As tire dealers all over the country work to adapt to the pressures of online tire sales, the looming question about Amazon.com Inc. in the market is price.
It’s been a year since Amazon.com Inc. added tire installation to the check-out process for tire-buying consumers. Since then, it’s partnered with three retailers to build a nationwide network of installation options: Monro Inc., Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack, and Sears Auto Centers.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. was the first tire manufacturer to offer an e-commerce option for consumer tires. It is now the first tire manufacturer to sell commercial tires online.
Consumers have another option for buying Maxxis brand tires online.
Michelin Group called Mike Welch's online tire marketplace the best in the U.K. And then the tire maker bought it for 50 million pounds — $76.2 million. Welch is turning his attention to the U.S. market and plans to launch Tirescanner, an online portal for brick and mortar tire dealers.
Online tire retailer TireGet offers credit financing for consumers through a new partnership with Synchrony Financial.
Count Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack as another installation option for consumers buying tires online from Amazon.
Walmart Inc. and Advance Auto Parts Inc. are bringing an automotive specialty store to the general merchandise retailer’s website in the first half of 2019, and tires will be among the products sold there.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. was the first tire manufacturer to sell tires online. Now it has taken the next step toward creating a seamless transaction.
Monro Inc.'s tire installation partnership with Amazon.com is expanding to another 330 stores in 10 states.
SKU proliferation, tire distribution, online sales — Rich Kramer tackled them all at the 2018 International Tire Exhibition and Conference (ITEC).
Amazon.com Inc. does not own a single retail tire outlet. But it suddenly finds itself with potential access to more than 1,500 of them.
Sears Auto Center has expanded its tire installation program with Amazon.com. The service is available nationwide.