The roll out will start in the forthcoming weeks to get those who are living in reach of 4-7 Sears Auto Centers in two metropolitan areas: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The service will gradually go at Sears' significantly more than four hundred Automobile Centers across the US, to reach greater of Amazon's customers. Sears said Wednesday that Amazon shoppers can now ship tires to 47 Sears Auto Centers in eight cities, including Chicago, Dallas and NY.
Sears also announced that its DieHard brand tires would be sold on Amazon for the first time, though its auto centers will install any type of tire purchased on Amazon's website. The store announced at its annual meeting on Wednesday that it will offer tire installation for orders from online retailer Amazon. Sears Auto Centers then contacts them to confirm their appointment.
He/she chooses "Yes, so I need those tires sent to and installed in Sears automobile Center".
It's the latest deal between Sears and Amazon as the struggling department store operator seeks to boost sales.
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The tire installation service is 47 Sears Auto Centers in eight markets, including Chicago, Dallas, and NY and will eventually roll it out to all 400 of its auto centers nationwide in the coming weeks.
A Sears spokesman spoke to CNBC and gave details on the process.
The spokesman said that there will be a standard installation fee paid to Sears. As part of the buying experience, Amazon's customers will also be able to book a time and date for the tire installations. Last year, Amazon started selling Sears' Kenmore brand of appliances such as ovens and washing machines as well as DieHard vehicle batteries.
Amazon.com, Inc. shares were trading at $1,604.95 per share on Wednesday afternoon, up $12.56 (+0.79%).