

 

 

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