Pets at Home gets tails wagging with 1-hour Click & Collect service
An omnichannel strategy for a unified customer experience
As the UK’s leading pet care business, Pets at Home already provide pet owners with everything they need to be able to look after their pets – from food, toys, bedding and grooming services, right the way through to first opinion veterinary care. Following an extensive and rigorous selection process, the retailer chose to work with OneStock to further drive its customer-centric strategy and to provide a unified shopping experience. The aim was to offer fast and flexible delivery options such as 1 Hour Click & Collect and contactless collection across its store network.
Adapting to the retailer’s niche needs, and facilitated by their middleware, OneStock was able to deploy its OMS into the pet care business’ IT ecosystem in less than six months. After an initial rollout to 40 stores, the success of the deployment and the ease of adoption by staff, accelerated the rollout to an additional 410 stores in just one week – covering 100% of its stores.
1 Hour Click & Collect orders
the 1 Hour Click & Collect service
1 Hour Click & Collect – a valuable service during the pandemic
In order to help its customers receive their products as quickly as possible whilst simultaneously relieving pressure from the distribution centres, Pets at Home opted for a 1 Hour Click & Collect service. During the pandemic, this allowed stores to fulfil online orders, allowing consumers to ensure the stock was available before they visited the store and giving them the opportunity of saving on delivery costs, both considerable benefits to the customer.
Customers can see which of their items are available in which stores and order from the store of their choice in a matter of minutes. 1 Hour Click & Collect also allows customers to get their orders considerably faster than before when shipped from the central distribution centre.
A user-friendly store associate app to achieve objectives
Integrating a new software solution into any business can lead to many challenges, however the OneStock interface was met with enthusiasm and appreciation by Pets at Home’s teams across the company as this was seen as a key enabler for customer convenience.
Be it customer service, management or in-store staff, OneStock’s responsive and user-friendly application fits the needs of all its users. The ease of implementation and adoption by their store colleagues has enabled the Pets at Home teams to better serve their customers and has helped them leverage operational excellence.
The first step of a fully omnichannel roadmap
The implementation of the 1 Hour Click & Collect service was only the first part of a fully omnichannel roadmap for Pets at Home. Testament to the success of the 1 Hour Click & Collect implementation, the pet care business also intends to extend their order management solution to include a Ship from Store solution in the coming months.
The success of these first deployments has only comforted Pets at Home in their selection of OneStock and has driven them to also plan the implementation of a wider unified commerce system.
At Pets at Home, pets are a part of the family. At OneStock, our CEO, Romulus is never without his trusted Weimaraner Jack and many a dog is heard barking in the background during our teams’ Zoom calls. Our shared love of animals makes working with Pets At Home even more rewarding and motivating. We look forward to continuing our work with this wonderful company.