I’ve always wondered how people fit car tyres that they buy on eBay – I guess they pay their local tyre fitter to do the job. To make it easier, eBay has today unveiled a new Tyre Installation service, providing buyers with the opportunity to have their tyres fitted to their vehicle for as little as £1.
Launched in partnership with online tyre retailer Blackcircles, the new service enables you to have tyres fitted by a verified installer in your chosen location. Buyers will be shown the option to add installation at the point of purchase, and again at checkout.
I checked for locations near to where I live in Thatcham and there are 5 local garages and a couple of dozen within 25 miles to pick from which suggests coverage is pretty good (To put 1200 sites into perspective, it’s way more locations than Argos have stores).
19,000 new tyres are purchased on average every month on eBay UK. eBay’s new Tyre Installation service will offer those buyers an end-to-end shopping experience with tyre installation on over 10,000 unique products at over 1,200 locations across the UK.
“As one of the nation’s favourite places to buy their car parts online, it seems only right that we should be assisting shoppers with installation too. Offering buyers the option to have their tyres fitted felt like a natural progression and helps with our aim to provide every individual shopper with the ultimate buying experience. At this time of year, we often see a spike in winter tyre purchases as Brits prepare for the cold snap. In November last year, searches for “winter tyres” on the site increased 69% month on month. I’m delighted that we are now not only able to offer buyers a full range of tyres but, by partnering with Blackcircles, to help with installation too.”
– Kevin Steward, Head of Sales, Vehicle Parts & Accessories, UK Trading at eBay
eBay’s Tyre Installation service is live on the site now across inventory from the top 20 tyre brands, including Continental, Michelin and Pirelli.