Monro Inc. will install tires bought on Amazon.com. The company will initially offer the installation service to consumers in the Baltimore area, but eventually it will expand to include all of Monro's 1,174 stores in 27 states.
The TireConnect online sales platform from Bridgestone Americas Inc. has been updated with a custom wheel visualizer, a pricing guide for tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) plus competitive tire pricing.
Champtires LLC, an online retailer of used tires, is offering discounted prices and free shipping to other businesses in the automotive industry.
Online tire retailer Simple Tire LLC has added another tool for consumers onto its website — the ability to schedule an installation appointment with a local service center.
The NPD Group Inc. likes to collect data. And analyze it. And forecast what will happen next.
Partially prompted by its survey findings that the majority of automotive repair shops are willing to change current suppliers of auto parts, Openbay reports it has partnered with eBay Motors to provide automotive parts and accessories for its online marketplace.
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.