According to IBIS World, Dog Walking Services industry has thrived over the five years to 2017, with industry revenue expanding at an estimated annualized rate of 3.7% to $1.0 billion.
Gone are those days when Pet owners used to slip the neighbor kids few bucks to walk their dogs or leave their pets with family/friends when going out on a vacation. According to a pet walking and dog sitting app “Rover”, it made $100 million bookings last year. This clearly shows how Pet apps have revolutionized the Pet care industry while making the Pet owners life easy, convenient and creating huge business opportunities.
Rover is an on-demand marketplace application providing Pet setting, Dog Boarding and Dog walking services to its users, with over 200,000 verified pet sitters and dog walkers in the U.S. and Canada. The users can keep a track of what their pet is doing with the help of in build messaging feature and multimedia sharing options.
Rover also uses location information in the background for tracking active services using GPS tracking solutions
The business model of a dogsitter/dogwalker marketplace will have the basic characteristics of any service aggregator platform:
Paid Promotions: These charges will be payable by the service providers basically the dog walkers and dog sitters who want to increase their visibility on the platform.
Listing Charges: Certain amount of charges would be levied on the service providers on the marketplace platform. For a nominal fee, they will be able to list themselves on the platform.
Advertising Revenues: Once the app starts generating a decent amount of regular traffic, then it can be monetized by providing spots for advertisements on the app.
Surge Charges: In case of huge demand in an area with relatively less supply, you can put in surge pricing to incentivize dogsitters to go to the household offering more fees, thereby putting the demand-supply cycle into place.
Being a leading iOS and Android app development company for more than 10 years now, experts at Let’s Nurture will guide you through the facts about the product and market. A successful marketplace solution is generally found on both, Android and iOS platforms. It would be better to understand the business model in order to identify the users of the application.
Any on-demand marketplace application mostly has three layers:
The development cost of an on-demand marketplace for dog sitters/walkers will be somewhere in the region of CAD 37000 to CAD 39000. Let’s see a detailed breakdown of costs along with features.
|Pet owners (App)
|My Profile and Settings
|Create & Manage Profile
|Manage Users (Customers)
|Choose service needed
|Manage Dog sitters/walkers
|Search dogsitters/ dog walkers
|Dog's Profile Check
|Manage Offers and Promo
|Secure online payments
|Manage Client Support Request
|Manage Profile & bookings
|Manage FAQ, Term, and Policies
|Learn about System Updates
|Manage Billing/ Invoice/ Reports
|Cost of on-demand Marketplace Solution
|CAD 37000 to CAD 39000 for Mobile App (Android + iOS) + Web Admin
|Pet owners (App)
|App rating/ Review Alert Prompt
|Manage Forwarding/ Clearing bookings
|Reviews and Ratings
|Manage reviews and ratings
|Mobile wallet integration
|Traffic & Weather updates
|Chat Module for Customer Support
The algorithms will help your platform comprehend the effectiveness of each profile, rank it on the basis of relevance to a search query and finally run predictive analytics to see where does it fit in the puzzle. More data will help the dog walkers/sitters create a more likable profile and at the same time, it will help the consumers find the most relevant sitter for their pet.
A Chabot helps the users to easily navigate through the app. Also, it can help your customer representatives team to get in touch with new customers and get their feedback instantly. Retain your loyal customers through an effective Customer support/messenger chatbot that speeds up the process and brings the sales for your on-demand marketplace app.
Finally, by putting our rich and deep experience in the blockchain, we will help you add another layer of security to the payments system on your app.
We are a team of highly enthusiastic software developers, app developers, UI/UX designers, business analysts, and product managers. Collectively amongst us, we have an experience of 10 years in the on-demand marketplace application development. The list of resource you will need for the development of an on-demand marketplace app for Dogsitters/ Dogwalkers like Rover will include
It is vital to get in touch with the best mobile app development company that has the expert consultants and Android/ iOS developers. Only the best will be able to help the purpose of entering the market with the right strategy along with the best pet care applications having flawless UI/ UX and standout features.
Expertise in developing on-demand marketplace apps.
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Experts with rigorous experience in developing iOS/Android apps.
Consultation on strategic features and their development.
Efficient testing strategies.
Development within the confines of Apple and Google Play Store Guidelines.
We guarantee app approvals on both iOS and Android app stores
According to APPA, 65 percent of U.S. households own a pet (79.7 million homes) which clearly states huge demand of Pet care services and the need for professional pet sitters and dog walkers. So, if you are thinking about developing a pet care app, now is the time.