Tag: online tyre business

YourMechanic adds Goodyear.com to online tyre service directory

20th March 2019 | 0 Comments

In the US, the YourMechanic interactive platform that delivers mobile repair, maintenance, inspection and reconditioning services directly to millions of consumer, mobility and fleet clients has added goodyear.com to its offering.

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Michelin selling online in China with JD.com

Michelin selling online in China with JD.com

20th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Motorists in China can now buy Michelin tyres online thanks to an expansion of Michelin China’s partnership with JD.com, the country’s largest retailer. JD.com has launched a first-party flagship store on its platform. The newly-extended partnership will also see Michelin and JD.com integrate their offline automotive service networks; consumers buying Michelin tyres on JD.com will be given priority to choose service networks such as TyrePlus for fitment.

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Compilator invests in fleet business with Inforoute acquisition

Compilator invests in fleet business with Inforoute acquisition

12th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Compilator has acquired Inforoute, a provider of software for fleet servicing companies, such as Truck Tyre Manager Vision and Inspector Link. The company said that the acquisition is part of its continued investment in fleet services for tyre businesses. Adding Inforoute to its business is a means of leading that expansion, Compilator adds, with Inforoute online fleet inspection software to be launched in all Compilator markets across Northern Europe.

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Bridgestone Europe’s FleetBridge system integrates e-jobsheet in UK

10th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The integration of CAM’s e-jobsheet into Bridgestone Europe’s FleetBridge system has gone live this week. The systems provider states that the integration will enable the open-access, digital tablet-based service work exchange platform for truck, bus, van, and now also car, to deliver greater shared accuracy between e-jobsheet dealer subscribers and Bridgestone Europe.

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Motokiki tyre price comparison site launches

Motokiki tyre price comparison site launches

12th December 2018 | 0 Comments

A new online tyre price comparison service has launched, aiming to provide UK motorists with an online tool to choose their tyres quickly and easily, and bringing together products from a wide variety of retail businesses. Motokiki’s comparison engine is designed to offer an impartial whole of market price comparison of tyres from a broad range of suppliers, as well as tyre label result comparison, and the location in which they can be fitted. The company initially comprises 20 staff in offices a short walk from Port Talbot railway station, working on the technical development and marketing of the website, with other aspects of the business outsourced to teams around the country, such as its London-based communications agency, FWD Consulting. Tyres & Accessories travelled to south Wales in late November to attend the launch, with Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”) and the Development Bank of Wales, which have collectively made an equity investment of £3 million in the company, also represented.

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Blackcircles.com entrepreneur launches online portal for US tyre retailers

Blackcircles.com entrepreneur launches online portal for US tyre retailers

28th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Mike Welch, the founder of Blackcircles.com has founded Tirescanner.com, a new online portal designed for North American tyre retailers. Initially investing more than $1million in the venture, Welch claims it will be “North America’s first online portal for brick and mortar tyre retailers.” Welch sold UK “click and fit” tyre retailer, Blackcircles to Michelin three years ago, and will bring his online experience to the world’s largest tyre retail market in the US, where replacement tyre sales reached $39.6 billion in 2017. Earlier in 2018, Welch became strategic adviser and shareholder of Indian e-commerce venture Tyremarket.com, while he joined the board of US player Simpletire.com in 2017, prior to US distributor Dealer Tires, itself currently in the process of being acquired by Bain Capital, making an investment in the company this year.

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Will Amazon buy ATD?

Will Amazon buy ATD?

17th October 2018 | 0 Comments

October has been a tumultuous month for US tyre distribution. First ATD filed for Chapter 11 during the first week of the month. Then, less than two week’s later Sears, which includes Sears Autocentres (itself one just two major tyre installation partners for Amazon), also applied for bankruptcy protection. Now market analysts are asking if Amazon is planning to buy ATD.

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Goodyear introduces “Roll by Goodyear” integrated tyre retail programme

Goodyear introduces “Roll by Goodyear” integrated tyre retail programme

15th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has introduced a new tyre retail process that integrates online purchases with real-life fitment. “Roll by Goodyear”, as the new approach has been named, will start out in the Washington, DC, metro area where Roll by Goodyear showrooms and the multiple installation options will be available. The goal is to offer consumers the chance to purchase interchangeably between online and in-store, according to the company.

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GRI launches new website

GRI launches new website

5th October 2018 | 0 Comments

GRI has launched a new website featuring improved menu functionality and a responsive layout, making it easier to navigate on a wide range of web browsers and multiple devices.

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Amazon’s increasingly influential role in tyre sales

Amazon’s increasingly influential role in tyre sales

4th October 2018 | 0 Comments

This year Amazon really stepped up its presence in the tyre space, especially in the USA where the company is now dominant across online retail in general. To be specific, a whopping 50 per cent of everything bought online is from Amazon. But these figures are not just an American phenomenon. In the UK, 33 per cent of online retail is conducted through Amazon. This makes Amazon the fifth biggest retailer in the UK, just behind the big supermarkets. The point is that, now we know Amazon is moving into the tyre space, anything that is happening in the US has resonance in the UK market as well.

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CAM introduces MIDaS3

3rd October 2018 | 0 Comments

The MIDaS3 B2B e-commerce platform is being launched by CAM. According to the company, it will enable retailers to interact with dealers more effectively online by delivering stock to all their digital devices including mobile, tablet and PC.

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Top three hold positions in Tyrepress 2018 UK social media ranking

Top three hold positions in Tyrepress 2018 UK social media ranking

2nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

Michelin’s social media influence continues to lead the pack in the UK, according to our latest social media influence for companies operating social media networks for the local markets. And what’s more, the entire top three on this year’s table is the same as it was in 2017 – meaning Continental retains second place and Dunlop keeps third.

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Stapleton’s rolls out updated ProfitLink and TyreSurf

28th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Nearly 20 years after Stapleton’s introduced the ProfitLink ecommerce system, the company is rolling out an upgraded version along with the latest edition of TyreSurf. The news follows an earlier ProfitLink overhaul just a few years ago, with the introduction of the retail mark ups system. In addition, Stapleton’s made an announcement in May this year, when Stapleton’s Wholesale director Nigel O’Hara revealed that the market could expect a new edition of ProfitLink.

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SimpleTire grew 1197% in three years

28th August 2018 | 0 Comments

US-based Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 5000” list of top American private companies has named SimpleTire as the fastest-growing automotive brand in America. It was also described as the second fastest-growing retailer in Philadelphia.

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Amazon expands tyre fitting options in USA

Amazon expands tyre fitting options in USA

14th May 2018 | 0 Comments

US-based vehicle servicing chain Sears Auto Center is now working with Amazon.com to provide full-service tyre installation and balancing for customers who purchase any brand of tyres on Amazon.com. The service will be rolled out across the USA over the coming weeks. In addition, Sears Auto’s own ‘DieHard’ all-season passenger tyre brand has been introduced on Amazon.com.

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