PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 4, 2016) — Online retailer SimpleTire L.L.C. has done away with shipping charges on tires purchased on its website.
The company said it will send tires either to the consumers' homes or installer of their choice at no cost.
SimpleTire cited its unique “low-cost, high-volume business model” for its ability to ship tires for free. Instead of buying and reselling tires like other retailers, Simple Tire uses data and technology to aggregate tire inventory, for every type of vehicle, from more than 500 suppliers across the country.
More than 5,000 SKUs from popular tire brands — including BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, Cooper, Falken, Firestone, Fuzion, General, Hankook, Goodyear, Kelly, Kumho, Michelin, Nitto, Pirelli, Toyo and Yokohama — now qualify for free shipping, the firm said.
“We're often referred to as the 'Expedia of the tire industry because of the way we source tires and the effort we've put into building relationships with suppliers,” Josh Chalofsky, COO of SimpleTire, told Tire Business.