Wilcox Supply Inc. Changes Name of Online Store to Tire Supply Network
Wilcox Supply Inc. has rebranded and changed the name of its online store from Discount Tire Supply to Tire Supply Network.
U.S. Supreme Court Rules States Can Force Online Retailers to Collect Sales Tax
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday that will allow states to require internet retailers to collect sales taxes, even if they have no physical presence in the state.
Sears Adds Locations Available to Amazon’s Tire Customers
The number of locations is growing from 41 to 118 nationally, months ahead of schedule.
Supreme Court to Rule on Online Sales Tax
The U.S. Supreme Court has an opportunity to level the playing field between online retailers and brick-and-mortar businesses regarding state sales tax.
The Tangled Web of Net Neutrality
On December 14, 2017, net neutrality came to an end, which has the potential to strike yet another blow against independent business owners – tire dealers like you. On the other hand, it might also be much ado about nothing, so let’s explore.
Meineke Upping Tire Game with Online Sales
After joining the tire business in 2014, Meineke Car Care Centers is focusing on tires more than ever with the introduction of its new online tire buying service, TireWire.
Dunlap & Kyle Tire Co. Partners with TreadHunter for Online Sales
Consumer-to-tire dealer online tire retailer, TreadHunter Inc., has partnered with wholesale and retail tire dealer Dunlap & Kyle Co., which also does business as Gateway Tire and Hesselbein Tire.
Report: Amazon Gearing Up for Parts Business
Online mega-retailer Amazon has reportedly signed contracts with the country’s largest parts manufacturers, which could align the retailer to join to aftermarket auto parts business.
Sears Using AI to Sell Tires
Sears Auto Center is testing out a web app service, “Digital Tire Journey,” to help customers identify tires to fit their driving preferences.
An Inside Look at Goodyear’s Direct Online Sales Effort – Part II
Last January at its annual dealer conference, Goodyear unveiled plans to launch direct-to-consumer online sales across the U.S. through its Goodyear.com website. The announcement was met with a good bit concern by dealers, some of which quite vocally denounced the move as another slap to the face of independent distribution. At the time of the
Apollo Tyres Acquires Reifencom
Apollo Tyres has acquired the German tire distributer – Reifencom GmbH – for 45.6 million euros. Reifencom is one of Germany’s largest tire distributers, operating 37 stores and service centers across Germany. The company also has an online presence in Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark. “The acquisition is a strategic fit in further
Bridgestone Americas Jumps Into Online Sales Pool
Looking to help its tire dealers more effectively compete in the online tire sales world, Bridgestone Americas plans to acquire TireConnect Systems, a Canadian software developer that offers a turnkey online tire sales tool. The acquisition is expected to close within 30 days, and the resulting Bridgestone TireConnect online sales and ecommerce solution will be