Tag: e-commerce

Tirescanner.com live in 42 US states, multi-million dollar funding close

Tirescanner.com live in 42 US states, multi-million dollar funding close

7th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Less than a year after Tirescanner.com was founded, at the start of November, the business reported that it is live in Florida. This means Tirescanner already covers 1200 postcodes codes, matching consumers with products from a range of hundreds of thousands of tyres and – crucially – connecting them with “the best local retailers”. At the moment this works on a next day install, but the plan is to take this to a same-day level. And more states are said to be coming fast. We’re used to pretty rapid progress when it comes to dotcom start-ups, but such fast growth is more understandable when you consider that Tirescanner is driven by Blackcircles.com founder Mike Welch. Tyres & Accessories recently caught up with Welch in order to find out how the company plans to continue and sustain this growth.

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Motokiki enters administration

Motokiki enters administration

4th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Lydia Limited, the company behind tyre price comparison site Motokiki, called in the administrators on 24 October 2019. Simon Girling and Chris Marsden of BDO LLP were appointed Joint Administrators on the same day. Tyres & Accessories understands that the administrators are seeking to sell the technology assets of the company and is seeking offers before a Friday 15 November 2019 deadline.

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Strong online presence is vital, but role of dealership remains key – NFDA

1st November 2019 | 0 Comments

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers across the UK, has announced the findings of consumer vehicle purchasing patterns in the UK.

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Michelin most searched tyre brand on Google in Europe

Michelin most searched tyre brand on Google in Europe

25th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin is the most search tyre brand on Google in Europe, according to price comparison site Rezulteo. Rezulteo studied the popularity of tyre brands in Europe using Google search volume data for tyre manufacturers in each country from 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2019. The study took “brand name” + “tyre” queries in the official languages of each European country into account.

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Strong online presence is vital in car retail

24th October 2019 | 0 Comments

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers across the UK, has announced the findings of consumer vehicle purchasing patterns in the UK.

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AutoAdvisor.co.uk teams up with Tech4Techs

7th October 2019 | 0 Comments

New car repair comparison site www.AutoAdvisor.co.uk has partnered with technical data provider site Tech4Techs to provide garages with discounted technical data support.

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etyres.co.uk acquired by Colewood Group

etyres.co.uk acquired by Colewood Group

3rd October 2019 | 0 Comments

The Colewood Group has acquired the online domain name www.etyres.co.uk following the business ceasing trading recently. Etyres.co.uk has since been re-launched with a brand new website on the 30 September 2019.

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The top 8 tyre comparison sites compared

The top 8 tyre comparison sites compared

26th September 2019 | 0 Comments

We are all familiar with the likes of MoneySuperMarket, CompareTheMarket and Confused.com. Beginning with financial and insurance products, these sites set out to give consumers more choice and the ability to compare the prices. Owing to the fact that tyres are arguably more complex, the tyre industry has moved a bit slower when it comes to comparison. During the last year or so, however, tyre comparison has come of age. So, who are the main players, what are the differences and where did tyre comparison all begin?

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Pirelli regains global social media crown

Pirelli regains global social media crown

25th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has returned to the top of our global social media ranking after four years away from pole position. The last time the @Pirelli-linked account led the way in Tyrepress’ worldwide meta-metric was in 2015 when the Italian tyre manufacturer well-known for its luxury and supercar marketing won with 84.50 points. Last year, the same score of 84.50 only secured second place for Pirelli. But this time round Pirelli achieved 90.30 with scores over 90 awarded by both Klear and Kred. This marks the first time that any brand has achieved two 90-plus scores in any of our social media rankings since they began eight years ago in 2011.

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Is your online shop ready for PSD2?

25th September 2019 | 0 Comments

On 14 September 2019, the EU updated PSD2. Do you know what this means? Is your online shop ready for these new rules?

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4JET launches Scannect QR code tyre reader app

4JET launches Scannect QR code tyre reader app

24th September 2019 | 0 Comments

4JET has developed a mobile app that provides QR code-based identification for the tyre retailers and manufacturers. The Scannect is available now on the iOS and Android platforms.

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Michelin tops Tyrepress UK social media ranking 2019

Michelin tops Tyrepress UK social media ranking 2019

19th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Not only did the @MichelinTyre-based chart see Bibendum plant its flag at the top of the tree, it also shows that the French tyre manufacturer is extending its lead. According to the 2019 data, Michelin’s overall score of 86.5 is now 7.5 points clear of second place as opposed to 6.5 points last year. It is also worth mentioning that Michelin demonstrates the best parity between the Klear and RightRelevance social metrics as well as the smallest gap between its primary and secondary RightRelevance sub-topics. In addition, with 84 points, Michelin achieved the highest score on the “Tire Industry” RightRelevance sub-topic (see below for details on how we calculated our score and what these terms mean).

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Motor Ombudsman adds distance sales online training course

Motor Ombudsman adds distance sales online training course

18th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The Motor Ombudsman has added a new module on distance sales to its Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)-approved online training portfolio. Tailored to the needs of businesses operating in the motor industry, it joins the existing suite of web-based courses on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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SimpleTire the fastest-growing automotive company in US

29th August 2019 | 0 Comments

US-based tyre e-tailer SimpleTire has been named the fastest-growing automotive company in America by Inc. Magazine. A recent SimpleTire innovation was how it expanded its installation programme so consumers can receive a “white glove” installation at a flat rate.

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Hella Gutmann Solutions announces WhoCanFixMyCar.com partnership

Hella Gutmann Solutions announces WhoCanFixMyCar.com partnership

28th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Diagnostics expert, Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) has partnered with online car repair marketplace, WhoCanFixMyCar.com. The supplier of the mega macs range of diagnostic systems states that the arrangement means drivers using WhoCanFixMyCar.com to find a workshop will now be able to differentiate between those that utilise HGS tools and those who don’t. The HGS logo will appear on relevant workshop profiles.

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