Bridgestone Affiliated Retailer Network Partners With TCS

Sept. 28, 2022

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has partnered with TCS Technologies to equip tire dealers in the Bridgestone Affiliated Retailer Nationwide Network with its software product and “exclusive partnership benefits.”

TCS’ software program for Affiliated Retailer dealers offers the following software solutions:

  • Mobile inspection application to replace paper inspections
  • Easy connections to wholesale tire distributors and parts suppliers
  • DOT registration and reporting to automatically process and register warranty information
  • More opportunities to cross-sell services, including to other vehicles in the household
  • Customized workflows and order validation to ensure consistency among team members and across store locations
  • Better organization with a fully integrated appointment calendar and service bay scheduler
  • Customizable service advisor to add suggested services to a service request
  • Key management reports available on demand

Additionally, affiliated retail dealers who enroll in TCS’ software services are eligible to receive these benefits:

  • Discounted standard setup fees for first-time enrollers
  • Co-op funding reimbursement on TCS software through Bridgestone*
  • Select integrations at no cost, including:
    • Wholesalers that sell Bridgestone tires
    • Tire Connect
    • Bridgestone/Firestone sell-out reporting*
    • Driving Force
    • DOT tire registration integration through TireMetrix
    • MAP policy and direct tire pricing guidelines*

*Non-direct dealers are not eligible for co-op, direct pricing and sell out reporting.

“We’re honored to be the partnered with Bridgestone’s Affiliated Retailer Nationwide Network dealers in providing their businesses with a one-stop shop option for all of their in-store process and operational needs,” says TCS General Manager Jefferson Carpenter. “Our software supports dealers in delivering an outstanding experience for Affiliated Retailer dealers and are designed to help them create and increase profit centers while achieving greater consistency across locations, faster delivery on services and an increase in sales.”

“We are pleased to announce TCS Technologies as a software provider to supply our network with the many innovations that TCS has to offer,” says Brad Booth, vice president of consumer replacement sales for Bridgestone Americas. “Through our sponsored software program, Bridgestone Affiliated Retailer dealers will have the resources to streamline their in-store processes, drive more revenue through upselling and cross-selling and build customer loyalty through consistent service experiences. We anticipate this partnership will transform the way our members operate their businesses and sell tires.”

Dealers can learn more about the partnership here.