With new online pet shops in the market every year, a common question is which is the cheapest Singapore pet shop for dog food and pet supplies?
Dec 30, 2017 – Amazon was my main shopping destination in the last few months for cheaper/original pet products but recently my regular purchase items no longer deliver to Singapore. #tragedy
So it’s time to price compare some Singpore pet shops online that I didn’t manage to cover in the last comparison – like Perromart – and also the new stores like – GoodDogPeople and Moby’s Petshop.
What am I shopping for?
1. Two Kong Extreme (medium) – I’ve been meaning to get more since I have The Grateful Dog cooked food which are perfect to fill ’em up with and keep Donna occupied on busy days or rainy days.
2. Canned food – K9 Natural 170g beef, chicken and lamb feast. These are handy for visits to grooming, to the vet, to the beach. Basically anyplace where I need high value food for counter conditioning and have no time to boil meat or cook eggs.
3. Dry food – I have a pre-determined list of dry food that I buy but I’m also open to try new products, so it really depends on what is available and on offer. Got to make that dollar stretch, yah? :P
4. Dental chews – Greenies are my go-to dental chews since they are on the VOHC list of accepted products that retard plaque and tartar for dogs.
Now, let’s look at the price comparison shall we?
Price comparison of Singapore Pet Shops to find the cheapest products
I recently learnt from a friend called Kelly, that RedMart now sells some name-brand pet products such as Wellness Core dry food and surprise! Greenies! This comparison shows that RedMart, Pet Lovers Centre and Nekojam sell them at the same price. So that’s probably the recommended retail value. The cheapest can be found at Moby’s Petshop which is having a Buy 2 get 1 free promotion for this period.
In general, it appeared that the more established stores would be selling the goods at the same price or close to a standardised price. Younger online stores like Perromart and Moby’s Petshop are more aggressive when it comes to pricing. I coloured the boxes green when their prices are lower than average.
Of the eight stores being compared, only Kohepets had the full range of products that I was looking for. However, it did not make sense for me to place 1 order with Kohepets when I can get significant savings shopping with the younger online stores for pets. So I eventually split my order into 2. Wet food with Perromart and Kong Extreme with Moby’s Pet.
Perromart for Cheapest K9 Natural Can and Castor and Pollux Organix dry food
Perromart was offering the Castor & Pollux Organix line of pet food at the discounted price of $29.90 per pack. So I decided to pick up 2 packs of different flavours, together with the canned food I was ordering.
Final bill came up to be $86.80 for six 170g cans and two 4lbs packs of food.
Moby’s Petshop for Holiday Deals and Flash Sales
I missed those days when I can get S$7 Kong Extreme and 36 Greenies at S$40 on Amazon (not including shipping). Even at 20% off, a Kong Extreme now costs $16.80… … … … 😓 (Oh man, I still bought 2. I am such a sucker ^&#%%$…).
But S$58 for 36 Greenies is a pretty good deal considering it will cost me S$87 in other shops.
Final bill $91.60 for 2 food toys and 3 packs of Greenies.
Total damage from both Singapore pet shops – $178.40 – all on one fine day in December. 😅😅😅
To be fair, my shopping list this time round is very specific and narrow. The result may be very different if I had a longer shopping list, or if the younger stores were not having holiday sales at the time.
The more established Singapore pet shops online like Nekojam and Polypet will still offer the best website experience in terms of ease of navigation and finding the product as well as time-tested delivery operations. And established stores like them still offer a wider range of products than the younger stores.
It just so happens that Perromart does stock K9 Natural 170g cans and have some decent-looking kibble on sale. If I were looking for other brands like Orijen or Acana for example, only those stores with a brick and motar shopfront like Polypet will be able to stock them.
Moby’s Petshop has the worse navigation experience because of its broad categories. And the search bar doesn’t help. It autocorrects a search for “K9 Natural” to “KG Natural”…
And GoodDogPeople simply didn’t stock any of the products I was looking for. See GoodDogPeople’s response to this post here.
The point of this update is not to belittle or offend any store. We all have to start somewhere and slowly build from there.
It is just a quick snapshot of my online shopping behaviour and my thoughts at this point in time. Perhaps it will help give potential pet adopters some general idea of how much it can potentially cost to have a pet dog. And also to give anyone interested an idea of the options available to them with regards dog products I use and also new stores that are launched now and then.
Comments are helpful. Let me know if this helps or you have other thoughts/suggestions in the comment box at the end of this article!
This is a non-biased review of selected Singapore pet online stores and is not sponsored in anyway. Purchases made through clicking on the Amazon links help earn me some affiliate income which goes back to supplementing the costs of food, treats and toys for Donna. 😝
To find more price comparisons of products and stores, read the 2016 review article below. :)
July 26, 2016 – Every new dog owner wants to know which Singapore pet shop to buy affordable pet supplies from. So in 2014, I scoured the web to compile a directory of Singapore’s Online Pet Shops and ended up with a list of 50 online stores. 50! You can see the full list here.
I was ranking them based on traffic to see who was more popular, but you know what? The rankings fluctuated from month to month simply because there was many small online pet supplies stores and only one major player at that time – Pet Lovers Centre. The market was very fragmented at the time and there was very little differentiation among all the little pet shops to a new dog owner like me.
So let’s do it differently today.
We visited Sun Petgamart on Saturday (23 July 2016), so based on our shopping list, I made a comparison across 9 pet shops. With the exception of Sun Petgamart, all the other pet shops in this table below has or is an online store.
As you can see my shopping list consisted of 2 dry food brands, a pack of dental chews, dog toothpaste, re-usable canned food lids and a toy.
1/ Singapore Pet Shop with the Best Range of Products
None of the pet shops enabled me to complete my full shopping list. However, three of the shops in the table had 5 of the 6 items I was looking for either in-store or listed on the online store.
2/ Singapore Pet Shop with the Lowest Overall Prices
See also, freeze dried raw dog food ranked from lowest to highest cost! Read now.
To say that any one pet shop has the cheapest prices is to propagate a myth. Referencing the same table, I have highlighted the cheapest price by product in Green below. What you see is that the green boxes are spread out across – Sun Petgamart, Polypet, Nekojam, and Perromart. Each online store has products that are cheaper than other stores and products that are priced higher than other stores. There is not one store that is consistently cheaper than other stores across a range of products.
However, if I were to compare just the shops that fulfil 5 out of 6 items on my shopping list, Sun Petgamart is definitely offering me a lower overall cost compared to Polypet and Pet Lovers Centre (PLC).
And this is the reason why, after compiling a list of 50 online pet shops two years ago, I still ended up shopping more often from a brick and mortar store. :P
We bought the Sun Petgamart membership which gave us 20% off the dry food and the toothpaste. The Greenies (6oz packs) were also cheaper because of a Buy 2 get 1 Free offer.
Of course they marked up their prices, but with the discounts, it still ended up cheaper overall than the other stores on the table.
Read more about our shopping trips to Sun Petgamart for dogs
3/ Singapore Pet Shops that offer variety with the convenience of shopping online
It’s not always we get to go to Sun Petgamart. Sometimes we just get too busy, and ordering online starts looking like a good alternative.
I order from Polypet every few months since they offer the variety I am looking for. But compiling this table showed that Polypet may or may not have slightly higher prices than Nekojam depending on what’s on your shopping list.
Nekojam was actually in my consideration set two years ago, but I think they didn’t support as much variety as they do today which was why I ended up shopping at Polypet. So I probably will compare between the two again before I put in my next online order.
4/ A broad range of products is more important to me than lowest price
Newcomer Perromart certainly has the lowest prices for Virbac’s CET toothpaste. However, I dislike the hassle of having multiple accounts and log-ins in order to buy the cheapest products. Besides, not having the variety also means that I am unable to chalk up the amount required for free delivery, unless I buy that one item in bulk. So I don’t really foresee myself buying from online stores that are only able to fulfill half or less of my shopping list.
5/ This article is not conclusive
I’ve chosen to focus on price and range of products simply because these are the factors most key to me. Pet supplies shopping online is something I want to complete with the least hassle in one shop.
I’ve actually compared prices across a very small set of products, so the points above are really just preliminary conclusions. I’ll probably continue to build on this article across time with future shopping lists so more products and pet shops can be covered. Even so, the data will always only be indicative. This is because pet shops can and do adjust prices for their products across time, which I am unable to track consistently.
Looking for more options? People on my social network are recommending:
- Pet Guru – 100% of the profits go to supporting the operations of SOSD and Pet Guru.
- Ah Beng Pet Store
- KK Doggie Heaven