TCS Technologies Bloghttp://tcstire.com/blogMost recent posts.Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:10:58 -0700en-ushourly13 Ways to Improve Your Local Search Rankhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/3-ways-to-improve-your-local-search-rankhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/3-ways-to-improve-your-local-search-rank#commentsFri, 10 Mar 2017 14:10:58 -0700Abbiehttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/3-ways-to-improve-your-local-search-rank<p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: roboto, arial;"> <img alt="" src="http://tcstire.com/images/display/635/Map-Pin-Points.jpg" style="width: 370px; height: 234px; float: right;" />Google&rsquo;s been making some&nbsp;big changes lately, and they can help you reach more local customers if you play your cards right! Over 50% of Google searches take place on a mobile device, and 30% of these mobile searches are looking for something local. As a result, Google wants to provide the most relevant local results for search queries.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: roboto, arial;"> Local search is growing quickly, and there are three easy things you can do to get ahead of the curve. To ensure you&rsquo;re giving Google the information it needs to confidently serve your website to local searchers, you need to keep your business information up-to-date, foster customer reviews and build your business as a local resource with strong links.</p> <ol style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 1.5em 3em; list-style-position: initial; list-style-image: initial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: roboto, arial; font-size: 16px;"> <li style="line-height: 1.5; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <span style="font-weight: 700;">Keep Your Business Information Up-To-Date.</span>&nbsp;For many shoppers, searching for a product or business on Google is the first step toward making a purchase. If a shopper searches for a product you sell or a dealership near them and Google thinks you&rsquo;re the best fit for their search, the search engine will show your Google My Business profile on the right side of the page for desktop searches or in a Local Map Pack on mobile devices.Your&nbsp;<a href="http://www.google.com/business/"><span style="color:#2b7945;"><strong><font color="#7eb723">Google My Business</font></strong></span></a><strong></strong>&nbsp;listing is a powerful tool packed with information like hours, contact information, address, customer reviews and even what hours the dealership is most likely to be busy. Make sure the information available about your business on Google My Business and other online directories is accurate and up-to-date. Having all of your online directories display the same information sends strong positive signals to Google, and keeping your information up to date will ensure you don&rsquo;t lose a customer to a wrong phone number or address!&nbsp;<span style="color:#2b7945;"><strong><a href="http://tcstire.com/tire-directory-submission">TCS&rsquo;s Premium Directory Management</a></strong></span><strong></strong>&nbsp;can help you keep all of your online directory listings up-to-date without adding extra hours to your day.</li> </ol> <ol start="2" style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 1.5em 3em; list-style-position: initial; list-style-image: initial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: roboto, arial; font-size: 16px;"> <li style="line-height: 1.5; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <span style="font-weight: 700;">Foster Customer Reviews.</span>&nbsp;If you&rsquo;re a regular reader of our blog, you&rsquo;ll know all about the&nbsp;importance of reviews. Honest feedback from your customers online can give potential customers a good idea of what they can expect to get from your business and persuade them to make a purchase with you instead of the competitor down the street. In fact, &nbsp;<strong><a href="https://www.brightlocal.com/2015/08/20/92-of-consumers-now-read-online-reviews-for-local-businesses/" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(126, 183, 35);"><span style="color:#2b7945;">92% of consumers</span></a></strong>&nbsp;read online reviews while researching businesses!When Google ranks your website in local search, having&nbsp;a high number of positive&nbsp;reviews can demonstrate that you&rsquo;re a prominent and well-known business in your community. Remind customers that they can leave feedback about their experience with in-store signage directing them to your review platform of choice (Google My Business is a great one), and include a link to it on your website. Then, &nbsp;respond to your reviews politely and professionally&nbsp;to show shoppers that you truly care about your customers.</li> </ol> <ol start="3" style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 1.5em 3em; list-style-position: initial; list-style-image: initial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: roboto, arial; font-size: 16px;"> <li style="line-height: 1.5; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <span style="font-weight: 700;">Build Your Business as a Resource.</span>&nbsp;Google looks for a variety of signals from your online presence to determine where to rank your website in search results. One of these signals is your&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://support.google.com/business/answer/7091?hl=en" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(126, 183, 35);"><span style="color:#2b7945;">prominence</span></a></strong>, or how well-known you are in your community. An easy way to prove your prominence to Google is to build yourself as a community resource. On the &ldquo;About Us&rdquo; page of your website, include links to local organizations you&rsquo;re a part of, programs you sponsor or other businesses you partner with.&nbsp;Then, ask those organizations to return the favor with a link to your site.&nbsp;These links send strong signals to Google and will help ensure you show up when someone searches for a dealership in your community.</li> </ol> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: roboto, arial;"> The emphasis on local search as part of your digital marketing strategy will continue to grow as more and more shoppers go mobile. Stay ahead of the competition by implementing local search best practices now!</p> /blog/view/3-ways-to-improve-your-local-search-rank/feed0Not Paying for Social Media Ads? You Could Be Missing Out!http://tcstire.com/blog/view/not-paying-for-social-media-ads-you-could-be-missing-outhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/not-paying-for-social-media-ads-you-could-be-missing-out#commentsMon, 30 Jan 2017 08:36:21 -0700Abbiehttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/not-paying-for-social-media-ads-you-could-be-missing-out<p> <img alt="Using computer with charts" src="http://tcstire.com/images/display/634/Using-Computer-With-Charts.jpg" style="width: 370px; height: 258px; float: right;" />If you&rsquo;re not spending at least a small part of your marketing budget to advertise on social media, you could be missing out on valuable leads. Social media is increasingly pay-to-play. Creating a few posts each week about your products and sales doesn&rsquo;t cut it anymore &ndash; you need to invest a segment of your marketing budget into your social media presence to see a strong ROI.</p> <p> Facebook is arguably the best platform for social media advertising. The platform offers a variety of targeting options to help you reach your goals and connect with shoppers who are likely to buy from you. If that&rsquo;s not enough to convince you, there are two major reasons Facebook advertising is a must for your digital marketing strategy.</p> <p> <strong>Your Facebook organic reach is low. REALLY low.</strong></p> <p> On Facebook, the organic reach(the number of people you reach for free just by posting something) of an average page post is only 6.5%. That means if you have 1,000 followers, only 65 are seeing a given post.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s not good! If you&rsquo;re posting about a big sale you have coming up and only 6.5% of your audience is seeing that post, chances are you&rsquo;re not going to get a lot of sales from that post. But if you pay to advertise that sale on Facebook, you&rsquo;ll be seeing a different story.</p> <p> Paying to promote your Facebook posts or creating an ad from scratch can help you reach a wider audience thanks to Facebook&rsquo;s huge database of demographic information. You can target your ads to exactly the types of people who would be interested in buying from you by selecting features you want your audience to have, like a certain household income, geographic area, gender or interests. While you&rsquo;re putting your ad together, Facebook will show you an estimate of the number of shoppers your ad is likely to reach, so you can see for yourself how many more potential buyers will see your content.</p> <p> <strong>Facebook Ads make sense for any budget.</strong></p> <p> No dealer has an infinite budget to spend on marketing, so it&rsquo;s important to invest your marketing dollars in areas that are cost-effective and will help you drive sales. If you&rsquo;re worried that Facebook Ads are going to break your budget, let me stop you right there: you can run a Facebook ad for as little as $1 a day.</p> <p> You can also choose to set a total budget for the lifetime of your ad. If you know you have $300 to spend on Facebook advertising for the month of February, you can tell Facebook that you have a $300 lifetime budget for that month. Facebook will optimize your budget to get you the most bang for your buck, and you won&rsquo;t go over your total budget.</p> <p> Advertising on Facebook can help you boost your social media presence and see greater success from the platform. It just takes a few dollars from your marketing budget to take your dealership&rsquo;s Facebook presence to the next level.</p> /blog/view/not-paying-for-social-media-ads-you-could-be-missing-out/feed0How Updating Your Digital Marketing Strategy Can Save You Time and Moneyhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/how-updating-your-digital-marketing-strategy-can-save-you-time-and-moneyhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/how-updating-your-digital-marketing-strategy-can-save-you-time-and-money#commentsMon, 16 Jan 2017 15:15:54 -0700Abbiehttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/how-updating-your-digital-marketing-strategy-can-save-you-time-and-money<p style="text-align: right;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Piggy bank and coins" src="http://tcstire.com/images/display/632/Piggy-Bank-And-Coins.jpg" style="width: 370px; height: 242px; float: right;" />When was the last time you updated your digital marketing strategy? If it&rsquo;s been a while or if you&rsquo;re still investing in outdated tactics, you could be throwing your marketing budget down the drain. Don&rsquo;t waste your time and money with digital marketing methods that aren&rsquo;t giving you a strong return on investment.</p> <p> Not convinced it&rsquo;s worth the effort? Check out these three reasons you need to update your strategy, then join us for our next HelpForce Live! webinar, <a href="https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3643857780543873026"><em>4 Marketing Tactics Not To Waste Your Money On</em></a>, to learn four common tactics that could be wasting your resources and what to replace them with.</p> <p> 1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Getting rid of outdated and ineffective tactics can save you money.</strong> Chances are there are a few marketing tactics your dealership uses that you&rsquo;ve been hanging on to since you first got started with marketing. Paying to be in the YellowPages is a big one to take a good, hard look at.</p> <p> If you&rsquo;re still paying to be in the print YellowPages and you know you&rsquo;re getting quality customers from it, good for you! But the reality is that most shoppers aren&rsquo;t looking in the phone book when they need a product or service anymore &ndash; they&rsquo;re searching online. If you&rsquo;re investing in tactics that aren&rsquo;t paying off the way they should, weed them out of your strategy! Then, use the money you save to improve your other marketing efforts.</p> <p> 2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Adjusting your strategy to better target your customers can help you drive more sales. </strong>If you&rsquo;re investing in online advertising on search engines or social media and you&rsquo;re not targeting your ads, chances are you&rsquo;re missing out on valuable leads. Casting too wide of a net with online advertising can cost you more money than it makes.</p> <p> Every time someone clicks on your PPC ads on Google or other search engines, you get charged for their click. In an ideal situation, that shopper would go on to buy a from you, and you would earn far more money from them than you paid when they clicked on your ad. But if you&rsquo;re advertising nationwide instead of focusing on your local area, you could have shoppers from coast to coast clicking on your ad (and costing you money) with little chance of actually converting them into buyers.</p> <p> Make your marketing efforts more effective by targeting them strategically. Focus online ads on your local geographic areas, and target long-tail keywords like &ldquo;Goodyear tire shop in Milwaukee&rdquo; to increase your chances of reaching shoppers who are looking for what you&rsquo;re selling in your area.</p> <p> 3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Revamping your strategy isn&rsquo;t as hard as it seems. </strong>Making the decision to shake up your marketing strategy can seem daunting, but actually switching up your strategy doesn&rsquo;t have to be a challenge.</p> <p> Take a little time now to look back at your marketing investments from 2016. If you any of your strategies didn&rsquo;t help you reach quality shoppers or didn&rsquo;t earn you money, consider weeding them out and streamlining your marketing budget for this year. You can use the money you save from getting rid of these strategies to invest more in tactics that have worked well for you in the past or to try something new.</p> <p> If you need help updating your digital marketing strategy, learn about the&nbsp;<a href="http://tcstire.com/marketing">marketing solutions</a> TCS offers. Don&rsquo;t forget to join us for our HelpForce Live! Webinar, <em><a href="https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3643857780543873026">4 Marketing Tactics Not to Waste Time and Money On</a>!</em></p> <p> <a href="https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3643857780543873026"><img alt="Register Now" src="http://tcstire.com/images/display/633/Register Now.png" style="width: 154px; height: 52px; float: left;" /></a></p> /blog/view/how-updating-your-digital-marketing-strategy-can-save-you-time-and-money/feed0Admiral Tire and Auto Center Implements TCS's Tire Power™ for Its 11 Retail Locationshttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/admiral-tire-and-auto-center-implements-tcs-s-tire-power-for-its-11-retail-locationshttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/admiral-tire-and-auto-center-implements-tcs-s-tire-power-for-its-11-retail-locations#commentsTue, 13 Sep 2016 12:38:20 -0600TCShttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/admiral-tire-and-auto-center-implements-tcs-s-tire-power-for-its-11-retail-locations<p> <em>Deployment of Tire Power&#39;s superior inventory, accounting and point-of-sale functionality helps increase Admiral Tire&#39;s gross margin by 5%.</em></p> <p> <strong>Cookeville, Tenn., September 13, 2016</strong> &ndash; TCS, an ARI Company (NASDAQ: <a href="http://investor.arinet.com/">ARIS</a>), announced today that Admiral Tire and Auto Center has implemented TCS&#39;s Tire Power&trade; business management at its 11 locations in Maryland and Delaware.</p> <p> Tire Power, designed to meet the unique needs of tire dealers, is a complete business management software which includes front counter tools, accounting, inventory management, connections to over 20,000 parts suppliers and tire distributors including most national accounts processing.</p> <p> Faced with the daunting task of finding a new system, Chris Lee, General Manager for Admiral Tire and Auto Center decided to look at all available options. &quot;I&#39;m glad that we took the time to look at all of our options. We wanted to be able to call on one company to resolve any issues, and TCS is a one-stop shop,&quot; said Lee. The other solutions that Lee looked at would have required a separate accounting system and, as a result, a longer learning curve, more support and additional expense.</p> <p> According to Lee, TCS&#39;s Tire Power proved to be an exact fit and is already delivering a return on his investment. &quot;Before, I could account to within 10% of our inventory, and now we&#39;re at plus or minus 5%. We were expecting a 1% increase in gross margin but have already seen our gross margin increase by 5%, and I&rsquo;ve done no more work other than making my people more aware of what they&#39;re selling.&quot;</p> <p> &quot;We&#39;re proud to partner with Admiral Tire to provide their 11 retail locations with a complete shop business management solution,&quot; said Barry Reese, TCS Vice President and General Manager. &quot;We&#39;re confident that Tire Power will help Admiral Tire gain more control over their inventory, continue to provide their employees with the tools they need to make well-informed selling decisions, reduce their overall expenses and help build long-term relationships with their customers.&quot;</p> <p> Dealers interested in learning more about TCS&#39;s Tire Power business management system should call 888.449.8473 or visit <a href="http://tcstire.com">tcstire.com</a>.</p> <p> <u><strong>About TCS Technologies, an ARI Company</strong></u><br /> TCS Technologies, an ARI company, develops and supports an innovative suite of point-of-sale and business management software, eCommerce websites, digital marketing services and data-as-a-service products designed exclusively for dealers, wholesalers, retreaders and manufacturers within the automotive repair, tire and wheel verticals. TCS is the industry&#39;s only complete technology provider, and their platform outperforms the competition through seamless integration and superior functionality. For more than 20 years, TCS has provided customers the best customer support in the industry, giving them the tools to build stronger, more loyal customers and ultimately a strong ROI. For more information on TCS, visit <a href="http://tcstire.com">tcstire.com</a>.</p> <p> <u><strong>About ARI</strong></u><br /> ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARI) (NASDAQ: <a href="http://investor.arinet.com/">ARIS</a>) offers an award-winning suite of SaaS, software tools, and marketing services to help dealers, equipment manufacturers and distributors in selected vertical markets Sell More Stuff!&trade; &ndash; online and in-store. Our innovative products are powered by a proprietary data repository of enriched original equipment and aftermarket electronic content spanning more than 17 million active part and accessory SKUs and 750,000 equipment models. Business is complicated, but we believe our customers&#39; technology tools don&#39;t have to be. We remove the complexity of selling and servicing new and used vehicle inventory, parts, garments and accessories (PG&amp;A) for customers in the automotive tire and wheel aftermarket, powersports, outdoor power equipment, marine, home medical equipment, recreational vehicles and appliance industries. More than 23,500 equipment dealers, 195 distributors and 3,360 brands worldwide leverage our web and eCatalog platforms to Sell More Stuff!&trade; For more information on ARI, visit <a href="http://investor.arinet.com">investor.arinet.com</a>.</p> <p> <u><strong>Additional Information</strong></u></p> <ul> <li> Follow @ARI_Net on Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/ARI_Net">twitter.com/ARI_Net</a></li> <li> Become a fan of ARI on Facebook: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/ARInetwork">www.facebook.com/ARInetwork</a></li> <li> Join us on G+: <a href="http://plus.google.com">plus.google.com</a></li> <li> LinkedIn: <a href="http://www.linkedin.com">www.linkedin.com</a></li> <li> Read more about ARI: <a href="http://investor.arinet.com/about-us">investor.arinet.com/about-us</a></li> </ul> <p> <u><strong>Images for media use only</strong></u><br /> <a href="http://arinet.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/ARI_Green_HIRes.jpg">ARI Logo Hi Res</a> | <a href="http://arinet.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/ARI_Green_LoRes.jpg">ARI Logo Low Res</a></p> <p> <u><strong>For media inquiries, contact:</strong></u><br /> Colleen Malloy, Director of Marketing, ARI, 414.973.4323, <a href="mailto:colleen.malloy@arinet.com">colleen.malloy@arinet.com</a></p> /blog/view/admiral-tire-and-auto-center-implements-tcs-s-tire-power-for-its-11-retail-locations/feed0ARI Network Services, Inc. Announces Acquisition of TASCO Corporationhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/ari-network-services-inc-announces-acquisition-of-tasco-corporationhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/ari-network-services-inc-announces-acquisition-of-tasco-corporation#commentsTue, 28 Apr 2015 14:56:53 -0600TCShttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/ari-network-services-inc-announces-acquisition-of-tasco-corporation<div> <strong>Milwaukee, Wis., April 28, 2015</strong> &ndash; ARI Network Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIS) announced today that it&nbsp;</div> <div> has acquired the assets of TASCO Corporation and its affiliated company Signal Extraprise Corporation&nbsp;</div> <div> (collectively &ldquo;TASCO&rdquo;). TASCO&rsquo;s business management software suite is designed exclusively for&nbsp;</div> <div> retailers, repair centers, wholesalers, distributors and re-manufacturers in the automotive tire and&nbsp;</div> <div> wheel aftermarket. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;&ldquo;The acquisition of TASCO consolidates two industry-leading business management software platforms,&nbsp;</div> <div> cementing our position as the most complete technology provider in the automotive tire and wheel&nbsp;</div> <div> aftermarket,&rdquo; said Barry D. Reese, VP and GM of TCS Technologies, an ARI Company. &ldquo;This will not only&nbsp;</div> <div> result in an immediate increase in market share, but will serve as a catalyst for growth, allowing our&nbsp;</div> <div> current customers and prospects in the automotive tire and wheel vertical to benefit from our expanded&nbsp;</div> <div> product portfolio.&rdquo;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> TASCO has served the automotive tire and wheel aftermarket since 1992 with its flagship business&nbsp;</div> <div> management software, TireWorks&reg; HD, which integrates with TASCO&rsquo;s TireTrader&reg; and&nbsp;</div> <div> TireDataCentral&trade;, as well as other leading aftermarket-specific information and service providers.&nbsp;</div> <div> TASCO additionally serves the tire re-manufacturing market with its TireTracker&trade; retread management&nbsp;</div> <div> software and tire wholesalers with its TireWorks&reg; Wholesale business management system.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> TASCO&rsquo;s technology tools are utilized by more than 380 locations in the U.S. and Canada and will join&nbsp;</div> <div> ARI&rsquo;s suite of automotive tire and wheel aftermarket technology solutions sold under the &ldquo;TCS&nbsp;</div> <div> Technologies, an ARI Company&rdquo; brand name. TASCO will continue operations out of its headquarters&nbsp;</div> <div> located in Wexford, Pa., and TASCO CEO Aidan J. McKenna will assume the role of Executive Director &ndash;&nbsp;</div> <div> TireWorks, TCS Technologies, an ARI Company.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;At TASCO, our mission is to develop, deploy and support information systems that contribute to the&nbsp;</div> <div> growth and profitability of tire dealers and automotive service centers,&rdquo; said McKenna. &ldquo;By coming&nbsp;</div> <div> together with ARI, we will continue to fulfill on that mission. In addition, we will immediately be able to&nbsp;</div> <div> provide a much wider range of complete technology solutions for enterprises of any size &ndash; from a single-</div> <div> location tire dealer to a large-scale tire re-manufacturing operation &ndash; solidifying ARI&rsquo;s position as the&nbsp;</div> <div> leading automotive tire and wheel technology provider.&rdquo;&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;The acquisition of TASCO demonstrates our continued commitment to create shareholder value&nbsp;</div> <div> through a combined strategy of organic growth and strategic acquisitions,&rdquo; said ARI President and CEO&nbsp;</div> <div> Roy W. Olivier.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> <u><strong>About ARI</strong></u></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARI) (NASDAQ: <a href="http://investor.arinet.com">ARIS</a>) offers an award-winning suite of data-driven software&nbsp;</div> <div> tools and marketing services to help dealers, equipment manufacturers and distributors in selected&nbsp;</div> <div> vertical markets Sell More Stuff!&trade; &ndash; online and in-store. Our innovative products are powered by a&nbsp;</div> <div> proprietary data repository of enriched original equipment and aftermarket electronic content spanning&nbsp;</div> <div> more than 17 million active part and accessory SKUs and 750,000 equipment models. Business is&nbsp;</div> <div> complicated, but we believe our customers&rsquo; technology tools don&rsquo;t have to be. We remove the&nbsp;</div> <div> complexity of selling and servicing new and used vehicle inventory, parts, garments and accessories&nbsp;</div> <div> (PG&amp;A) for customers in the automotive tire and wheel aftermarket, powersports, outdoor power&nbsp;</div> <div> equipment, marine, home medical equipment, recreational vehicles and appliance industries. More than&nbsp;</div> <div> 23,500 equipment dealers, 195 distributors and 3,360 brands worldwide leverage our web and eCatalog&nbsp;</div> <div> platforms to Sell More Stuff!&trade; For more information on ARI, visit <a href="http://investor.arinet.com/">investor.arinet.com</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <u><strong>Additional Information</strong></u></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &bull; Follow @ARI_Net on Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/ARI_Ne">twitter.com/ARI_Net</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &bull; Become a fan of ARI on Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ARInetwork">www.facebook.com/ARInetwork</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &bull; Join us on G+: <a href="http://ARI Network Services, Inc. Announces Acquisition of TASCO Corporation">plus.google.com</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &bull; LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/ari_2?trk=company_log">www.linkedin.com</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &bull; Read more about ARI: <a href="http://investor.arinet.com/about-us">investor.arinet.com/about-us</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <u><strong>Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements</strong></u></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Certain statements in this news release contain &ldquo;forward‐looking statements&rdquo; regarding future events and our&nbsp;</div> <div> future results that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933. All statements other&nbsp;</div> <div> than statements of historical facts are statements that could be deemed to be forward-looking statements. These&nbsp;</div> <div> statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projects about the markets in which we&nbsp;</div> <div> operate and the beliefs and assumptions of our management. Words such as &ldquo;expects,&rdquo; &ldquo;anticipates,&rdquo; &ldquo;targets,&rdquo;&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;goals,&rdquo; &ldquo;projects&rdquo;, &ldquo;intends,&rdquo; &ldquo;plans,&rdquo; &ldquo;believes,&rdquo; &ldquo;seeks,&rdquo; &ldquo;estimates,&rdquo; &ldquo;endeavors,&rdquo; &ldquo;strives,&rdquo; &ldquo;may,&rdquo; or&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> variations of such words, and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.&nbsp;</div> <div> Readers are cautioned that these forward‐looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and&nbsp;</div> <div> assumptions that are difficult to predict, estimate or verify. Therefore, actual results may differ materially and&nbsp;</div> <div> adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include those&nbsp;</div> <div> factors described in Part 1A of the company&rsquo;s most recent annual report on Form 10‐K, as such may be amended&nbsp;</div> <div> or supplemented by subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, or other reports filed with the Securities and&nbsp;</div> <div> Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward‐looking statements.&nbsp;</div> <div> The forward‐looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation&nbsp;</div> <div> to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward‐looking statements. For more information, please&nbsp;</div> <div> refer to the company&rsquo;s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <u><strong>For media inquiries, contact:</strong></u></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> Colleen Malloy, Director of Marketing, ARI, +1-414-973-4323, colleen.malloy@arinet.com</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <u><strong>Investor inquiries, contact:</strong></u></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Steven Hooser, Three Part Advisors, +1.214.872.2710, shooser@threepa.com</div> </div> </div> /blog/view/ari-network-services-inc-announces-acquisition-of-tasco-corporation/feed0ARI Announces Acquisition of TCS Technologieshttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/ari-announces-acquisition-of-tcs-technologieshttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/ari-announces-acquisition-of-tcs-technologies#commentsWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:37:35 -0600TCShttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/ari-announces-acquisition-of-tcs-technologies<div class="entry-content"> <p> <b>Milwaukee, Wis.,&nbsp;<strong>October 1, 2014&nbsp;</strong></b>&ndash; ARI Network Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: <a href="http://investor.arinet.com/">ARIS</a>) announced today that it has acquired&nbsp;<a href="http://tcstire.com/">TCS Technologies</a>, a leading provider of software, websites and digital marketing services designed exclusively for dealers, wholesalers, retreaders and manufacturers within the automotive tire and wheel vertical. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.</p> <p> &ldquo;ARI&rsquo;s growth strategy continues to be fueled by a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions,&rdquo; said Roy W. Olivier, President and CEO of ARI. &ldquo;The acquisition of TCS aligns with our strategy in several ways: First, it consolidates our position as the leading provider of eCommerce-enabled websites and digital marketing services in the automotive tire and wheel industry. Second, TCS provides solutions for the entire automotive tire and wheel supply chain, including wholesalers, retreaders and manufacturers. Finally, TCS offers a point of sale solution for tire and wheel dealers as well as for auto repair shops. In short, all of TCS&rsquo;s offerings are in alignment with ARI&rsquo;s mission to help our customers Sell More Stuff!&trade; We believe the combined entity will accelerate our growth and leadership position in this market for the foreseeable future.&rdquo;</p> <p> For more than 20 years, the management of TCS Technologies has delivered industry leading solutions and support to the automotive tire and wheel market. More than 20,000 automotive tire and wheel dealers depend on TCS&rsquo;s websites and software tools, which are enhanced by more than 750 wheel and tire wholesale distributor connections and eCatalog data for more than 50,000 wheels and 65,000 tires. TCS&rsquo;s strategy of building connected web services between distributors and retailers complements the tire industry&rsquo;s shift to a two-step distribution model; connecting businesses and consumers closer to thousands of on-demand supply points.</p> <p> TCS will maintain normal operations out of its headquarters located in Cookeville, Tenn., under the continued leadership of Barry D. Reese, who will assume the role of VP and GM of TCS Technologies, an ARI Company.</p> <p> &ldquo;At TCS, we pride ourselves on our industry-wide reputation for providing efficient and effective technology solutions,&rdquo; said Reese. &ldquo;Together with ARI, we will innovate faster to create comprehensive solutions at a pace that is unmatched by our competition.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;We expect the TCS acquisition to generate incremental revenue of approximately $5 million and be accretive to EBITDA for fiscal 2015,&rdquo; said ARI CFO William A. Nurthen.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>About ARI</strong></p> <p> <strong><a href="http://arinet.com" target="_blank"><img alt="ARI Logo" class="alignright" height="94" src="http://arinet.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/ARI-Logo-250.png" width="250" /></a></strong>ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARI) (NASDAQ: <a href="http://investor.arinet.com/">ARIS</a>)&nbsp;offers an award-winning suite of data-driven software tools and marketing services to help dealers, equipment&nbsp;manufacturers and distributors in selected vertical markets Sell More Stuff!&trade;&nbsp;&ndash; online and in-store. Our innovative products are powered by a proprietary data repository of enriched original equipment and aftermarket electronic content spanning more than 10.5 million active part and accessory SKUs, 469,000 models and $1.7 billion in retail product value.&nbsp;Business is complicated, but we believe our customers&rsquo; technology tools don&rsquo;t have to be. We&nbsp;remove the complexity of selling and servicing new and used vehicle inventory, parts, garments and accessories (PG&amp;A) for customers in the automotive tire and wheel aftermarket, powersports, outdoor power equipment, marine, home medical equipment, recreational vehicles and white goods industries. More than 22,000 equipment dealers, 195 distributors and 1,500 manufacturers worldwide leverage our web and eCatalog platforms to Sell More Stuff!&trade; For more information on ARI, visit <a href="http://investor.arinet.com/">investor.arinet.com</a>.</p> <p> <strong>Additional Information:</strong></p> <ul> <li> Follow @ARI_Net on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/ARI_Net">twitter.com/ARI_Net</a></li> <li> Become a fan of ARI on Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ARInetwork">www.facebook.com/ARInetwork</a></li> <li> Join us on G+: <a href="https://plus.google.com/117293073211296447579">plus.google.com</a></li> <li> LinkedIn: <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/company/ari_2?trk=company_logo">www.linkedin.com</a></li> <li> Read more about ARI: <a href="http://investor.arinet.com/about-us">investor.arinet.com/about-us</a></li> <li> Learn more about TCS Technologies at <a href="http://tcstire.com/">tcstire.com</a></li> </ul> <p> <b>Images for media use only:<br /> </b><a class="fancybox" href="http://arinet.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Roy_HiRes_Media.jpg">Roy W. Olivier Hi Res<br /> </a><a class="fancybox" href="http://arinet.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Roy_LoRes_Media.jpg">Roy W. Olivier Low Res</a><a class="fancybox" href="http://arinet.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Campion_LoRes.jpg"><br /> </a><a class="fancybox" href="http://arinet.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/ARI_Green_HIRes.jpg">ARI Logo Hi Res<br /> </a><a class="fancybox" href="http://arinet.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/ARI_Green_LoRes.jpg">ARI Logo Low Res</a></p> <p> <strong>Forward-Looking Statements</strong><br /> Certain statements in this news release contain &ldquo;forward‐looking statements&rdquo; regarding future events and our future results that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933. All statements other than statements of historical facts are statements that could be deemed to be forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projects about the markets in which we operate and the beliefs and assumptions of our management. Words such as &ldquo;expects,&rdquo; &ldquo;anticipates,&rdquo; &ldquo;targets,&rdquo; &ldquo;goals,&rdquo; &ldquo;projects&rdquo;, &ldquo;intends,&rdquo; &ldquo;plans,&rdquo; &ldquo;believes,&rdquo; &ldquo;seeks,&rdquo; &ldquo;estimates,&rdquo; &ldquo;endeavors,&rdquo; &ldquo;strives,&rdquo; &ldquo;may,&rdquo; or variations of such words, and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that these forward‐looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, estimate or verify. Therefore, actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include those factors described in Part 1A of the Company&rsquo;s annual report on Form 10‐K for fiscal year ended July 31, 2013, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward‐looking statements. The forward‐looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward‐looking statements. For more information, please refer to the Company&rsquo;s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.</p> <p> <b>For media inquiries, contact:</b><br /> Colleen Brousil, Director of Marketing, ARI, +1.414.973.4323,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:Colleen.Brousil@arinet.com">Colleen.Brousil@arinet.com</a></p> <p> <b>Investor inquiries, contact:</b><br /> Steven Hooser, Three Part Advisors, +1.214.872.2710,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:shooser@threepa.com">shooser@threepa.com</a></p> </div> /blog/view/ari-announces-acquisition-of-tcs-technologies/feed0TCS ADDS FACTORY SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE MODULE TO ITS DEALER WEBSITE PLATFORMhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-adds-factory-scheduled-maintenance-module-to-its-dealer-website-platformhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-adds-factory-scheduled-maintenance-module-to-its-dealer-website-platform#commentsWed, 10 Sep 2014 14:44:23 -0600TCShttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-adds-factory-scheduled-maintenance-module-to-its-dealer-website-platform<div> <a href="http://tcstire.com">TCS Technologies</a>, leading provider of tire and automotive service dealer websites and digital marketing services, today announced the new website module My Service Reminder, a new way for dealers to quote and schedule vehicle manufacturer recommended services on their websites. My Service Reminder is aimed to help dealers sell more high-margin, low-comeback preventative maintenance services. As website visitors enter their vehicle and mileage, the website will present manufacturer recommended services for the current, previous, and future scheduled intervals nearest to their current mileage. From the dealer&rsquo;s website a consumer can select the service operations they would like to request a price quote on or schedule the services. Users will be emailed the recommended maintenance and have the opportunity to sign up for future reminders.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;According to Google, 43% of drivers perform a search online when deciding where to take their vehicle for service. In an industry where there are no clear <img alt="TCS Technologies My Service Reminder" src="http://tcstire.com/images/display/552/tcs-my-service-reminder.png" style="width: 541px; height: 547px; float: right;" />winners, it&rsquo;s critical to be the resource of choice when drivers are researching online for service recommendations. My Service Reminder will not only help our dealers be found online when consumers are searching for auto service and maintenance terms but it will be a resource for consumers that sets our dealers apart from their competition.&rdquo; Remarked Barry Reese, TCS President. &ldquo;With over 40 million recalls this year, preventative maintenance, now more than ever, is on the mind of the consumer. In addition, independent dealers face the massive barrier of the myth that factory recommended maintenance can only be performed by&nbsp;</div> <div> the OE dealership. As My Service Reminder launches and evolves throughout 2014, it will be another way TCS is partnering with the independent dealer to overcome these obstacles and keep drivers coming back through their doors.&rdquo;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> <strong>Vehicle/Mileage Specific Search Functionality</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> My Service Reminder allows the consumer to shop for preventative services by vehicle and request a quote on multiple services in a single click. The same proven methodology TCS uses to promote tire sales via an intuitive and dealer customizable online catalog is now being leveraged to enable consumers to shop for vehicle specific preventative maintenance.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Generate Repeat Customers</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> My Service Reminder creates a valuable consumer resource for &lsquo;glove box&rsquo; service interval information, thereby generating more online and in-store traffic for independent tire dealers and automotive repair shops. According to Google, 73% of drivers would return to a service center they visited for preventative maintenance for future large repairs. The goal is to help consumers take better care of their vehicles reducing the chance of costly breakdowns while at the same time creating more repeat business for dealers.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Print, Email, Quote &amp; Schedule Preventative Maintenance</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> As online visitors research the maintenance due on their vehicle, they can choose to print or email the list of recommended services, request a quote or schedule an appointment for specific services.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Be Found When Drivers Are Searching Online </strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Online searches for auto maintenance has grown 66% in the last three years. My Service Reminder allows dealers to be the digital resource in their market when drivers are searching for how to care for their vehicle.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Jon Boyd, Tire Business Manager of <a href="http://boydstire.com">Boyd&rsquo;s Tire &amp; Service Center</a> remarked about the product. &ldquo;This addition to our website is in alignment with our in-store strategy of making every customer aware of when and how to take care of their vehicle, ultimately improving car count and customer retention. Consumers tend to think they should go to the car dealership for factory scheduled maintenance. My Service Reminder is a great asset for Boyd&rsquo;s as we help consumers realize that we are qualified and capable to perform factory scheduled maintenance.&rdquo; My Service Reminder can be found on Boyd&rsquo;s Tire&rsquo;s <a href="http://boydstire.com/schedule-service">website</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Dealers interested in learning more about My Service Reminder can contact TCS at 888-449-8473 or visit their website at <a href="http://tcstire.com/myservicereminder">http://tcstire.com/myservicereminder</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> <strong>About TCS Technologies</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> TCS Technologies, a Microsoft Certified Partner, develops and markets both off-the-shelf and custom tire software solutions, web applications, ecommerce platforms, and support and consulting services to tire and automotive service companies across the US and Canada. As the industries only full-service technology provider, TCS has built a product base, which continues to prove itself as a revenue increasing, business streamlining asset to any size tire or automotive service business. TCS has tools unmatched in the industry, and customization within each of its products to cater to the way tire dealers and retreaders do business. TCS&rsquo;s home office is located outside Nashville, TN with a second location in Salt Lake City, UT.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Contact:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> TCS Technologies</div> <div> 888-449-8473</div> <div> sales@tcstire.com</div> <div> http://www.tcstire.com</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Like Us on <a href="http://facebook.com/TireCompanySolutions">Facebook</a> | Follow Us on <a href="http://twitter.com/tcstirepower">Twitter</a></div> </div> </div> /blog/view/tcs-adds-factory-scheduled-maintenance-module-to-its-dealer-website-platform/feed0Two New Facebook Apps for Auto Service & Tire Dealershttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/two-new-facebook-apps-for-auto-service-tire-dealershttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/two-new-facebook-apps-for-auto-service-tire-dealers#commentsMon, 20 Jan 2014 10:31:07 -0700TCShttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/two-new-facebook-apps-for-auto-service-tire-dealers<p> Auto Serivice and Tire dealers looking to grow their facebook fan base and give users the same store locator and store finder experience as on their website will be excited to learn we just launched two new Facebook Apps:&nbsp; the &lsquo;TCS Coupons App&rsquo; and the &lsquo;TCS Store Finder App.&rsquo; Tire dealers can now automatically display manufacturer promotions, store offers and marketing messages both inside Facebook and on their website with the release of the TCS Coupons App.&nbsp; Multi-location tire dealers who offer a store finder on their TCS website can mirror that experience inside Facebook via the new TCS Store Finder App. TCS has continued to grow social media connections from dealer websites to Facebook giving visitors a seamless experience from website to Facebook and dealers a hands-off social media management experience.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;Facebook is now almost ubiquitous among Tire Dealers, and most of the US online population have a Facebook account, so it&#39;s not surprising that our clients are asking us to develop Facebook applications for them.&rdquo; stated Barry Reese, TCS President. &ldquo;With the addition of these two new Facebook apps, Facebook users can now have a website experience that is native to the Facebook environment.&nbsp; By providing both social media and website tools and services for our dealers to use to generate sales, dealers are able to deliver a more consistent experience and message to buyers.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.blackstire.com/">Black&rsquo;s Tire &amp; Auto Service</a> of North Carolina and <a href="http://www.mcgeetire.com/">McGee Tire &amp; Auto Service</a> of Florida are among the first dealers to implement the two new Facebook Apps.&nbsp; TCS has partnered with both dealers to grow a significant Facebook Fan audience and use social media to generate new and loyal customers.&nbsp; &ldquo;It&#39;s all about being where your customers are and many are all over social media today.&nbsp; Our focus has been to connect with our loyal fan base and leverage the &ldquo;network&rdquo; factor of Facebook for our brand.&nbsp; We feel tire and auto service shoppers are using Facebook more and more to look for deals, coupons and references to credible shops.&nbsp; The TCS Apps were a natural extension to our efforts. &nbsp;Our team has been very pleased with the result of the addition of their apps so far.&rdquo;&nbsp; stated Ryan Benton of Black&rsquo;s Tire.</p> <p> Don&#39;t forget these new apps are joining the suite of other TCS Facebook apps including a Like Us &amp; Save app, and a Tire Finder app which is an extension of the dealer&rsquo;s website offering Facebook visitors the same tire shopping experience on Facebook as on their website. Learn more on our social media paget <a href="http://tcstire.com/tire-social-media">http://tcstire.com/tire-social-media</a> or give us a call at 888-449-8473 or email <a href="mailto:sales@tcstire.com">sales@tcstire.com</a></p> /blog/view/two-new-facebook-apps-for-auto-service-tire-dealers/feed0TCS SELECTED AS NEW INTERNET MARKETING PROVIDER FOR BOSCH CAR SERVICE CENTERShttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-selected-as-new-internet-marketing-provider-for-bosch-car-service-centershttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-selected-as-new-internet-marketing-provider-for-bosch-car-service-centers#commentsWed, 13 Nov 2013 16:50:00 -0700TCShttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-selected-as-new-internet-marketing-provider-for-bosch-car-service-centers<p> (Cookeville, TN,&nbsp;Wednesday, November 13, 2013)</p> <p> <a href="http://www.tcstire.com/" target="_blank">TCS</a>, software and internet marketing provider in the tire and auto service industry, has been selected as a vendor partner for the Bosch Car Service Center program (BCS) in the US, representing over 1,400 independent auto service centers. &nbsp;TCS and Bosch have been collaborating for several months to bring a clean and consistent image for the BCS Network through this new internet marketing program. &nbsp;Bosch Car Service Centers now have the opportunity to choose from four levels of TCS service that include a comprehensive auto repair website, hands-free internet marketing and SEO, local directory optimization and smartphone optimized websites. &nbsp;All internet marketing packages are eligible for reimbursement through the Bosch Rewards Program, exclusively for Bosch Service Centers. &nbsp;Additionally, each website package offers integration with other Bosch partner programs such as customer retention marketing, online reputation management and tire inventory and pricing.</p> <p> &rdquo;Our relationship with TCS gives Bosch Car Service centers the ability to promote themselves as members of our network, with a clean, optimally designed website&rdquo;, said Michael Lippman, Marketing Manager for the Bosch Car Service network.&nbsp; &ldquo;Our service centers need to maximize their exposure on the web, and the TCS program gives them another valuable option to do so.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;It was important to me to choose a company that understood my business, an auto repair shop that specializes in European cars, and not just the internet.&nbsp; The Bosch website program from TCS has allowed me to quickly build a presence on the Internet for the search terms that drive business for me.&nbsp; In addition, I have been able to customize my website on my own which was important to my staff.&rdquo; stated Tony Barbee of MB Mercedes BMW Mini in Huntersville, NC.</p> <p> TCS Technologies is a leading developer of automotive repair websites, online marketing programs, software solutions, and consulting services to repair facilities across the US and Canada. With over 20 years in the automotive industry, TCS Technologies has the expertise and experience to drive the maximum amount of foot traffic to Bosch Car Service Centers through proven internet marketing solutions that are designed to capture and convert the ever-growing number of online auto repair shoppers into customers. &nbsp;&ldquo;Our number one goal with this new program is to partner with Bosch Service Centers to drive more auto service and repair sales. With our experience and our unmatched innovation in this space, TCS was able to work with Bosch to come up with four different packages to meet the marketing goals unique to the Bosch Car Service Center program.&rdquo; Stated Barry Reese, TCS President. &nbsp;&ldquo;Bosch offers a very strong program to its members and we are pleased to be a part of this growing group of shops.&rdquo;</p> <p> Interested Bosch members can contact their Bosch district service manager or TCS directly at<a href="http://www.tcstire.com/bosch" target="_blank">&nbsp;www.tcstire.com/bosch</a>&nbsp;to learn more about driving new customers to their Bosch Service Center through this new internet marketing program.</p> <p> About TCS Technologies</p> <p> TCS Technologies, a Microsoft Certified Partner, develops and markets both off-the-shelf and custom tire software solutions, web applications, ecommerce platforms, and support and consulting services to tire and automotive service companies across the US and Canada. As the industry&#39;s only full-service technology provider, TCS has built a product base which continues to prove itself as a revenue increasing, business streamlining asset to any size tire or automotive service business. TCS has tools unmatched in the industry, and customization within each of its products to cater to the way tire dealers and retreaders do business. TCS&rsquo;s home office is located outside Nashville, TN with a second location in Salt Lake City, UT.</p> <p> About Bosch Car Service Centers &ndash; US</p> <p> Bosch Car Service centers are the very best of independently-owned service centers, with&nbsp;more than&nbsp;15,000 members in&nbsp;the worldwide network.&nbsp; To qualify for membership, each service center must pass a rigorous certification process, based on technical skill, customer service, and facility design and appearance.&nbsp; Many of our service centers specialize in the repair of certain vehicle brands,&nbsp;so our service center locators&nbsp;request the vehicle brand you are driving.&nbsp; Since quality repairs start with quality parts, our service centers feature the best replacement parts from Bosch, the largest original-equipment parts manufacturer in the world.</p> <p> Contact:</p> <p> TCS Technologies</p> <p> <a href="tel:888-449-8473" target="_blank" value="+18884498473">888-449-8473</a></p> <p> <a href="mailto:sales@tcstire.com" target="_blank">sales@tcstire.com</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.tcstire.com/" target="_blank">http://www.tcstire.com</a></p> <p> Like Us on<a href="http://www.facebook.com/TireCompanySolutions" target="_blank">&nbsp;Facebook</a>&nbsp;| Follow Us on<a href="http://www.twitter.com/tcstirepower" target="_blank">&nbsp;Twitter</a></p> /blog/view/tcs-selected-as-new-internet-marketing-provider-for-bosch-car-service-centers/feed0TCS TO DEBUT NEW MOBILE TECHNOLOGY FOR ITS TREADTRACKS RETREADING PLATFORMhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-to-debut-new-mobile-technology-for-its-treadtracks-retreading-platformhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-to-debut-new-mobile-technology-for-its-treadtracks-retreading-platform#commentsMon, 04 Nov 2013 09:48:56 -0700TCShttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-to-debut-new-mobile-technology-for-its-treadtracks-retreading-platform<p> (Cookeville, TN,&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1115472312" tabindex="0">Tuesday November 5, 2013</span>)</p> <p> TCS Technologies announces a paperless work order entry feature as part of its TreadTracks&trade; retreading system. This technology will be on display at the 2013 SEMA Show, Booth #42229 at the Las Vegas Convention Center&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1115472313" tabindex="0">November 5th - 8th</span>. The TreadTracks&trade; system, which manages the retread process from the time the tire is picked up through the finished delivery, is an enterprise grade system handling operations from 1 to 100+ locations and gives unprecedented visibility as to how to most efficiently manage your retread plant.</p> <p> Paperless Work Order entry is a mobile solution allowing for immediate entry of tires into your system whether it be on the road or at your facility. The mobile entry feature allows for work order entry by customers before the retreader arrives on site. Retreaders can now arrive to a customer location with a printed work order already entered into the TreadTracks software system.&nbsp; Retreaders can create a digital document with easy retrieval and reprinting or review at a later date. Mobile work order entry also includes the ability to accept signatures on screen. &ldquo;We identified a need not being met in the retread space and have delivered a seamless solution for today&rsquo;s leading edge retread companies,&rdquo; says Barry Reese, TCS President.&nbsp; &ldquo;Our retreaders are very pleased with the way this new feature streamlines their processes.&rdquo;</p> <p> &quot;Using TreadTracks to manage operations from anywhere and knowing that our systems will always have the latest technology allows us to focus our efforts on providing our customers quality products and services&quot; said Scott Hansen, President of Quality Tire.&nbsp;&quot;That flexibility will give me much better visibility of our production process across multiple locations.&quot;</p> <p> TCS has several installations of TreadTracks across North America in multiple languages. For more information about the TreadTracks&trade; Retread System visit the TCS at the upcoming SEMA Show, booth #42229, or contact a TCS representative at<a href="tel:%28888%29%20449-8473" target="_blank" value="+18884498473">(888) 449-8473</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="http://tcstire.com/retread-software" target="_blank">http://tcstire.com/retread-<wbr>software</wbr></a></p> <p> <wbr> <p> <strong>About TCS Technologies</strong></p> <p> TCS Technologies, a Microsoft Certified Partner, develops and markets both off-the-shelf and custom tire software solutions, web applications, ecommerce platforms, and support and consulting services to tire and automotive service companies across the US and Canada. As the industry&#39;s only full-service technology provider, TCS has built a product base which continues to prove itself as a revenue increasing, business streamlining asset to any size tire or automotive service business. TCS has tools unmatched in the industry, and customization within each of its products to cater to the way tire dealers and retreaders do business. TCS&rsquo;s home office is located outside Nashville, TN with a second location in Salt Lake City, UT.</p> <p> Contact:</p> <p> TCS Technologies</p> <p> <a href="tel:888-449-8473" target="_blank" value="+18884498473">888-449-8473</a></p> <p> <a href="mailto:sales@tcstire.com" target="_blank">sales@tcstire.com</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.tcstire.com/" target="_blank">http://www.tcstire.com</a></p> <p> <wbr><wbr></wbr></wbr></p> <wbr><wbr> <p> Like Us on<a href="http://www.facebook.com/TireCompanySolutions" target="_blank">&nbsp;<strong>Facebook</strong></a>&nbsp;| Follow Us on<a href="http://www.twitter.com/tcstirepower" target="_blank">&nbsp;<strong>Twitter</strong></a></p> </wbr></wbr></wbr></p> /blog/view/tcs-to-debut-new-mobile-technology-for-its-treadtracks-retreading-platform/feed0THE NEW TCSTIRE.COM: A RESPONSIVE SITE FOR THE TIRE AND AUTO SERVICE INDUSTRYhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/the-new-tcstire-com-a-responsive-site-for-the-tire-and-auto-service-industryhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/the-new-tcstire-com-a-responsive-site-for-the-tire-and-auto-service-industry#commentsSat, 02 Nov 2013 10:45:54 -0600TCShttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/the-new-tcstire-com-a-responsive-site-for-the-tire-and-auto-service-industry<div> Software and internet marketing provider in the tire and auto service industry, TCS, is announcing the launch of a newly designed website for their firm: <img alt="TCS Technologies Cookeville TN &amp; Salt Lake City, UT" src="http://tcstire.com/images/display/402/tcs-technologies.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 300px; float: right;" /><a href="http://tcstire.com">www.tcstire.com</a>. This update includes all new content, new features and a responsive design to meet the needs of both desktop and mobile devices.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The new site highlights the company&#39;s many software, website, internet marketing and data options for tire and auto repair shops, wholesalers and retreaders. According to the company, the update to their website reflects their approach to customer service by accommodating the viewer and exceeding expectations. &ldquo;We are excited about the site redesign and new functionality on tcstire.com. We feel it does a much better job of providing website visitors a detailed overview of our expertise across a wide range of technology. Our goal was to showcase each of our product suites and how they are top-performers but more importantly to demonstrate our strength in being the complete technology solution for the independent tire and auto service dealer.&rdquo; Reported Barry Reese, TCS President.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The website presents a responsive design, which allows viewers to easily search and navigate the site on any digital device as the display changes to be optimized to the user&rsquo;s device. TCS always strives to be on top of the latest advances in web innovation and with the launch of <a href="http://tcstire.com">www.tcstire.com </a>they have demonstrated the ability to provide a completely responsive solution. It is widely accepted that by 2014, mobile search will surpass desktop search. Within this new website, every picture, slideshow and video has been specially designed &amp; coded to expand and contract according to the size of the device. Additionally, the site&#39;s navigation utilizes an off-canvas menu which makes it easy to browse the website in the palm of your hand.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;Tire and auto service dealers are no different than the general population as more and more are accessing websites from their phones and mobile devices. We desired to design a website to serve all platforms.&rdquo; stated Kenny Pratt, TCS Chief Technology Officer. &ldquo;TCS&rsquo; responsive website design provides cross browser and multiple device compatibility that is rapidly becoming the industry standard. Although more time consuming to design and code, a responsive website provides the flexibility that is essential for reaching today&#39;s audience no matter what platform they are using. We want to stay at the forefront of mobile technology for all technology developed for our dealers, so our website was no different. Now we can best service the dealer seeking technology advice while away from their desktop. We are really pleased with the new website and look forward to getting feedback from our customers,&rdquo; he added.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Visitors to the website can find extensive product information to help dealers understand TCS&rsquo; complete range of technology solutions. Customer testimonials and case studies, demo and support forms, a news center, career opportunities and much more can be found on the new site.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The company encourages visitors of their new site to review the site then provide feedback on their experience at <a href="http://www.tcstire.com/feedback">www.tcstire.com/feedback</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> <strong>About TCS Technologies</strong></div> <div> TCS Technologies, a Microsoft Certified Partner, develops and markets both off-the-shelf and custom tire software solutions, web applications, ecommerce platforms, and support and consulting services to tire and automotive service companies across the US and Canada. As the industry&#39;s only full-service technology provider, TCS has built a product base which continues to prove itself as a revenue increasing, business streamlining asset to any size tire or automotive service business. TCS has tools unmatched in the industry, and customization within each of its products to cater to the way tire dealers and retreaders do business. TCS&rsquo;s home office is located outside Nashville, TN with a second location in Salt Lake City, UT.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Contact: </strong></div> <div> TCS Technologies</div> <div> 888-449-8473</div> <div> sales@tcstire.com</div> <div> http://www.tcstire.com</div> <div> Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter</div> </div> /blog/view/the-new-tcstire-com-a-responsive-site-for-the-tire-and-auto-service-industry/feed0TCS TECHNOLOGIES CONGRATULATES BOYD’S TIRE & SERVICE AND EPPERLY TIRE & AUTO CENTERShttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-technologies-congratulates-boyd-s-tire-service-and-epperly-tire-auto-centershttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-technologies-congratulates-boyd-s-tire-service-and-epperly-tire-auto-centers#commentsWed, 16 Oct 2013 13:39:52 -0600TCShttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-technologies-congratulates-boyd-s-tire-service-and-epperly-tire-auto-centers<div> TCS Technologies extends its warmest congratulations to Boyd&rsquo;s Tire and Service of Columbus, Ohio and Epperly Tire &amp; Auto Centers in Columbus, Georgia, both WebPower&trade;, tire dealer website, customers of TCS, for recently being recognized by Mighty Auto Parts for giving back to their communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div> Boyd&rsquo;s Tire and Service was recognized with Mighty&rsquo;s &ldquo;Mightiest of the Mighty&rdquo; award, one of only three given on the national level. Manager Mike Hoover leads several charitable efforts, with the assistance of the Boyd family. His primary cause is providing support to families with autistic children. Through Hoover&rsquo;s organization, Make It Fit, funds are raised for autism research and support agencies in Ohio. The Make It Fit Foundation elicits the help of the community, hosting events such as races, power-lifting meets, car shows, and motorcycle rides.<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div> Hoover and the Make It Fit Foundation credits their loyal supporters for their success in helping to &ldquo;fit&rdquo; the missing pieces together to hopefully one day find a cure for Autism.<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div> David Epperly of Epperly Tire &amp; Auto Centers was recognized for a community outreach program his shop calls &ldquo;Changing Oil, Changing Lives&rdquo;. Each month the program donates 100% of the proceeds from oil changes on a specific day to charity. Some of the charities that have benefited from this program are YoungLife, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ronald McDonald House, Toys For Tots, PAWS Humane, and Russell County Child Advocacy Center.<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;TCS is an organization that appreciates all its customers, but when I have the pleasure of working with the caliber of people we see at Boyd&rsquo;s and Epperly, it really means something extra to me&quot; says TCS team member Kirsten Wilson, Marketing Consultant to both companies.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Learn more about these great programs by clicking on the program names above and follow the links. Click <a href="http://boydstire.com/">Boyd&rsquo;s Tire and Service</a> and<a href="http://epperlytire.com/"> Epperly Tire &amp; Auto Centers</a> to learn more about these giving companies.</div> /blog/view/tcs-technologies-congratulates-boyd-s-tire-service-and-epperly-tire-auto-centers/feed0NEW TCS FACEBOOK APP DESIGNED TO SELL TIRES AND GAIN MORE FACEBOOK FANShttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/new-tcs-facebook-app-designed-to-sell-tires-and-gain-more-facebook-fanshttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/new-tcs-facebook-app-designed-to-sell-tires-and-gain-more-facebook-fans#commentsTue, 15 Oct 2013 07:37:18 -0600ericapwilkersonhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/new-tcs-facebook-app-designed-to-sell-tires-and-gain-more-facebook-fans<p style="text-align: left;"><img class="alignright size-thumbnail wp-image-1057" title="like-us-app" src="http://tcstire.com/images/display/79" alt="like-us-app" width="200" height="200" /><a href="http://www.tcstire.com/">TCS</a>, a software and internet marketing provider in the tire and auto service industry, is helping its customers define their online goals to include all aspects of internet marketing.  Dealers who embrace social media along with their website see positive results from long-term social strategies, according to data compiled by TCS.  Tire dealers are using the new TCS “Like Us and Save” app to connect their website to their social experience in more ways than one.  The app asks the user to ‘like’ the page and in return the new fan is presented a <em>fan</em> exclusive offer.  TCS works with its dealers to change the offer monthly or quarterly and track the in-store conversions compared to the amount of new fans derived from the app.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">“A lot of tire dealers view their social goals and website goals in silos, often times managed by two different companies, which results in a disjointed experience for the online visitor.  At TCS we see both websites and social media as two key components in the all-encompassing internet marketing experience. Both websites and social media have the same goal: to generate a growing number of loyal customers.  Our growing number of Facebook Apps, which are directly tied to our dealers’ websites, are another example of how we aim to partner with dealers to grow their customer base.” stated Marek Cerney, TCS Director of Web Development.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">TCS customers such as Tire Pros of Frederick and Epperly Tire and Auto are examples of tire dealers having success from using the app to tie the website and social strategies together.  Tire Pros of Frederick, of Frederick, MD highlights a “$10 Oil Change” on their website’s <a href="http://tireprosoffrederick.com/">homepage</a> and throughout the site.  This offer links to the Facebook App built by TCS which requires the visitor to ‘like’ the dealer’s Facebook page to trigger the “$10 Oil Change” coupon to be revealed.  “I have found strong oil change offers are an effective way to increase foot traffic and hook a customer into visiting your shop every three to six months.  At the same time, I am a new tire dealer and quickly learning the importance of ‘being social’ on the internet. It is a cost effective way to educate my community about my shop and constantly stay in front of customers to promote my products and services.  By pointing my website visitors to my Facebook page and encouraging the visitor to ‘like’ me to receive the oil change offer is the best of both worlds.  I get what I want, a new Facebook fan and potentially a new customer, and the shopper gets a strong offer.”  Stated Bo Cavell, Tire Pros of Frederick owner.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Epperly Tire &amp; Auto Centers takes a different approach to tying the website to their Facebook page literally converting tire shoppers into Facebook fans.  TCS worked with David Epperly, Epperly Tire &amp; Auto Centers owner, to come up with the <em>double conversion</em>.  Website visitors who shop for tires on<a href="http://www.epperlytire.com/"> www.epperlytire.com</a> are presented with an incentive based call to action next to each tire presented in the search results: “Get A Quote &amp; $10 Off.”  When the visitor clicks this button, a quote form requires the user to submit their name, email and phone.  Upon submission, the user lands on a<a href="http://epperlytire.com/dynamic_pages/contact_confirm/Tire-Quote?from=/catalog/tires"> confirmation page</a> presenting the option to “Schedule Now for an Additional Savings!” or “Like Us on Facebook &amp; Get Additional $10 off a set of Tires or Service Work.” Additionally, an identical email is immediately sent to the user with these same offers and messaging.  Epperly’s Facebook Page resulted in over 300 new fans over the last 90 day period.  Mr. Epperly explained, “We are a very social tire dealer in our community, involved in many charity events and sponsorships.  Facebook comes natural to us and has become a part of many aspects of my business.  Customizing our website to include a Facebook only offer was an excellent move for us.  By asking website tire shoppers to like us on Facebook to receive additional savings on tires, we not only grow our fan base but increased sales as well.”</p> <p style="text-align: left;">In addition to the Like Us and Save app, TCS has a Tire Finder app which is an extension of the dealer’s website offering Facebook visitors the same tire shopping experience on Facebook as on their website.  Dealers interested in the firm’s Facebook Apps can contact TCS at 888-449-8473 or <a href="mailto:sales@tcstire.com">sales@tcstire.com</a></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>About TCS Technologies</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">TCS Technologies, a Microsoft Certified Partner, develops and markets both off-the-shelf and custom tire software solutions, web applications, ecommerce platforms, and support and consulting services to tire and automotive service companies across the US and Canada. As the industry&#8217;s only full-service technology provider, TCS has built a product base which continues to prove itself as a revenue increasing, business streamlining asset to any size tire or automotive service business. TCS has tools unmatched in the industry, and customization within each of its products to cater to the way tire dealers and retreaders do business. TCS’s home office is located outside Nashville, TN with a second location in Salt Lake City, UT.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>About Epperly Tire &amp; Auto Centers</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Epperly Tire &amp; Auto Centers, a Tire &amp; Service Network Dealer, has three locations in Columbus, GA.  Established in 1989, the business is family owned and operated with top of the line equipment and showrooms.  All locations are AAA certified repair shops with ASE certified technicians.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>About Tire Pros of Frederick</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Tire Pros of Frederick is a subsidiary of Hi-Lo Auto Sales of Maryland Inc. founded in 2000.  The business features ASE Certified Master technicians and a large selection of tire brands. Consumers can enjoy an internet cafe while they wait, a playroom for kids, and the best price in town on tires guaranteed or $100 cash for the customer.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Contact:</p> <p style="text-align: left;">TCS Technologies</p> <p style="text-align: left;">888-449-8473</p> <p style="text-align: left;">sales@tcstire.com</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.tcstire.com/">http://www.tcstire.com</a></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Like Us on<a href="http://www.facebook.com/TireCompanySolutions"> <strong>Facebook</strong></a> | Follow Us on<a href="http://www.twitter.com/tcstirepower"> <strong>Twitter</strong></a></p> /blog/view/new-tcs-facebook-app-designed-to-sell-tires-and-gain-more-facebook-fans/feed0TCS MOVES CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS TO NEW LOCATION IN SUPPORT OF CONTINUED BUSINESS EXPANSIONhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-moves-corporate-headquarters-to-new-location-in-support-of-continued-business-expansionhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-moves-corporate-headquarters-to-new-location-in-support-of-continued-business-expansion#commentsTue, 15 Oct 2013 07:27:23 -0600ericapwilkersonhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-moves-corporate-headquarters-to-new-location-in-support-of-continued-business-expansion<div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">TCS Technologies, leading nationwide provider of technology solutions to the tire and auto service industries, is excited to announce a move to a newly renovated 20,000 square-foot office space in Cookeville, TN. This 80+ room office facility marks TCS’ third office expansion in 5 years and will allow for the unprecedented growth TCS has enjoyed to continue.</div> <div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">“TCS has doubled in size over the last 18 months, and we anticipate that growth trend to continue as we plan to launch new products that will continue to address the market nationwide.” says Barry Reese, TCS President. “We could not be more proud of our team and the success the expanded space represents for us and for our business, as we continue to implement products and programs that positively impact the tire and auto service dealer’s bottom line. This new facility certainly allows us to continue bringing unmatched customer service to our client base, while also providing our team some nice workplace amenities designed to facilitate the team spirit at TCS.”</div> <div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">The new facility features plenty of office space for future growth, conference rooms, media training rooms, and two workout facilities with adjacent locker rooms. The offices are uniquely configured to accent TCS’ customer centric focus across all departments.</div> <div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">Staff growth is attributed to TCS’ investment in expanding its programming department and growing its support teams in order to bring the industry’s only single source technology solution to tire dealers, encompassing business management and accounting solutions, B2B and B2C web applications, internet marketing solutions and the new TCS TreadTracks retreading solution. With the rapid adoption of TCS’ single source model within the industry, TCS is recognized as the innovative leader in this space and the move to the new corporate facility will provide further success in driving profitability for its customer base and significant pipeline. Dealers interested in learning more about TCS’ single source technology solutions can call 888-449-8473 or visit the company’s website at www.tcstire.com</div> <div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">In addition to the Tennessee corporate facility expansion, the Salt Lake City office has recently doubled their office space as well to accommodate new staff and equipment. Mail correspondence can reach our new facility at:</div> <p>TCS Technologies, leading nationwide provider of technology solutions to the tire and auto service industries, is excited to announce a move to a newly renovated 20,000 square-foot office space in Cookeville, TN. This 80+ room office facility marks TCS’ third office expansion in 5 years and will allow for the unprecedented growth TCS has enjoyed to continue.</p> <p>“TCS has doubled in size over the last 18 months, and we anticipate that growth trend to continue as we plan to launch new products that will continue to address the market nationwide.” says Barry Reese, TCS President. “We could not be more proud of our team and the success the expanded space represents for us and for our business, as we continue to implement products and programs that positively impact the tire and auto service dealer’s bottom line. This new facility certainly allows us to continue bringing unmatched customer service to our client base, while also providing our team some nice workplace amenities designed to facilitate the team spirit at TCS.”</p> <p>The new facility features plenty of office space for future growth, conference rooms, media training rooms, and two workout facilities with adjacent locker rooms. The offices are uniquely configured to accent TCS’ customer centric focus across all departments.</p> <p>Staff growth is attributed to TCS’ investment in expanding its programming department and growing its support teams in order to bring the industry’s only single source technology solution to tire dealers, encompassing business management and accounting solutions, B2B and B2C web applications, internet marketing solutions and the new TCS TreadTracks retreading solution. With the rapid adoption of TCS’ single source model within the industry, TCS is recognized as the innovative leader in this space and the move to the new corporate facility will provide further success in driving profitability for its customer base and significant pipeline. Dealers interested in learning more about TCS’ single source technology solutions can call 888-449-8473 or visit the company’s website at www.tcstire.com</p> <p>In addition to the Tennessee corporate facility expansion, the Salt Lake City office has recently doubled their office space as well to accommodate new staff and equipment. Mail correspondence can reach our new facility at:</p> <p>3313 Williams Enterprise Dr.</p> <p>Cookeville, TN 38506</p> <p>About TCS Technologies TCS Technologies, a Microsoft Certified Partner, develops and markets both off-the-shelf and custom tire software solutions, web applications, ecommerce platforms, and support and consulting services to tire and automotive service companies across the US and Canada. As the industries only full-service technology provider, TCS has built a product base, which continues to prove itself as a revenue increasing, business streamlining asset to any size tire or automotive service business. TCS has tools unmatched in the industry, and customization within each of its products to cater to the way tire dealers and retreaders do business. TCS’s home office is located outside Nashville, TN with a second location in Salt Lake City, UT.</p> <p>Contact:</p> <p>TCS Technologies</p> <p>888-449-8473</p> <p>sales@tcstire.com</p> <p>http://www.tcstire.com</p> <p>Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter</p> /blog/view/tcs-moves-corporate-headquarters-to-new-location-in-support-of-continued-business-expansion/feed0TCS Launches License Plate Vehicle Look-Up For Retail Websiteshttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-launches-license-plate-vehicle-look-up-for-retail-websiteshttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-launches-license-plate-vehicle-look-up-for-retail-websites#commentsThu, 06 Jun 2013 03:00:38 -0600twulffhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-launches-license-plate-vehicle-look-up-for-retail-websites<p><em>TCS Technologies launches an all new, easier way for dealers to capture VIN information on website quote requests by allowing consumers to verify vehicle data by entering their license plate number when requesting a quote or scheduling service on retail websites.</em></p> <p><em><br /> </em></p> <p>Technologies, a leader in tire and automotive service <a title="internet marketing" href="http://tcstirepower.com/">internet marketing</a> solutions, announced the launch of a first to industry feature allowing consumers to easily provide dealers their vehicle information by entering their license plate number.  Consumers can request a quote on tires or services for their vehicle by entering their plate number and the form will automatically populate their vehicle’s year, make and model.  In addition, the dealer will receive the vehicle’s VIN, engine size and trim option as a result of the license plate being entered on the web form.</p> <p>The feature is currently on four retail websites participating in the feature launch.  Dealers participating include BCS Tire Pros in College Station Texas, Bridgestone Firestone dealer Cannon Tire in Clarksville, Tennessee, and Goodyear Tire and Service Network dealers Tire Source in Canton, Ohio and McGee Auto Service and Tires in Lakeland, Florida. TCS is calling the launch ‘phase 1’ of this feature and plans to have several different releases around the feature to create the most dynamic experience possible for the user and the dealer.<img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1045" title="image008" src="http://tcstire.com/images/display/1" alt="image008" width="300" height="147" /></p> <p>Kenny Pratt, TCS Vice-President commented about the release, “Dealers frequently complain consumers are requesting a quote or more information on tires which are not suited for their vehicle.  Consumers guess at their vehicle information when entering year, make, model, and option on our websites.  As our team searched for a solution to bring the dealer more valid leads and opportunities via their online marketing, the license plate vehicle look-up was a perfect solution.  After the consumer types in their vehicle’s license plate number and submits a quote or appointment request, our tire dealers will automatically receive a verified VIN and correct vehicle data – eliminating the errors which are usually associated with year, make, and model quote request forms.”  TCS also offers the VIN look-up by entering license plate information in their Tire Power point of-sale software, and plans to further integrate how the feature is used between the two platforms; retail websites and point-of-sale software.</p> <p>“We frequently receive quote requests from our online users who are not sure of their vehicle’s year, make, model and option.  Now that we are receiving the VIN from these potential customers, we are able to provide a more accurate quote on tires and services.  Our managers are better equipped to advance the sale when following up on our web leads.” stated Drew Dawson, Tire Source CEO.</p> <p>“We are thrilled with this new feature.  I have never seen another website with this feature, so it helps my site stand out from the big box shops in my area.  There isn’t another site out there that makes it easier to ‘get a quick quote’ and for my salesmen to be equipped with detailed information about the vehicle.”  said Amir Hirani of BCS Tire Pros.</p> <p>The license plate vehicle look-up feature is available to all TCS website customers on the new platform as well as TCS is offering the new feature at no additional cost to all new customers who sign on before July 1.  Interested parties can contact TCS Technologies at 1-888-449-8473, email<a href="mailto:sales@tcstire.com" target="_blank">sales@tcstire.com</a> or visit <a href="http://www.tcstire.com/" target="_blank">www.tcstire.com</a>.</p> <p>The new feature can be found by visiting one of the participating dealer sites at:</p> <p><a href="http://www.mcgeetire.com/" target="_blank">www.mcgeetire.com</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.yourtiresource.com/" target="_blank">www.yourtiresource.com</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.bcstirepros.com/" target="_blank">www.bcstirepros.com</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.cannontire.net/" target="_blank">www.cannontire.net</a></p> <p><strong>About TCS Technologies</strong></p> <p><a title="TCS Technologies" href="http://tcstirepower.com/">TCS Technologies</a>, a Microsoft Certified Partner, develops and markets both off-the-shelf and custom tire software solutions, web applications, ecommerce platforms, and support and consulting services to tire and automotive service companies across the US and Canada. As the industries only full-service technology provider, TCS has built a product base, which continues to prove itself as a revenue increasing, business streamlining asset to any size tire or automotive service business. TCS has tools unmatched in the industry, and customization within each of its products to cater to the way tire dealers and retreaders do business. TCS’s home office is located outside Nashville, TN with a second location in Salt Lake City, UT.</p> <p>Contact:</p> <p>TCS Technologies<br /> 888-449-8473<br /> <a href="mailto:sales@tcstire.com" target="_blank">sales@tcstire.com</a><br /> <a href="http://www.tcstire.com/" target="_blank">http://www.tcstire.com</a></p> <p>Like Us on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/TireCompanySolutions" target="_blank"><strong>Facebook</strong></a> | Follow Us on <strong><a href="http://www.twitter.com/tcstirepower" target="_blank">Twitter</a></strong></p> /blog/view/tcs-launches-license-plate-vehicle-look-up-for-retail-websites/feed0TCS Retail Websites Achieve Highest Growth This Yearhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-retail-websites-achieve-highest-growth-this-yearhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-retail-websites-achieve-highest-growth-this-year#commentsThu, 20 Sep 2012 10:07:38 -0600adminhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-retail-websites-achieve-highest-growth-this-year<p style="text-align: left;"><strong>TCS Technologies reports their tire dealer websites’ online sales in August saw the highest level growth of this year compared to any month ever, recording a huge 24% jump in August and a 16% increase in July 2012.</strong></p> <p><img class="size-medium wp-image-1040 alignleft" style="margin: 5px;" title="internet-marketing-logo-bgfont" src="http://tcstire.com/images/display/17" alt="internet-marketing-logo-bgfont" width="300" height="71" />At<strong> </strong>the ITEC conference today in Cleveland, Ohio, TCS Technologies announced<strong> </strong>that its&#8217; tire dealer retail websites are boosting online sales and conversions with recent upgrades, which help tire dealers engage consumers in highly relevant, interactive websites across digital, social, mobile and traditional marketing channels. TCS’ strong initiative to engage consumers to do more than research online has helped its dealers strengthen opportunities to capture the sale and realize a 24 percent growth in online sales.</p> <p>The industry leader in providing websites that sell tires, schedule appointments and capture consumers, TCS’ success is the result of a plan to broaden its business focus beyond researching tires and auto services online. Specifically, the web applications provider looked to place more emphasis on driving repeat business, better user experience and streamlined consumer purchasing experience.</p> <p>Among the new features that can be directly attributed to the huge growth in online sales include a redesigned checkout process, a new tire search by category that consumers find extremely easy to navigate, a tire finder Facebook application and a mobile tire search and catalog.  Implementation of Search Engine Optimization strategies which rapidly moved sites towards the top of rankings was a large factor in the increases in online purchases, quote requests and appointments scheduled.</p> <p>These new features are a direct result of TCS research. For more than a year, TCS has been analyzing both e-commerce and non e-commerce websites and applications provided to their dealers.  As a result of this research, TCS has been able to mine the large volume of data it collects, analyze customer behavior (e.g. How are customers shopping? Are they using computers, mobile devices or shopping at a physical location showroom? What causes a consumer to convert online?) and personalize communications. With this business intelligence, TCS has quickly identified new sources of contact to the consumer which converts shoppers to buyers, creates appropriate customer incentive initiatives and deploys more effective marketing and communications strategies; with each having a direct and immediate impact on online and offline sales.   The trend to put tire pricing online is rapidly increasing which in turn is increasing the sites selling tires online.</p> <p>TCS reports an 18 percent increase in the amount of visitors coming to their websites in third quarter 2012 compared to second quarter 2012.  Additionally, their data is showing consumers are coming to the sites to purchase or schedule – not just research.  “The increase in visits to our sites is due to both our search engine optimization strategies which place our sites at the top of results for the keywords which converting consumers are using as well as it is clearly being driven by a change in consumers’ shopping behavior and how and when they engage with brands. Retailers that focus on optimizing their websites for this new breed of shopper will, no doubt reap the benefits of their investment.&#8221; stated Marek Cerny, TCS Director of Retail Web Applications.  “Google makes nearly monthly changes to its algorithms which determine which sites appear at the top of search results.  TCS continuously makes significant investments to stay on top of these changes and implement new features and SEO tactics which are paying off for our dealers who reap the benefits of these monthly double digit increases in both traffic and online conversions.”</p> <p>“Posting prices online and actually selling tires through your website is going to continue to become more and more mainstream within the tire industry.” says Barry Reese President of TCS.  “Those that get on board, or at least build sites with that end functionality in mind for the future, will reap the long term revenue benefits of staying ahead of their competition.  Online purchases are increasing dramatically across the board and TCS is committed to staying ahead of the curve in providing dealers with the products to give consumers the buying opportunity where they want it – a traditional website, a mobile device or a social network.”</p> <p>About TCS Technologies:</p> <p>TCS Technologies, a Microsoft Certified Partner, develops and markets both off-the-shelf and custom tire software solutions, web applications, ecommerce platforms, and support and consulting services to tire companies across the US and Canada. TCS has built a product base, which continues to prove itself as a revenue increasing, business streamlining asset to any size tire business. TCS has tools unmatched in the industry, and customization within each of its products to cater to the way tire dealers and retreaders do business. TCS’s home office is located outside Nashville, TN with a second location in Salt Lake City, UT.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>CONTACT:</p> <p><span>TCS Technologies<br /> 888-449-8473<br /> <a href="mailto:sales@tcstire.com"><span>sales@tcstire.com</span></a><br /> <a href="http://www.tcstire.com/"><span>http://www.tcstire.com</span></a></span></p> <p>Like Us on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/TireCompanySolutions"><span><strong>Facebook</strong></span></a> | Follow Us on <a href="http://www.twitter.com/tcstirepower"><span><strong>Twitter</strong></span></a></p> /blog/view/tcs-retail-websites-achieve-highest-growth-this-year/feed0TCS TO UNVEIL NEW RETREAD PLANT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-to-unveil-new-retread-plant-management-systemhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-to-unveil-new-retread-plant-management-system#commentsThu, 13 Sep 2012 03:00:16 -0600adminhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-to-unveil-new-retread-plant-management-system<p>TCS Technologies announces its new cloud-based <strong>TreadTracks™</strong> retread plant management system will be on display at the upcoming <strong>ITEC 2012 Show</strong>, September 18-20 in Cleveland, OH. The system, which manages the retread process from the time the tire is picked up through the finished delivery, is an enterprise grade system handling operations from 1 to 100+ locations and gives unprecedented visibility as to how to most efficiently manage your retread plant.</p> <p><strong>TreadTracks™</strong> uses advanced touchscreen desktop and mobile interfaces to simplify the process for the end user and speed the flow of information throughout the system. By leveraging the interconnected components, managers can see in real-time the productivity of each aspect of their operations at each plant worldwide.</p> <p>“As TCS has been implementing TreadTracks™  to our beta partners, we have received the most excitement about the instantaneous feedback to everyone from the shop floor to upper management,” said Shawn Puckett, TCS’s Director of Business Development. “This enables companies to solve problems before they occur, make better decisions, and manage their supply chain much quicker and more efficiently than they have ever been able to do.”</p> <p>TreadTracks™ works with existing hardware and follows industry standard practices and procedures to make moving to the system extremely simple. All customer data is easily accessible so it can integrate with not only TCS’s TirePower™ software, but with most point of sale systems.</p> <p><strong>TreadTracks™</strong> workstations and mobile interfaces are ruggedized and made for a global workforce. They utilize a unique multilingual interface, allowing workers to operate in the native language, further reducing errors in the production process.</p> <p>“By leveraging our cloud technology, we take the worries of server management, software upgrades, and patches off of our customer’s minds and allow them to focus on managing their operation,” said Barry Reese, TCS President. “They’ll always have the latest software. The last thing any plant manager wants is for their operations to be stopped while they’re trying to troubleshoot technology problems.”<br /> Management features of the system include but are not limited to Production Scheduling, tracking of Raw Materials, Production and Fleet Reports, RAR tracking, and many more. Users of the system will be allowed to track tires through their retreading facility with bar code scanners, print labels at each checkpoint, and utilize long term tracking with the use of RFID tags.</p> <p><strong>Scheduled demonstrations will be given of this cutting-edge technology at the TCS booth (BOOTH # 632) during the upcoming ITEC 2012 Show in Cleveland, OH running from September 18-20. For more information about the TreadTracks™ System visit the TCS at the upcoming ITEC Show, or contact a TCS representative about TreadTracks™  at (888) 449-8473 or www.tcstire.com </strong></p> <p>About TCS Technologies:</p> <p>TCS Technologies, a Microsoft Certified Partner, develops and markets both off-the-shelf and custom tire software solutions, web applications, ecommerce platforms, and support and consulting services to tire companies across the US and Canada. TCS has built a product base, which continues to prove itself as a revenue increasing, business streamlining asset to any size tire business. TCS has tools unmatched in the industry, and customization within each of its products to cater to the way tire dealers and retreaders do business. TCS’s home office is located outside Nashville, TN with a second location in Salt Lake City, UT.</p> <p>CONTACT:</p> <p>TCS Technologies<br /> 888-449-8473<br /> sales@tcstire.com<br /> <a href="http://www.tcstire.com">http://www.tcstire.com</a></p> <p>Like Us on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/TCSTirePower">Facebook</a> | Follow Us on <a href="https://twitter.com/TCSTirePower">Twitter</a></p> /blog/view/tcs-to-unveil-new-retread-plant-management-system/feed0Employment Opportunity – Executive Sales Assistanthttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/employment-opportunity-executive-sales-assistanthttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/employment-opportunity-executive-sales-assistant#commentsWed, 05 Sep 2012 14:49:27 -0600Jessicahttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/employment-opportunity-executive-sales-assistant<p>The ideal candidate will be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision. This person must be exceedingly well organized, flexible and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting the director of sales as well as working on various tasks of a small to medium office of diverse people and programs.</p> <p>The ability to interact with staff (at all levels) in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role. Expert level written and verbal communication skills, strong decision making ability and attention to detail are equally important as well as the ability to listen and record important information and following through with action items.</p> <p><strong>MUST HAVE: </strong></p> <ul> <li>5+ years’ experience supporting at the executive level</li> <li>Excellent calendar management skills, including the coordination of complex executive meetings</li> <li>Experience assisting management with the creation of PowerPoint presentations and marketing materials</li> <li>Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook</li> <li>Experience scheduling travel arrangements for management</li> </ul> <p><strong>STRONGLY PREFER: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Support experience in a professional B2B services, sales or marketing environment</li> <li>Experience successfully creating and/or modifying processes</li> <li>Bachelor’s degree</li> </ul> <p><strong>The Executive Sales Assistant will: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Be responsible for calendar management, requiring interaction with both internal and external clients, as well as consultants and vendors, to coordinate a variety of meetings</li> <li>Communicate and handle sales, marketing and support tasks as assigned</li> <li>Assist with creation and/or preparation of sales and marketing materials</li> <li>Assist in pipeline/forecast preparation and management</li> <li>Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner</li> <li>Arrange travel schedule and reservations for executive management as needed</li> <li>Additional tasks as assigned while always prioritizing with a strong understanding of the company’s mission and sales goals.</li> </ul> <p><strong>To Apply send resume and cover letter with position in the subject to <a href="mailto:hr@tcstire.com">hr@tcstire.com</a>.</strong></p> /blog/view/employment-opportunity-executive-sales-assistant/feed0TCS Customer BlacksTire.com Raises $70,092 for the Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolinahttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-customer-blackstire-com-raises-70-092-for-the-boys-girls-homes-of-north-carolinahttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-customer-blackstire-com-raises-70-092-for-the-boys-girls-homes-of-north-carolina#commentsThu, 31 May 2012 10:50:11 -0600adminhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-customer-blackstire-com-raises-70-092-for-the-boys-girls-homes-of-north-carolina<p><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-1029" style="margin: 5px;" title="gI_63020_blacks tire fundraiser" src="http://tcstire.com/images/display/16" alt="gI_63020_blacks tire fundraiser" width="250" height="166" />Black&#8217;s Tire &amp; Auto Service, a 32-location tire and full service auto shop in North and South Carolina raised $70,092 for Boys &amp; Girls Homes of North Carolina.</p> <p>Since 1954 Boys &amp; Girls Homes of North Carolina has been a sanctuary for hurt children. Founder Mr. A.D. Peacock started the organization to help struggling families and young people who have been removed from their family due to abuse or neglect.</p> <p>Black&#8217;s Tire raises a record $70,092.00 at the 2012 BTS Charity Golf Tournament held on April 13, 2012 at Foxfire Golf and Resort. For over a decade, Black&#8217;s Tire has been a big supporter of Boys and Girls Homes of NC. Ricky Benton, owner of Black&#8217;s Tire and his wife Dianne Benton, have an understanding of the importance of strong parenting and a good home environment to children. They themselves have raised three boys who have become successful adults and are involved in the family business.</p> <p>The 2012 Black&#8217;s Tire Service Charity Golf Tournament was a charity to raise money for the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. It was held at the Foxfire golf and Resort on Friday, April 13, 2012. Over one hundred twenty eight players participated in the tournament, along with the one hundred hole sponsorships and corporate sponsors. Over all, the entire charity event was a huge success breaking the record of raising seventy thousand and ninety-two dollars.</p> <p>Over the many years the Benton&#8217;s and Black&#8217;s Tire Service have contributed more than $419,199.00 to the support of the children in the care of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. Boys and Girls homes President/CEO Gary Faircloth, who lived at the Homes during his high school years stated “I am touched deeply by the efforts of Ricky and Dianne Benton, their family, their Black&#8217;s Tire Service family and all their supporters. I am who I am today because of Boys and Girls Homes and I know how important the work of this agency is to the life of a child. Our children have awesome friends in the form of Black&#8217;s Tire Service and I deeply appreciate the support, and encouragement, that comes from the gifts provided by Black&#8217;s Tire Service. I extend a very deep and heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in these gifts to the children in our care.”</p> <p><strong>About Black&#8217;s Tire and Auto Service</strong></p> <p>Since 1929 Black&#8217;s Tire and Auto Service has been a family owned and operated business serving the North and South Carolina communities with quality tires and excellent automotive services. With over 32 locations in North and South Carolina to better serve their community, <a title="Tires in Raleigh NC" href="http://blackstire.com">tires Raleigh NC</a> and <a title="Tires at Charlotte NC Location" href="http://blackstire.com/tires-auto-repair-service-charlotte-nc">tires Charlotte NC</a> are just prime examples of the companies impact on the community. It&#8217;s because of Black&#8217;s Tires honest auto repair, excellent tire services, and their outstanding customer service, that customers keep returning.</p> <p>To see what Black&#8217;s Tire and Auto Service is all about visit them online at <a title="Black's Tire" href="http://blackstire.com">BlacksTire.com</a>, 877-847-3748, or email at info(at)blackstire(dot)com</p> <p>Black&#8217;s Tire and Auto Service website was built and powered by Tire Company Solutions (TCS) located at 500s. Walnut Ave. Cookeville, Tennessee to contact visit their website at <a title="Tire Company Solutions and Software" href="http://tcstire.com">http://www.tcstire.com</a></p> /blog/view/tcs-customer-blackstire-com-raises-70-092-for-the-boys-girls-homes-of-north-carolina/feed0TCS Takes Tire Sales ‘on-the-go’ with its Mobile Tire Search and Cataloghttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-takes-tire-sales-on-the-go-with-its-mobile-tire-search-and-cataloghttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-takes-tire-sales-on-the-go-with-its-mobile-tire-search-and-catalog#commentsTue, 15 May 2012 09:12:57 -0600adminhttp://tcstire.com/blog/view/tcs-takes-tire-sales-on-the-go-with-its-mobile-tire-search-and-catalog<p><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-1026" style="margin: 5px;" title="mobile-tireresults" src="http://tcstire.com/images/display/15" alt="mobile-tireresults" width="175" height="300" />TCS Technologies, regarded as a leading software and web applications provider for the tire and automotive industry, has launched several new features to its already implemented mobile tire dealer websites.  The highlight of this launch is a mobile tire and wheel search by vehicle, size or brand feature.  The new mobile tire search platform allows on-the-go consumers to research and shop tires and wheels in a mobile friendly platform offering accessibility to a dealer’s products and information in real-time from their website.</p> <p>“The launch of our new mobile tire search and catalog is a huge success for TCS, tire dealers and buyers everywhere,” states Marek Cerny, TCS Director of Retail Web Applications “One of the top three reasons consumers come to a tire dealer website is to research tires and wheels.  If they are coming from a mobile device, it is a necessity to provide the information they are looking for in a mobile friendly way.  The ability to locate dealer inventory, browse available tires and wheels and see a price or request a quote from a mobile device is invaluable.  A comprehensive catalog displaying a dealer’s product availability that fits in your pocket can save time and ultimately shape the success of your product. ”</p> <p>The announcement includes a family of features aimed to radically accelerate connecting the consumer to the dealer in a mobile friendly environment.  New mobile features available with TCS tire dealer websites include:</p> <p>·         Search for tires by vehicle, size or brand<br /> ·         Tire results pages pull data live from the dealer’s website and highlight tire specs, features and benefits of the tire, a picture of the tire, pricing if the dealer chooses or a Request a Quote option which sends the dealer an email including consumer contact information, vehicle and the specific tire in which the consumer is requesting more information<br /> ·         Search for a Dealer’s Location by  entering an address or zip code or allowing the site to access to the user’s GPS location<br /> ·         Live coupon and promotions feed from the website</p> <p>“We know our consumers are using mobile devices to both research our products and services and connect with us.  We receive around 25% of our website traffic from visitors on a mobile device however only 6% of our leads come from mobile.  With the addition of our mobile tire search and catalog, we anticipate a considerable increase in the amount of leads we are receiving from our website – particularly from our mobile visitors,”   stated Kevin McGee, McGee Tire District Manager.   “It is important to us to provide the best resources for our consumers to access McGee Tire, our products and services.  We compete against several national chains and our mobile site now gives a mobile tire shopping experience superior to my competition.”<br /> This launch is a second phase of mobile releases TCS has unveiled. “We will continue to invest in the development of our mobile products and services to create progressive solutions that connect consumer to retailer; ultimately selling more products and services.  Now more than ever, technology plays a vital role in a dealer’s success.  Our customers have solutions that not only connect consumers with the retailer but connect them in ways that stick,” remarked Kenny Pratt, Vice-President of Technology for TCS.  To access one of the TCS mobile optimized sites, visit <a href="http://mcgeetire.com">www.mcgeetire.com</a> from a smartphone or tablet.  Interested dealers should contact TCS at their website <a href="http://tcstire.com">www.tcstire.com</a> or 888-449-8473.</p> <p>About TCS Technologies:</p> <p>Tire Company Solutions, a Microsoft Certified Partner, develops and markets both off-the-shelf and custom tire software solutions, web applications, ecommerce platforms, and support and consulting services to tire companies across the US and Canada. TCS has built a product base which continues to prove itself as a revenue increasing, business streamlining asset to any size tire business. TCS has tools unmatched in the industry, and customization within each of its products to cater to the way tire dealers and retreaders do business. TCS’s home office is located outside Nashville, TN with a second location in Salt Lake City, UT.</p> <p>CONTACT:</p> <p>TCS Technologies<br /> 888-449-8473<br /> sales@tcstire.com<br /> http://www.tcstire.com<br /> Like Us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TireCompanySolutions">Facebook</a> | Follow Us on <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/tcstirepower">Twitter</a></p> /blog/view/tcs-takes-tire-sales-on-the-go-with-its-mobile-tire-search-and-catalog/feed0