Amazon, Sears expand tire partnership
Sears will expand its Ship-to-Store partnership with Amazon, which allows people who buy any brand of tires on Amazon to have them delivered to Sears auto centers and installed on their vehicles.
Initially launched at 47 Sears Auto Centers in eight metropolitan areas, the Ship-to-Store tire solution, which is integrated into the Amazon.com checkout process, is now available nationwide including Alaska and Hawaii. After the announcement of the initial partnership in May, the Ship-to-Store tire solution program has expanded to 295 stores on the Amazon platform.
"The response from Amazon customers around this program has been extremely positive. Our competitive bundled price for tire installation, which includes the installation of the tire, wheel balancing, valve stem or tire pressure monitor rebuild kit and the tire disposal fee is resonating with these customers. We're thrilled to extend this valuable service across even more areas and into hundreds of additional stores," said Mike McCarthy, Vice President and General Manager of Sears Automotive.
Sears first partnered with Amazon.com to sell Kenmore appliances on the site last summer.