TCS congratulates the ITDG group on the launch of ITDG Online. From concept, to design, to build, to Beta, to launch, ITDG has proven to be an innovative, forward thinking TCS partner. This intranet is what ITDG calls a “game changer” and the technology behind ITDG Online is the backbone of data integration. TCS looks forward to the growth of this technology and the group’s next step with ITDG Online.
ITDG Press Release 2-21-2012:
“The Independent Tire Dealers Group, LLC (ITDG) has launched a new ITDG Online intranet program allowing their members to access inventories of select members in different geographies across the country and order tires at the same time.”
(Cookeville, TN, February 22, 2012)
TCS Technologies, software and technology provider for the tire, automotive, and retread industry, announces the launch of mobile versions of their client’s retail websites and web applications; allowing easy access to the dealer’s website from a smartphone or tablet device. These mobile sites incorporate the main site’s content, yet emphasize the “go to” features consumers are accessing when surfing from their smartphone.
TCS decided to produce the mobile sites after research uncovered large numbers of tire and service consumers regularly use a mobile device to research local information about dealers, discount/savings opportunities and tire and service information in general. “We have closely watched the rapid growth of smartphone users accessing our deale ...[more]
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…
Tire companies used phone books and flyers around town to bring customers into their local tire stores. They used radio announcements, pop-up ads on websites, direct mailers, and more!
Well guess what… if you’re interested in bringing your tire company to the next level; you have to become a social machine! Now we’re not talking about the kind of machines you use in your shops to change tires, we’re talking about the machine you envision your company being.
Think of the Internet as just one BIG social network. There are literally millions of websites out there that allow all the millions of people online, to share their experiences, their stories, their thoughts, images, compla ...[more]
Cookeville, TN (December 7, 2011) – TCS Technologies, software and technology provider for the tire, automotive, and retread industry, announces a formal partnership with Gary Ingber and Tim Loden, founders of Open Road Technologies, to bring to market a complete retread software solution for today’s retreaders. Many independent retreading companies already recognize the value of this partnership and have committed themselves to the TCS retreading software solution.
Mr. Gary Ingber, past president of Open Road Technologies, team leader, and original designer of the RoadWare Tire Tracking Management System (RoadWare) software, has partnered with TCS to build a comprehensive retread package, offered as a stand-alone application, or fully integrated within TCS’s Tire Core software system. Mr. Ingber is managing the development of the retread software, until it is successfully operational in the retreading facilities already ...[more]
Bowie, MD– The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced today that TCS Technologies has signed the first subscription to the Association’s newly created TPMS Database. The Database incorporates all of the information in TIA’s highly successful TPMS Relearn Chart into a file that can be linked with point-of-sale (POS) software so the TPMS requirements for each specific make and model can be printed directly on the work order.
“The TPMS Database was created to give retailers another option for handling the TPMS relearn and service requirements for domestic and import vehicles,” said Kevin Rohlwing, TIA Senior Vice President of Training. “By creating a data file of the TPMS Relearn Chart, we are now able to provide this valuable information in multiple formats so we can meet the needs of any size retailer. TCS was the first software provider to approach us after the release during the Global Tire Expo (GTE) and we a ...[more]
On Tuesday, June 7th, Tire Business hosted a Facebook Q&A session on their Facebook Fan Page. The tire industry community was invited to participate and get answers to their social media questions from TCS.
Tire Business’ Alaina Scott, circulated news of the event in her AboutTBlog post: “Getting Answers to Your Social Media Questions”.
In her post, she extended an invitation to the tire industry community to consider social media str ...[more]
Back on May 18, 2011, Modern Tire Dealer posted this breaking news article, Walmart finds another way to take your customers away. In this article, Modern Tire Dealer noted that, “By June, the world’s largest retailer is expected to have a new program in place na ...[more]
Social Media Marketing is a way that businesses and organizations can proactively engage their customers via channels such as Facebook.com, YouTube.com and Twitter.com. These social media channels are the places where customers, your company’s customers, are spending many hours of their days and weeks.
In the past few months, both Tire Business and TCS have published information about Social Media Marketing. TCS advises clients that participating in Social Media Marketing provides your company fairly instant communication with your customers about special offers on your products or services.
Back on April 21, 2011, Tire Business published an article about McGee Auto Service & Tires acquiring eight Tampa Bay area Superior Auto Stores. “The Superior Auto stores generate most of their revenue from auto service, Mike McGee said, which makes them a good fit with McGee Auto’s retail business, which derives about 70 percent of sales from service.”
The transition from Superior to McGee’s began in late April. McGee Auto Preside Mike McGee told Tire Business, “…the transition’s been going smoothly so far, aided by several factors, including common computer systems, experienced personnel, ...[more]
Congratulations to Tires 1st of Miller Road for becoming a Tire Review Top Shop finalist. While their shop is not ideally located within Columbus, GA, they manage to sell 24,000 tires from their one location, not including sales to car dealers and more than 2,400 retreaded commercial tires. Tom Hargrove and Mark Morrison, owners of Tires 1st, have been TCS customers since 2007 and continue to be valuable assets as we continue to evolve our products and services. In the January edition of Tire Review, Tires 1st outlines 5 key areas they contribute to their success:
1. It Pays to Advertise
2. Personal Relationships are Key
3. Keep Community-Involved
4. Overcoming Business Challenges
5. Leverage Vendor Marketing Expertise
In addition to being co-owner of Tires 1st, recently Mr. Morrison has expanded his talents int ...[more]
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