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News Piece: Sears to Offer Tire Installations to Customers Who Purchased Tires on Amazon

Sears announced just the other day that  it would offer full-service installation for tires ordered on Amazon.com, including its own DieHard brand. Customers can order tires on Amazon and then have them shipped to a Sears Auto Center location where they can be installed when they bring in their vehicle.

According to Fortune.com, ‘The move is the latest pragmatic concession by a large traditional retailer to the reality of Amazon’s strength in retail now: last month Best Buy announced a deal to sell televisions that run on Amazon’s new Fire TV operating system, while Kohl’s has been testing handling returns for Amazon and selling its gadgets in its stores. Bloomberg News reported that the move has led to a surge in shopper visits to Kohl’s stores. Both Best Buy and Kohl’s were among retail’s best performers on a sales growth basis during the holiday season.’

As for Sears, its years of crumbling sales have led it to look for new avenues of revenue.

The tire installation service is currently offered in 47 Sears Auto Centers in eight markets, including Chicago, New York & Dallas and will eventually roll it out to all of its 400 auto centers nationwide in the coming weeks.

What do you think about this? How will it affect your business’ sales? If at all!?

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