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SimpleTire is now #2 #4544917
10/16/17 08:27 AM
10/16/17 08:27 AM
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Idaho
SubLGT Offline OP
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http://www.tyrepress.com/2017/10/simpletire-com-americas-2nd-largest-tyre-etailer-in-just-5-years/

Quote:
...Just a few years later and SimpleTire.com has been ranked as the second largest online tyre retailer in the United States, with only well-known TireRack.com operation ahead of it. What differentiates SimpleTire from other online tyre businesses that generally focus on car tyres and sometimes branch out into one other area, is that their business is not limited to selling just passenger and light truck categories. Instead the operation extends to products across tyre categories including: commercial, agricultural, OTR, industrial, ATV, and even vintage tyres.

This means that SimpleTire sells from range of 50 million tyres across 300 brands from more than 2000 suppliers via 10,000 installers….

Re: SimpleTire is now #2 [Re: SubLGT] #4544920
10/16/17 08:30 AM
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Quote:
Instead the operation extends to products across tyre categories including: commercial, agricultural, OTR, industrial, ATV, and even vintage tyres.

Surprised they don't include motorcycle tires.


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'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
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Re: SimpleTire is now #2 [Re: SubLGT] #4544924
10/16/17 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted By: SubLGT
http://www.tyrepress.com/2017/10/simpletire-com-americas-2nd-largest-tyre-etailer-in-just-5-years/

Quote:
...Just a few years later and SimpleTire.com has been ranked as the second largest online tyre retailer in the United States, with only well-known TireRack.com operation ahead of it. What differentiates SimpleTire from other online tyre businesses that generally focus on car tyres and sometimes branch out into one other area, is that their business is not limited to selling just passenger and light truck categories. Instead the operation extends to products across tyre categories including: commercial, agricultural, OTR, industrial, ATV, and even vintage tyres.

This means that SimpleTire sells from range of 50 million tyres across 300 brands from more than 2000 suppliers via 10,000 installers….
Why is tire spelled two different ways in this post ^?

Re: SimpleTire is now #2 [Re: HerrStig] #4544930
10/16/17 08:37 AM
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Because one is a Brit?


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Re: SimpleTire is now #2 [Re: SubLGT] #4544935
10/16/17 08:41 AM
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andyd Offline
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Why is tire spelled two different ways in this post?

a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds Emerson grin2

Last edited by andyd; 10/16/17 08:42 AM.

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Re: SimpleTire is now #2 [Re: SubLGT] #4544957
10/16/17 09:11 AM
10/16/17 09:11 AM
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If they're so big, why have I never heard of them? Is this some other company DBA?

Ive bought plenty of online tires from tire rack, tread depot and even Mavis. DT Ive shopped but never had a compelling deal. Never heard of these guys.

Re: SimpleTire is now #2 [Re: SubLGT] #4544966
10/16/17 09:17 AM
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How does Tire Rack manage to be #1??? I was expecting DTD to have that spot.

Re: SimpleTire is now #2 [Re: HerrStig] #4545033
10/16/17 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted By: HerrStig
Why is tire spelled two different ways in this post ^?


I think it's only spelled tire in company names or URLs. The author's text seems to use tyre consistently.


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Re: SimpleTire is now #2 [Re: zzyzzx] #4545044
10/16/17 10:18 AM
10/16/17 10:18 AM
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Quattro Pete Offline
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Originally Posted By: zzyzzx
How does Tire Rack manage to be #1??? I was expecting DTD to have that spot.

Im guessing the ranking is for online companies only.

DTD is probably being lumped with DT brick and mortar, so possibly excluded from this list.


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'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (PUP 0W-40 SRT)
Re: SimpleTire is now #2 [Re: SubLGT] #4545063
10/16/17 10:34 AM
10/16/17 10:34 AM
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The Old North State
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Who? This outfit sounds similar to TireBuyer.com, their shipping free to a certified installer only.

From their website info:

"Shipping to your personal mechanic doesn’t qualify for our BEST shipping rate, but you’ll receive a better rate than shipping to your home or office."

"Ship to home if you don’t mind slightly higher shipping rates and getting your hands dirty."

https://simpletire.com/tire-shipping-and-installation

Doesn't really make clear if shipping to certified installer free. Like to see price comparisons to TR and DTD on same tires.

Re: SimpleTire is now #2 [Re: SubLGT] #4545069
10/16/17 10:37 AM
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Also, terms such as "largest" are meaningless without context.

Total number of tires sold (or tires and tyres.)

Total dollar volume of sales.

Total number of warehouses.

What does largest even mean?


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Re: SimpleTire is now #2 [Re: Sayjac] #4545090
10/16/17 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted By: Sayjac
Who? This outfit sounds similar to TireBuyer.com, their shipping free to a certified installer only.


I have major issues with tirebuyer's parent company American Tire Distributors. They are one of our vendors and they have had a string of reps that visit us and cause all sorts of unnecessary drama. One of their reps pushed me off my computer at work and started deleting my bookmarks for their competitors. Their current rep goes out of his way to disrespect myself and the other parts guy that works back counter. Apparently he doesn't realize we do the majority of the ordering, which can be tracked by our initials being part of the purchase order. The final straw with him was when he tried to embarrass me in front of my General Manager. Called me a liar when I proved what he was saying wasn't accurate. There is a Facebook page for parts people and I lead a boycott nationwide from all the Ford dealers to protest the way he and their other reps treat the people actually ordering from them.


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Re: SimpleTire is now #2 [Re: bdcardinal] #4545142
10/16/17 12:02 PM
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^^ Yeah, certainly wasn't promoting TireBuyer as not a fan of that tire purchase business model. Just saying that their tire purchase procedure looks similar to topic company. Sometimes the hot links built into bitog now might make it look like some promotion there.

Re: SimpleTire is now #2 [Re: Sayjac] #4545181
10/16/17 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted By: Sayjac
^^ Yeah, certainly wasn't promoting TireBuyer as not a fan of that tire purchase business model. Just saying that their tire purchase procedure looks similar to topic company. Sometimes the hot links built into bitog now might make it look like some promotion there.


Sorry, went on a OT rant there. If anyone wants, I can PM them some of the stuff the guy did to us. It is interesting how many of these online tire vendors there are.


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1995 Ford Mustang GT

Ford/Mazda Parts Counter
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Re: SimpleTire is now #2 [Re: SubLGT] #4545233
10/16/17 02:11 PM
10/16/17 02:11 PM
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texas
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texas
Its #2 alright....

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