Camlist is the first app of its kind in the US, offering safety and peace of mind to pet parents, sellers, and their furry friends.
UK based startup Camlist announced the launch of their US operations through their innovative video-based app, with a mission to become the safest way to rehome a pet across the US and the world.
About the mission of the startup, Camlist CEO Moustafa Mahmoud said: “Our mission is to make Camlist the safest way for anyone to rehome a pet across the world, with a primary focus on animal welfare. Safety is the core of everything we do: safety of pet parents, of sellers, and most importantly the safety of our furry friends. We also support rescue centers and shelters who can use our technology to find the best homes for their pets safely and easily.”
The video listing experience, along with the profile based rating system for sellers, has allowed the best sellers to build a great reputation and to stand out on the platform. This helps build trust among buyers and reduces the challenges they face while rehoming a pet.
Many prospective pet parents in the past have faced heartbreak when they were looking to rehome a pet due to bad actors who show complete disregard for the health and safety of pets. There have also been cases where buyers have been scammed off their hard-earned money under the guise of deposits or shipping costs. To counter this, Camlist offers a unique Buyer Protection Program. “We wanted to give prospective pet parents complete peace of mind while paying the sellers. So we introduced our Buyer Protection Program, where the buyer can make the payment on our app and it is only released to the seller once buyers confirm that they have physically received the pet.”, said Moustafa.
But perhaps the most exciting offering from Camlist is their first-of-a-kind pet financing program. Through this program, Camlist pays breeders the full price and offers buyers the option to pay in instalments with 0% interest. “We introduced 0% interest pet financing to help every pet find a loving home. Money was often a barrier between good families being able to offer good homes for the pets, and we hope our financing option solves that problem”, Moustafa added.
To raise awareness to their mission, the startup offers several perks to any buyer who gets their fur baby through the app such as 1 year of free pet food , access to a cashback club that helps them get cashback of up to 30% on any purchase they make for their pet (including food, supplies, toys, etc), special discounts on insurance, and much more. Moustafa said “We started offering these perks to promote our mission of safe rehoming. Any pet rehomed through Camlist will come with one full year of free pet food for a limited time. We hope this brings awareness to our mission across the community.”
Camlist believes that their app has the potential to change the way people rehome pets in the US and across the world, making the entire process much safer for all participants with a special focus on animal welfare. They hope that more people opt in to use the app when they’re considering rehoming a pet to support this mission and enjoy a safer and more convenient experience.
About Camlist: Camlist is the world’s first video marketplace for pets. Having launched in the UK in early 2021, and expanded to other countries in 2022. Camlist now supports thousands of buyers and sellers on their app and has introduced their unique 0% interest pet financing product as well as a host of features that provide buyers and sellers with a safer and more convenient way to rehome their pets. The app is available on both iOS and Android.