Dealer Tire Announces Significant Investment in SimpleTire


 
 
 
Dealer Tire, LLC, a national leader in replacement tire distribution for automotive dealerships, is making a significant investment in SimpleTire, a Philadelphia-based online tire retailer that has developed an innovative e-commerce platform and network of independent tire distributors. Terms of Dealer Tire's investment were not disclosed.
 
"The business of selling tires continues to evolve," said Scott Mueller, Partner and CEO of Dealer Tire. "We've built our business by consistently driving innovation in the tire distribution business and by providing automotive dealers with the tools and services they need to be successful selling tires. While our core business remains focused on supporting the dealer cha ...[more]

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A New Web Page Helps RVers Find Tires For Their Next Adventure


 

A new web page dedicated to helping RV owners find the right tires for their vehicle, launched on our site.
 
The new RV Tires page is designed with RVers in mind and offers a tailored experience for finding quality commercial tires for every RV class and application like Trailer, Drive, Steer, All-Position and more.
 
Users can search RV tires by class and every size, or select from our list of recommended products.
 
“Research into our commercial tire purchasers revealed that we have a significant percentage of customers who are buying tires for their RV," said eCommerce Marketing Manager, John Langan. “To ensure RV customers have the best experience on our site, we’ve applied ...[more]

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A New Search Feature Helps Truck Drivers Find Position Tires


 
A new search filter designed to help truck drivers find the right tires for their truck, has launched on our site.
 
The new position filter is now available on our dedicated commercial tires web page, which allows truck drivers to easily search for specific position tires (steer, drive, trailer, all position) for a more refined search result. Long haul and regional truck drivers will especially benefit from this new feature.
 
In addition to filtering by position, truck drivers can refine their search by brand, tire type, treadlife warranty, speed rating, load index, load range, sidewall types, and run flat.
 
“We are very excited to introduce a new feature that we know our commercial custo ...[more]

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SimpleTire’s New Feature Allows Customers to Schedule Tire Installation Online at Time of Purchase


 
SimpleTire launched a new feature that allows customers to schedule their installation appointment on its website.
 
In addition to shipping tires to an installation center of their choice, customers can now schedule their mounting and balancing during the checkout process by selecting an available date and time that fits their schedule. 
 
SimpleTire is the first online tire retailer to offer scheduling services for tire installations. 
 
“We are constantly looking for ways to innovate and offer more convenience to customers while also growing our network’s businesses. From ongoing customer feedback and research, we know that more customers are buying tires online and want to schedule the ins ...[more]

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SimpleTire Receives Recognition From Drexel LeBow Analytics 50


 

In its second year honoring organizations for their distinction in analytics, The Drexel LeBow Analytics 50 recognized SimpleTire as a 2017 honoree among other respected companies like Adobe, The North Face, Starbucks, QVC, AccuWeather, The Vanguard Group and others.

The Drexel LeBow Analytics 50 is a national recognition of analytics innovation honoring 50 organizations using analytics to solve business challenges. Connecting academia and industry, the initiative's goals is to share best practices while identifying innovative analytics solutions across industries.

Honorees were selected by a panel of researchers and practitioners who judged nominations based on the complexity of the business challenge, the analytics solution implemented, and the solution's business impact on the organization.

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SimpleTire Supports Humanitarian Efforts Through Rotary


In an effort to support communities in need, SimpleTire has donated $3,000 to Rotary Club of Bombay and Mumbai Mahimone of Rotary's international clubs dedicated to serving communities in India in various service based projects.

Rotary is a non-government international organization comprised of over a million people engaged in humanitarian efforts worldwide. SimpleTire's donation will support Rotary in increasing the scope and reach of its humanitarian projects to help aid a large section of underprivileged communities in Indi ...[more]

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Mobile Commerce Leads to Exponential Growth for Online Tire Sales on Cyber Monday


SimpleTire extends free shipping on catalog categories
 
Cyber Monday proved to be an extraordinary sales day for e-commerce companies in the U.S., particularly on mobile devices. Online tire retailer, SimpleTire, increased its sales via smartphones by 400% year over year, and continues to ride the wave of the mobile surge taking place in e-commerce.
 
SimpleTire captured a greater average order value for mobile of $450, whereas desktop was $439. This high mobile AOV can be largely attributed to premium products sold such as tires from Michelin, Bridgestone and Pirelli. By comparison, some of the largest online retailers in the country had an average order value of $137 on Cyber Monday, according t ...[more]

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Zhaoqing Recalls Antares Comfort A5 Tires Affecting United States


It has come to SimpleTire's attention that Zhaoqing Junhong Co., Ltd. (Zhaoqing) has issued a recall on the following tires:
 
Antares Comfort A5
 
 
 
The following statement was released on November 18, 2017:
 
Zhaoqing Junhong Co., Ltd. (Zhaoqing) is recalling certain Antares Comfort A5 tires, sizes LT 225/75R16 and 118/116S 10 PR. These tires may experience sidewall separation while driving. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 139, "New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles." A tire sidewall separation increases the ...[more]

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SimpleTire Donates 5% of All Sales to Wounded Warriors Family Support


 
In an effort to help support veterans and their families, SimpleTire is donating 5% of all its sales made on November 10 to Wounded Warriors Family Support (WWFS), in honor of Veteran’s Day.
 
“SimpleTire’s continued support throughout the years has been amazing,” said Colonel John D. Folsom, USMCR, Founder and President of WWFS. “Each of their donations makes a real impact in the lives of military families who have had a member wounded or killed while serving.”
 
Wounded Warriors Family Support is an independent nonprofit organization that provides support to families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed in combat operations. W ...[more]

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SimpleTire Expands Free Shipping Across Entire Catalog


SimpleTire extends free shipping on catalog categories
 
SimpleTire expands free shipping on items from its catalog with no minimum required. This applies to orders delivered to a home, business, or local installation center.
 
The offer takes effect immediately and applies across all categories ranging from Passenger, Light Truck, Commercial, and Agriculture, to OTR, Industrial, ATV, Antique, and various specialties. SimpleTire’s free shipping initiative is a compelling offer in online retailing and is one of the first in the industry that allows customers to ship tires anywhere within the contiguous U.S. without restrictions.
 

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