The other day, I was contacted by the awesome folks at Mr. Chewy and asked if I would be willing to check out their online store and write a review about it here on my blog. I love getting the opportunity to review things so I jumped at the chance. They gave me a credit to purchase some items so that I could get the full experience. The box just arrived today so I can write my review!
First of all, I would like to comment on how well-laid-out the site is. It’s visually pleasing; not overcrowded or hard to look at for long periods of time. It’s also well-organized into categories so you can find what you’re looking for. The search function is also great. There are a couple online retailers I’ve purchased from whose search feature is not quite as reliable as the one at Mr. Chewy was. The item I was looking for popped up on the first try!
Having a dog with food intolerances, it’s incredibly important that I know what is in the product I am buying before it arrives. I was quite pleased to see that everything I looked at on the site had an ingredients list. There is nothing more frustrating than needing to open up an additional browser tab to research what’s in something because a site didn’t take the time to put the ingredients up there.
I wish I had realized I would be buying a bag of kibble before I placed my order so I could have reviewed that aspect of their site more thoroughly. But, having just purchased a small bag at the local pet boutique, I can say that the prices on Mr. Chewy’s site are pretty comparable to what I saw there. In fact, the bag I just bought yesterday is the same price on Mr. Chewy that I paid at the store. The treats that I did purchase were a bit higher than what I spend at other online retailers but lower than what I would pay locally. Adding in shipping costs at the other online stores, and the prices are pretty close.
What I really liked was the free shipping for orders over $50. Especially if you’re buying kibble, which is heavy to ship and usually costs pretty close to that, this is a great deal. The package arrived quickly and within the time frame they said it would (I’m assuming Saturday didn’t count 😉 ). In fact, this is a much quicker delivery window than I get with other online retailers.
Overall, I am very pleased with my experience with Mr. Chewy and I would probably purchase from them again in the future.