TCS Technologies Congratulates Boyd’s Tire & Service and Epperly Tire & Auto Centers

16th October 2013 by ericapwilkerson

TCS Technologies extends its warmest congratulations to Boyd’s Tire and Service of Columbus, Ohio and Epperly Tire & Auto Centers in Columbus, Georgia, both WebPower™, tire dealer website, customers of TCS, for recently being recognized by Mighty Auto Parts for giving back to their communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Boyd’s Tire and Service was recognized with Mighty’s “Mightiest of the Mighty” 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’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.

Hoover and the Make It Fit Foundation credits their loyal supporters for their success in helping to “fit” the missing pieces together to hopefully one day find a cure for Autism.

David Epperly of Epperly Tire & Auto Centers was recognized for a community outreach program his shop calls “Changing Oil, Changing Lives”. 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.

“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’s and Epperly, it really means something extra to me” says TCS team member Kirsten Wilson, Marketing Consultant to both companies.

Learn more about these great programs by clicking on the program names above and follow the links. Click Boyd’s Tire and Service and Epperly Tire & Auto Centers to learn more about these giving companies.

NEW TCS FACEBOOK APP DESIGNED TO SELL TIRES AND GAIN MORE FACEBOOK FANS

15th October 2013 by ericapwilkerson

like-us-appTCS, 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 fan 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.

“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.

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 homepage 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.

Epperly Tire & 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 & Auto Centers owner, to come up with the double conversion.  Website visitors who shop for tires on www.epperlytire.com are presented with an incentive based call to action next to each tire presented in the search results: “Get A Quote & $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 confirmation page presenting the option to “Schedule Now for an Additional Savings!” or “Like Us on Facebook & 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.”

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 sales@tcstire.com

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 industry’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.

About Epperly Tire & Auto Centers

Epperly Tire & Auto Centers, a Tire & 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.

About Tire Pros of Frederick

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.

Contact:

TCS Technologies

888-449-8473

sales@tcstire.com

http://www.tcstire.com

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TCS MOVES CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS TO NEW LOCATION IN SUPPORT OF CONTINUED BUSINESS EXPANSION

15th October 2013 by ericapwilkerson
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.
“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.”
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.
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
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:

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.

“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.”

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.

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

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:

3313 Williams Enterprise Dr.

Cookeville, TN 38506

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.

Contact:

TCS Technologies

888-449-8473

sales@tcstire.com

http://www.tcstire.com

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TCS Launches License Plate Vehicle Look-Up For Retail Websites

6th June 2013 by twulff

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.


Technologies, a leader in tire and automotive service internet marketing 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.

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.image008

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.

“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.

“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.

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, emailsales@tcstire.com or visit www.tcstire.com.

The new feature can be found by visiting one of the participating dealer sites at:

www.mcgeetire.com

www.yourtiresource.com

www.bcstirepros.com

www.cannontire.net

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.

Contact:

TCS Technologies
888-449-8473
sales@tcstire.com
http://www.tcstire.com

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