LOS ANGELES — eTailPet, a point-of-sale (POS) software solution for the independent pet retail channel, announced that its has expanded its solution into Canada on Nov. 29.

According to data shared by eTailPet, pet ownership in Canada increased from 2019 by 18%, driving consumer spending in the pet category, which increased 117% during COVID-19. According to eTailPet, the Canadian pet market is currently worth $7 billion, including pet food, supplies and services.

“The growing Canadian pet market has accelerated the demand for easy-to-use, omnichannel POS solutions among indie pet businesses who want to streamline operations, maximize profits and appeal to the current generation of pet owners,” said Bere Giannini, founder of eTailPet. “Our all-in-one platform helps independent pet businesses remain competitive against the big box companies. Its easy-to-use design and comprehensive functionality, including the most advanced POS inventory management system, the biggest online pet catalog database, and full Astro Loyalty integration was created specifically to address the needs of independent pet retailers.”

At the beginning of November, eTailPet expanded its software solution, adding text messaging, membership and subscription modules. The software offers retailers real-time visibility and more control over in-store and online sales, inventory, marketing and customer management. According to eTailPet, its solution can help streamline operations, increase profits and business.

“As one of Canada's leading pet specialty distributors, working with hundreds of independent pet retailers across the country, I've discovered that eTailPet has everything you need to manage your business anytime, anywhere, and includes all of the features and functionalities that will help you meet the demands of your customers — from inventory to customer communications,” said Phil Klaassen, chief executive officer of Pan Pacific Pet. “The platform's all-in-one functionality will help you to increase revenue and remain competitive in the growing Canadian pet industry.”

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