Wag.com Unveils Pet Prescription Service Making it the First Complete, One Stop Access, Online Pet Shop
New prescription service powered by VetSource Pharmacy Makes Caring for Pets Easier Than Ever
Jersey City, NJ - March 7, 2013 - Quidsi, Inc. today announced the addition of direct access to pet medications on Wag.com through VetSource Pharmacy. The collaboration with VetSource, a fully licensed, Vet VIPPS certified pet pharmacy, marks the first time that prescription medications are available through a major online retailer with a comprehensive selection of pet supplies in a model that makes veterinarians central to the process and not just a source for prescription approval. This unique online service is offered exclusively through Wag.com, where pet owners can request prescription medications such as Heartgard®, Revolution®, and Deramaxx® in the same place as they purchase their favorite pet supplies and accessories.
"We know that pets are not just animals, they're part of the family, and our customers want the best - from pet food and toys, to medicine, vitamins and everything in between - as fast and conveniently as possible," said David Zhang, head of Wag.com. "With pet medications made available through Wag, pet parents can now truly find everything for their pet in one spot, so they can spend more quality time with their loved ones."
Medications are accessible through VetSource on Wag.com, which offers more than 25,000 pet products from food, treats and toys, to litter, bedding and more. Keeping every furry friend both happy and healthy, the extensive medication offering provides solutions across many categories including allergy, eye and ear care, flea and tick treatments, heartworm preventatives, joint health, pain, thyroid and behavior. For medications requested through VetSource on Wag, VetSource will offer pet owners the same speedy shipping that would apply to Wag orders, with delivery within two days after the prescription is approved by the pet owner's veterinarian, and free shipping on all orders $49 or more, with no surcharges.
VetSource requires approval from the pet owner's veterinarian prior to any prescription sales. Unlike some major players today, medications offered by VetSource are acquired directly from the manufacturer ensuring medications are sourced through a safe channel, ushering a new era of online pet pharmacy shopping.
"We are excited to team up with Wag.com to offer a new, convenient way to help pets stay healthy," said Kurt Green, CEO of VetSource. "Our partnership with Wag represents an innovative approach that ensures the veterinarian stays connected with their clients who are shopping online and makes sure pets continue to receive the veterinary care they deserve."
Consumers can look forward to a fast, simple and seamless prescription medication shopping experience with Wag.com through VetSource, and a shared shopping cart across the family of sites: Diapers.com, Soap.com, BeautyBar.com, YoYo.com, Casa.com, VineMarket.com, AfterSchool.com and Bookworm.com. Notably, all of the sites offer Quidsi's legendary fast and free shipping with a minimum purchase, massive selection for every shopping need and award-winning customer service for busy people everywhere.
Wag.com is the ultimate online destination for the passionate pet parent, offering more than 25,000 products - including food, treats, litter, toys, vitamins and health goods, grooming supplies, clothing accessories and more. Orders over $49 are delivered for free in two days or less. The site carries both mass and specialty brands, offering pet owners a time-saving, hassle-free way of getting everything they need to care for their dog, cat, fish, bird, reptile or other small animal. Wag.com is part of the Quidsi family of sites, which is dedicated to making life easier for people through fast, free shipping with minimum purchase, amazing product selection and extraordinary customer service. For more information, visit www.Wag.com.
About Quidsi, Inc.
Quidsi owns and operates Diapers.com (baby care), Soap.com (everyday essentials), BeautyBar.com (luxury beauty), Wag.com (pet supplies), YoYo.com (toys), Casa.com (home & houseware essentials), VineMarket.com (green living), AfterSchool.com (kids' sports/activity gear) and Bookworm.com (children's books). All nine easy-to-navigate sites are linked together by the Familyhood promise to make life a little easier with fast, free shipping on orders over $49, award-winning 24/7 customer care and one shared cart and checkout. Quidsi continues to redefine e-commerce by changing the way people shop for almost every part of their lives.
VetSource is a North American leader in the veterinary sponsored home delivery of companion-animal pharmaceutical products and pet nutrition. The company, leveraging their patent pending proprietary online prescription approval software, works with veterinarians to enhance the veterinarian-client-patient relationship by supporting practitioners through professional pharmacy and technology services. Please visit www.vetsource.com for more information.
Weber Shandwick for Quidsi