Tag: e-commerce

Goodyear partners with key Chinese e-commerce player JD.com

Goodyear partners with key Chinese e-commerce player JD.com

Monday 4th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s presence in China’s replacement tyre market has gained a significant boost by the forging of a strategic partnership with e-commerce giant JD.com. Signed 1 December, the agreement with China’s largest e-commerce platform (by revenue) will place selected Goodyear products on a Goodyear-branded JD.com channel and also see the company’s tyre and automotive services centres, which currently operate in ten cities in China, collaborate with the JD.com automotive platform. Goodyear states that this partnership will result in “seamless omni-channel experiences.”

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MRF Tyres adopts 42Gears retail tablet suit

Tuesday 28th November 2017 | 0 Comments

MRF Tyres has selected 42Gears EMM Solution to provide secure access to MRF product application on the tablets in the exclusive stores. 42Gears solution allows MRF to remotely manage the MRF application and push app updates. Further, the digital signage solution enhances customer engagement by turning the Lenovo tabs into kiosks during idle time.

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Fitment Group and Size It Up merge

Wednesday 15th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Tyre and wheel fitment data companies Fitment Group and Size It Up have announced they will merge and operate under the Fitment Group brand. The value of the merger was not disclosed. The expanded business is based in Duluth, Minnesota.

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Falken 8th in updated social media ranking

Friday 3rd November 2017 | 0 Comments

In a preview of what may come in the 2018 Tyres & Accessories social media ranking, Falken Tyres UK has come eighth in an updated version of the 2017 table. Due to the fact that @FalkenTyreUK is a new handle and didn’t show up when we were conducting searches earlier this year, Falken UK’s data has only just come to light.

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80% of drivers prefer to buy tyres face-to-face rather than online

Tuesday 24th October 2017 | 0 Comments

New research by the National Tyre Distributor’s Association (NTDA) has found that 80 per cent of motorists would rather buy tyres in person from a tyre technician, instead of purchasing online. The survey was commissioned as part of the NTDA’s policy document Raising Standards and Improving Safety in the UK Tyre Industry. Further research from the survey also found that 85 per cent of motorists trust their tyre retailer and that 40 per cent purchase a tyre based on advice from a technician.

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Ronal Group launches new website

Ronal Group launches new website

Wednesday 18th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Ronal Group has launched a new website in eight languages at www.ronalgroup.com. Following its major relaunch, it now comes in a modern design and satisfies increased user needs and expectations in terms of its usability.

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Giti commences direct digital sale of car tyres to German consumers

Giti commences direct digital sale of car tyres to German consumers

Tuesday 10th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire Deutschland has made its Giti brand car tyres available to end users via its own web shop. In doing so, it joins a select band of tyre manufacturers pursuing similar distribution strategies in particular markets.

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SimpleTire.com – America’s 2nd largest tyre etailer in just 5 years

SimpleTire.com – America’s 2nd largest tyre etailer in just 5 years

Monday 9th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Blackcircles.com CEO Mike Welch left the employment of the company he founded in August 2017. Since then he has joined the board of SimpleTire.com, a fast-growing, US-based online tyre business. Meanwhile he also remains a consultant to blackcircles.com. Tyres & Accessories recently caught up with the well-known tyre entrepreneur to find out more about his latest venture. SimpleTire.com is the brainchild of brothers Andy and Josh Chalofsky. Andy has been in the tyre business since he was a teenager and started out in the warehouse of his family’s brick and mortar tyre business. From here he worked his way up and took over a subsidiary tyre business after graduating college. In 2012, he started building the foundations of what is now SimpleTire.

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e-tail tyre prices up 7% in 2017

e-tail tyre prices up 7% in 2017

Thursday 5th October 2017 | 0 Comments

While it was once known as the bastion of bargain basement tyre prices, the cost of car tyres in the UK online retail space has increased significantly since the start of 2017. According to the latest data compiled by industry analysts Encircle Marketing, the average online tyre price increased 7 per cent in the eight months between January and August 2017. On average every segment was up by at least a couple of per cent, but in August specialist products (such as run-flats) were being sold at prices 8 or even 9 per cent higher than in January 2017.

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Horiba Mira and MSC Software launch first virtual proving ground

Thursday 5th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Horiba Mira is now offering what it calls the world’s first commercially available virtual proving ground. According to the company, the virtual proving ground provides a 3D representation of the durability and ride comfort surfaces from Horiba Mira’s own world class proving ground in a format directly compatible with MSC Adams Car software.

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Michelin tops online brand prominence table

Michelin tops online brand prominence table

Wednesday 27th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin has taken first place in Tyres & Accessories annual online brand prominence table, conducted in association with analysts NetNames. Following the news that Michelin is the strong online brand in terms of social media equity both in the UK and globally, the French tyre maker is no doubt delight to continue its historically strong showing. However, for the second year in a row, Continental overtook Michelin in terms of brand sentiment. And when you consider that Continental is also Michelin’s main contender in terms of social media equity, it now appears that pole position in the online space is a two horse race between Michelin and Continental. That’s said, at the other end of the spectrum mid-range and economy brands have registered some significant increases in online brand prominence during the last 12 months.

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Kingsway connects with UniSerV

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Kingsway Tyres, which recently became part of the Lodge Tyre Group, is committing significant investment in CAM technologies in addition to its already sizeable participation in the e-jobsheet tablet platform.

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Experts gather for 4th FTire User Meeting in Aachen

Experts gather for 4th FTire User Meeting in Aachen

Wednesday 13th September 2017 | 0 Comments

For the 4th time, vehicle engineers and tyre experts from around the world visited Aachen, Germany between 11 and 13 September to exchange experiences of the FTire model and discuss varying applications and future demands for the tyre model together with its creator, Professor Gipser.

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Michelin takes global social media double

Michelin takes global social media double

Friday 8th September 2017 | 0 Comments

In something of a coup for the French manufacturer, Michelin has regained both the global and UK crowns in Tyres & Accessories’ annual report on social media influence. Meanwhile, India’s largest tyremaker, MRF Tyres, will have surprised many by rising six places into third place on the global table.

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MTS launches ‘major upgrade’ to TyreClick

Monday 4th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) has launched what it terms “a major upgrade” to its TyreClick online retail site for independent customers. The company states that the upgrade represents one of the biggest and most significant investments in TyreClick since its launch in 2014, including a number of new design and user functionality features. The tyre wholesaler added that it would “never stop investing in its ambition to make TyreClick the best tyre selling site in the business” following the implementation of the new developments.

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