ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monro Inc. is expanding its collaboration with Amazon.com Inc. to provide tire installation services for Amazon.com customers to 330-plus additional Monro retail tire and automotive service locations in 10 Eastern states.
The move extends the "ship-to-store" installation service that Monro initiated on a limited basis in July to nearly 400 locations operating under various Monro brands in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Tennessee and Virginia, Monro said.
The Rochester-based retailer said it expects to make these services available to Amazon.com customers in the coming year at more than 1,170 Monro retail locations across 28 states.
"We're pleased with the results of the initial launch of our collaboration with Amazon.com, and are now expanding this option for tire installation to Amazon.com customers at a total of nearly 400 locations across the Eastern United States," Monro President and CEO Brett Ponton said.
"Our preferred tire agreements with online retailers are a key initiative of our omni-channel strategy, and this expanded collaboration underscores the strong progress we have made as we continue to develop our online presence."
Monro said it sees this collaboration as key component of its "Monro.Forward" customer-centric engagement and omni-channel initiatives.