Tag: online tyre business

Rainer Binder resigns as Delticom chairman

Rainer Binder resigns as Delticom chairman

14th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Online tyre and wheel distributor Delticom announced yesterday that Rainer Binder, the company’s co-founder and indirect major shareholder, intends to resign as chairman and member of the Delticom Supervisory Board. Binder is reportedly relinquishing this role for “personal reasons” and his resignation takes effect from 29 February.

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WhatTyre to exhibit at Autosport International

WhatTyre to exhibit at Autosport International

20th December 2019 | 0 Comments

The tyre comparison website WhatTyre.com will make its exhibition debut at Autosport International, from 9-12 January (Stand 3530, Birmingham NEC). Over the four show days, the site, which is operated by the same publisher as Tyrepress, will present its tyre comparison engine, which ranks more than 100,000 tyres using a unique TyreScore algorithm. WhatTyre will also host TyreSafe, which will assist with the site’s central message that high-quality new tyres are an excellent investment for motorists.

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‘Unprecedented growth’ for CAM Online Tyre Catalogue

18th December 2019 | 0 Comments

CAM’s Online Tyre Catalogue (OTC) now includes 600 brands and more than 326,000 individual products on the back of “unprecedented growth in the last 12 months,” the company states The central tyre data hub includes labelling information where applicable, product size data, and visuals across all available categories of tyre. Users can access the data anywhere in the world.

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EC rates Fiege alongside Bosch and Bridgestone for second straight year

EC rates Fiege alongside Bosch and Bridgestone for second straight year

17th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Startup Europe Partnership (SEP), an initiative by the European Commission, has distinguished Fiege as an Open Innovation Challenger. Having first achieved this standard a year ago, Fiege is being distinguished for the second time in a row. The annual ranking also includes multinationals like Google, Nestlé and Bridgestone. Next to Fiege, a further three German enterprises were distinguished: Bosch, Daimler, and SAP.

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Goodyear starts direct online tyre retail in Europe

Goodyear starts direct online tyre retail in Europe

3rd December 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has launched a direct to consumer online tyre retail solution in the European market. The roll-out begins with a pilot project in Germany. The direct-to-consumer approach is said to be in addition to existing distribution channels. Based at goodyear.com/shop, the site aims to “seamlessly plan the purchase from choosing the right tyre to assembling with a local trading partner”.

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Delticom restructuring – will an investor save the day?

Delticom restructuring – will an investor save the day?

15th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Online tyre distributor Delticom AG has announced a number of measures aimed at returning the company to profitability. These measures already include discontinuing some businesses and may lead to an investor acquiring Delticom or a significant share of the firm.

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Halfords buys Tyres on the Drive for £746,000

Halfords buys Tyres on the Drive for £746,000

13th November 2019 | 0 Comments

In October Halfords Group bought troubled online tyre retailer Tyres on the Drive for £746,000, but the company had previously valued the business at as much as £150 million.

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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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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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No-deal Brexit & European e-commerce

No-deal Brexit & European e-commerce

16th October 2019 | 0 Comments

In addition to impacting upon the UK’s automotive industry, a no-deal Brexit presents complications for online tyre and car parts businesses. To gain an insight into changes in customer purchasing habits as Brexit approaches, courier express parcel company DPDgroup tasked market research institute GfK with assessing trends in e-commerce. GfK surveyed 24,258 e-shoppers in 21 European countries on behalf of DPDgroup. What it found was that the payment of additional taxes and duties, as well as longer delivery times, could prove a stumbling block to the future development of cross-border e-commerce in Europe.

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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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