Sentury Tire North America LLC is test marketing an online subscription service for tires in Georgia, Florida and parts of Alabama and South Carolina. The company has 40 service locations participating in the test.
This year, in order to meet consumers’ changing needs, we will offer another way to purchase Goodyear consumer tires, and this is... online.” With those words, Andy Traicoff, vice president of consumer sales and customer development for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., set in motion what was thought to be a paradigm shift in the tire industry.
Last year, U.S. consumers purchased 14.1 million passenger and light truck tires online. The total represents 6% of all aftermarket tire sales at the retail level.
Selling tires online to consumers remains a hot topic in our industry, especially if tire manufacturers are doing the selling.
Like many brick-and-mortar retailers, Ken Sylvester of United Tire and Service LLC is participating in online sales. But instead of creating an e-commerce website for his Philadelphia-area tire stores, he is dipping into the pool of consumers browsing other companies’ tire shopping websites.
A trade association for the retail industry supports proposed legislation that would give states the authority to require online retailers that sell products in their state to collect sales taxes.
The Auto Care Association is highlighting a snapshot of the results of its new online study, E-Tailing in the Automotive Aftermarket. The association defines e-tailing as the purchase of parts on publicly available websites.
Terry's Tire Town has launched a new website that allows consumers across the Midwest and Eastern United States to enjoy the benefits of online shopping and the customer service of trusted local tire dealers.
TireRack.com has added a new feature to its site to allow for easier access to three consumer tire research pages -- surveys, reviews and tests -- eliminating the chance for confusion, the company says.