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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Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc. (Kumho) Recalls Certain Solus KH16 Tires Affecting the United States


It has come to SimpleTire's attention that Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc. (Kumho) has issued a recall on the following tires:
 
 
 
The following statement was released on April 19, 2018:
 
Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc. (Kumho) is recalling certain Solus KH16 tires, size P225/65R17 manufactured between 03/26/2017 - 04/01/2017. The tire belts may separate under severe conditions, which can increase the risk of a crash.
 
Kumho will notify owners, and dealers will replace all affected tires, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. 
 
SimpleTire urges anyone who has purchased these tires in the last few years to please ...[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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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Recalls Certain Tires Affecting United States


It has come to SimpleTire's attention that Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (Cooper) has issued a recall on the following tires:
 
                                  
 
 
The following statement was released on January 4, 2018:
 
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (Cooper) is recalling certain Cooper Cobra Radial G/T tires, sizes P215/70R14, P225/70R14 and P225/70R15, Cornell 1000 tires, size P235/75R15, El Dorado Golden Fury GFT tires, size P205/75R15, Futura GLS Super Sport tires, size P225/70R14, Mastercraft Avenger G/T tires, size P225/70R14, Mastercraft MC-440 tires, siz ...[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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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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Michael Welch, Founder of Blackcircles, joins SimpleTire Board as Strategic Advisor


Philadelphia, PA, 1 August 2017: SimpleTire, the online tire retailer that sources
inventory from independent suppliers and ships to any location a customer chooses, today
announced that Blackcircles founder Michael Welch has joined the SimpleTire board
as a strategic advisor.
 
Welch founded BlackCircles in 2001, the world’s first 'click & fit' for tires and led it to
become the United Kingdom’s largest and most successful online tire retailer before its
sale to Michelin in 2015. He continues to advise the board of Blackcircles, as well
being the Chairman of Atterly, a growing international network of independent
fashion retailers.
 
“Michael is a pioneer in the e-commerce and tire industr ...[more]

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SimpleTire Becomes Michelin Authorized Retailer


In a sign of the times, SimpleTire is proud to let our customers know that we are now working with Michelin North America Inc., and we are now designated as a Michelin Authorized Retailer.
 
SimpleTire has always offered the full assortment of Michelin tires, but now has the support from Michelin for purchase incentives and rebates on Michelin, BFGoodrich and Uniroyal passenger and light truck tires. 
 

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SimpleTire Sponsors the High Five Tour to Thank Americans for their Support of Military Families


Starting this July 4th holiday weekend and running through the rest of the summer, SimpleTire has partnered with Wounded Warriors Family Support for the 2017 High Five Tour.

 

A mobility-equipped 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty is travelling across the United States for four months. The vehicle is equipped with several state of the art devices designed to open up access to the disabled driver. For example, the wheelchair is stowed in the bed of the pickup and a crane style lift lowers and raises the chair to make it available to the driver.

 

Americans are invited to show their support for military families by visiting a tour event and signing the vehicle with a message of encouragement.

 

At each tour stop, SimpleTire coupons are being distributed to attendees. The coupon offers 5% off all tires PLUS $5 of each sale goes to Wounded Warriors ...[more]

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