Etyres seeks more franchisees in key areas after boom in its online sales

The tyre market has got a 21st century business concept in the form of Etyres’ online sales, which boasts of the lowest overheads in the industry.

While starting your own business during the economic downturn was becoming riskier in the UK, Etyres’ online tyre retailing was making people a winner. Etyres sells tyres at a price 40% lower than at leading tyre depots. This has attracted large numbers of drivers to online buying due to the substantial savings.

The national call centres of Etyre receive online orders which are dealt with by a network of franchisees that render the tyre fitting service locally. Vicki Butler-Henderson of Channel 5 and Eamonn Holmes of Sky TV have endorsed Etyres’ online service.

Etyres intends to expand its franchise all over the UK. According to its managing director Tony Bowman, company telephones continue to ring constantly, since everybody wants savings on essential items like car tyres. This has made company sales boom. He added that in spite of 70 franchisees across the UK, the company still needed more in key areas including Liverpool, South East London, Manchester and Southampton.

The franchisee could operate a man-in-van business or run a management franchise overseeing brand development in a territory, while employees could fit tyres and batteries across the territory as per customer orders. This could later turn into a multi-van firm and as business grew, a second or third territory could be acquired to multiply profits.

The franchise is available to a single person enterprise or a partnership with no bar on the age of the franchisees.