PetSmart has partnered with Afterpay, a service provider of “buy now, pay later” payments, to give customers the opportunity to have flexible payment options when shopping both in-store and online.
PetSmart customers using Afterpay can make purchases and pay for them in four interest-free installments, due every two weeks. Customers receive their products upfront just like any other purchase method but have the freedom to pay over time. Afterpay is available for all PetSmart products as well as pet services like grooming, training, day camps and more.
As an omnichannel specialty pet retailer, PetSmart is the first company of its kind to offer Afterpay’s buy now, pay later service, company officials reported. The company recently added offerings such as curbside pickup and same-day delivery, and the addition of Afterpay is part of PetSmart’s strategy to give customers more freedom and flexibility when shopping for their pets and ease stress that comes with becoming a new pet owner, officials added.
“Afterpay empowers our customers with the financial freedom and flexibility to make purchases at PetSmart quickly and easily—and on their terms,” said Will Smith, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at PetSmart, which is based in Phoenix. “We’re excited to provide this innovative program to our customers, whether they’re shopping in-store or online.”
Zahir Khoja, general manager of Afterpay North America, said, “By joining forces with PetSmart, we are meeting the growing demand of pet ownership by younger generations during what continues to be uncertain times. Starting today, PetSmart customers can budget the costs that come with caring for a pet while avoiding revolving debt and expensive, interest-bearing credit products.”