Epyx: Driver demand advancing Tyreserve uptake
Take-up of Epyx’s new Tyreserve e-commerce service is reportedly being driven by company car and van drivers. According to Epyx, the option of having tyres fitted during routine servicing (and therefore without visiting a fast-fit centre) is proving to be attractive to fleet end users.
A Fleet News report suggests that “one major leasing fleet and several leading franchise dealer groups” have already signed up to Tyreserve and that Epyx will announce further details soon.
David Goodyear, head of business development at Epyx, said: “For drivers, having to go to a fast-fit centre for tyres as well as a dealer for servicing is simply a waste of time. Those that have used Tyreserve appreciate the one-stop alternative that it provides. Those drivers are, we hear, often mentioning it to their colleagues and word is starting to get around. Of course, it is also a good option for employers, who have nothing to gain from having drivers sitting around in fast-fit centres waiting for tyres to be fitted.”
Tyreserve is designed to help franchise dealers compete with fast-fits for fleet tyre business – allowing a more convenient service for drivers and creating new profit opportunities for dealers. According to the company, it can be easily adopted by any dealer that is registered as a supplier on Epyx’s 1link Service Network platform, which includes almost every mainstream franchise dealer in the UK.
Currently, fleets users of the platform total more than three million vehicles, including all of the UK’s top 50 vehicle leasing companies.
A complete tyre catalogue is available through 1link Service Network that will be charged at agreed prices. Dealers can draw tyres from their own stock or order them from distributors via Epyx.
Goodyear added: “What we are offering to fleet is an increased level of convenience and highly competitive pricing. There is no reason for fleets not to add Tyreserve to the SMR service that they use.”