Ending lockdown has “unleashed a surge in demand for cars,” according to the online car supermarket BuyaCar.co.uk. While spectacular increases in every measure of consumer interest during June are somewhat tempered by equally spectacular declines in the preceding months, BuyaCar contends that enquiries from buyers are not simply bouncing back from the depths of the coronavirus crisis. They are already beginning to overtake pre-pandemic levels.
Delticom AG has managed to maintain its gross profit level in the first half of the year despite a slight decrease in sales compared with the prior-year period. Revenues amounted to 285 million euros in the six months to 30 June 2019, 2.1 per cent less year-on-year. Gross profit was 76.9 million euros, nearly unchanged compared to the previous year; stable profits and lower sales meant that the gross margin slightly grew to 21.9 per cent (H1 2018: 21.7%).
The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has published its 2019 report on consumer facing websites seeking to work with independent garages. The 2019 Garage Work Provider Report builds on the detail established in the 2018 report and features significantly more feedback and testimonials from independent garages.
Aged just 18, Phil-Kevin Sell founded German online tyre retailer fritzreifen in 2011, and followed this two years later with a mobile tyre fitting service, GoJames. Now, together with GoJames management team members Moritz Kampmann and Sebastian Severin Schulte, Sell has his eyes on a much bigger prize: They aim to establish Europe’s “leading B2C tyre platform.” This B2C platform is called Pneo, and the GoJames team intends to launch it by April 2019.
MTS exhaust systems, distributed in the UK by Opera Automotive, has announced that its full catalogue of exhausts, catalytic converters and fittings, is now listed on MAM Software’s online vehicle parts catalogue Autocat, as the brand continues to gain popularity with motor factors and installers throughout the UK. Simply by entering a Vehicle Registration Mark […]
After building up Europe’s largest online tyre retail business, Delticom AG has branched out into ‘efood’ in recent times. Late last month, the company announced a further step in this area with the signing of an agreement to acquire all shares in All you need GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL Group.
AA Garage Guide, the online search and booking site for MOTs, servicing and repairs that puts quality first, says that its new Guide Price tool is already helping to make the garages in their network more efficient, saving them time and money by not having to quote on jobs.
As reported at the start of the month, an eBay tyre fitting service is now available in the UK in partnership with Blackcircles.com. The service was launched at the time of the year when the days grow shorter and motorists should prepare their vehicles, particularly their tyres, for winter roads. Kevin Steward, head of sales, Vehicle Parts & Accessories, UK Trading at eBay, has written the following tips for tyre sellers hoping to capitalise on this season’s winter tyre market.
Michelin reports an aim of growing online sales through its Euromaster retail network in the UK and Europe by 25 per cent in 2018. This projected growth follows a 30 per cent increase in online sales through Euromaster this year, with online sales accounting for 15 per cent of all Euromaster sales in 2017.
Comline Auto Parts (Comline) has officially launched its ‘My Comline’ marketing portal, which is exclusively available to Comline Factor partners across Europe. My Comline features an array of marketing options including customisable promotions, branded clothing and merchandise, promotional literature, banners, signage and display items.
Roadlink International has made a series of updates to its increasingly popular online catalogue, available at www.roadlink-international.com. The company’s extensive range of products can be easily accessed through the online catalogue including: Brake calipers, discs, drums, pads, shoes, linings, shock absorbers including the European leading brand AL-KO, OE truck and trailer components, as well as many more OE-quality products.
New research by online car repair marketplace, ClickMechanic, has revealed that every year British motorists lose 893,461,500 hours – that’s more than 37 million days – trying to find a garage or mechanic to fix their car.
With more vehicles on Britain’s roads than ever before it stands to reason that there are more drivers to experience breakdowns and other problems. By the end of March 2016 there were 36.7 million vehicles licensed for use on GB roads – more than 900,000 had registered in that single first quarter of the year alone.