MILWAUKEE, May 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARI Network Services (OTCBB:ARIS), a leading provider of website, software and data solutions that help dealers, distributors, and manufacturers Sell More Stuff!™, announced today the release of a major upgrade to its website platform used by automotive tire and wheel dealers.
"As the market leader of dealer website solutions for independent tire and wheel dealers, it's critical we deliver exceptional products to our customers. This is consistent with ARI's core P.R.I.D.E values and our commitment to rapid innovation," said Roy W. Olivier, President and CEO of ARI. "This release supports the unique needs of these dealers and dramatically improves the overall usability and effectiveness of the websites. Upgrades to the mobile shopping and purchase experience, streamlined quote and service requests, and new tire and wheel comparison shopping and packaging will help dealers generate more online and in-store sales," added Olivier.
Highlights of the upgrade include:
Empowering Consumers on Mobile Devices to Research and Buy Online
ARI expanded the website platform's mobile compatibility to include real-time pricing by location, browsing services by location, and the ability to either schedule an appointment or request a quote by phone or online.
New Quote and Service Request Options Make it Easier for Consumers to Request More Information
Enhanced quote and service forms display real-time pricing for tires, wheels and installation, as applicable, and automatically add all of the pertinent vehicle fitment data to the service request. Additionally, consumers can schedule service and request quotes directly from the shopping cart. Both enhancements are designed to reduce the amount of information consumers are required to enter manually, and increase quote and service requests.
Powerful Tire and Wheel Comparison and Packaging Options Generate More Sales
An enhanced vehicle look-up option enables consumers to quickly find and compare wheels and tires for their car, truck, or SUV. The new "Wheels to Fit" and "Tires to Fit" options make it easier for consumers to custom-bundle products. Additionally, dealers are able to feature their most profitable brands to their consumers with smart website management tools, resulting in higher quote values and greater revenue per sale.
"We are committed to providing our customers with solutions that meet the growing demands of consumers," said Jon M. Lintvet, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Product of ARI. "We are confident that this release, as well as additional planned upgrades coming soon, will help our dealers differentiate themselves in the marketplace and sell more products and services online and in-store."
ARI Network Services, Inc. ("ARI") creates award-winning software-as-a-service ("SaaS") and data-as-a-service ("DaaS") solutions that help more than 2,100 independent automotive tire and wheel dealers spanning over 3,400 retail locations Sell More Stuff!™ — online and in-store.
We remove the complexity of selling and servicing new and used inventory, parts, garments, and accessories ("PG&A") for customers in select vertical markets, including the automotive tire and wheel, powersports, outdoor power equipment, marine, RV and appliance industries. A proprietary library of enriched, original equipment and aftermarket content powers our innovative products. More than 22,000 equipment dealers, 195 distributors and 140 manufacturers worldwide leverage our eCatalog and Website platforms to increase service revenue, online sales and generate leads. For more information on ARI, please visit the company's investor relations website at www.investor.arinet.com.
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