eBay have announced the eBay Motors-CarAdvise partnership to expand the marketplace’s Tire Installation Program for shoppers in the US.
The new partnership with CarAdvise initially adds 3,500 tire shops to eBay’s tire installer network including top national chains like Firestone, Tires Plus, National Tire and Battery, and the Tire Kingdom. Thousands of additional brand name shops within the CarAdvise network are planned to roll out over the coming months. eBay Motors’ shoppers now have access to more than ten times the amount of current tire listings that offer installation services at check out, with more to be added later during the year.
How does it work?
Through the collaboration with CarAdvise, auto buyers shop top tire brands and conveniently add professional installation services with their purchase. At check-out, customers are prompted to choose a service provider in their local area and complete the transaction. Following payment on eBay, customers easily select a preferred date and time for their installation appointment and can even add additional services like a wheel alignment or oil change via the CarAdvise platform.
eBay’s tire installation program
In 2017, eBay first introduced Tire Installation Services in Germany and the United States. With initial 9,000 locations across the country, shoppers have the ability to bundle new tire purchases with professional installation in their local area. The feature ships customers’ tire purchases directly to nearby automotive repair shops for installation at no additional cost.
The expansion of the Tire Installation Program is another example of eBay’s investment to improve the shopping experience through personalised shopping.
In 2018, eBay announced partnerships with Handy, Porch and InstallerNet to launch eBay’s installation services, in which shoppers have the ability to add a professional service for installation at checkout across home and electronic categories.
eBay say that they will continue to make enhancements to the shopping experience and invest in opportunities to expand its selection, value and trusted, service offerings to meet the needs of shoppers.