eBay expands its motors marketplace and platform with new features and services

eBay expands its motors marketplace and platform with new features and services

 

New eBay offerings include partnership with TrueCar to help shop and compare new vehicles.

San Jose, California, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Expanding its motors marketplace and platform, eBay announces the addition of new features and services to deliver a more personalized and innovative experience to automotive buyers. eBay Motors is adding tire installation services to its offerings, beginning in Germany this month and in the U.S. this summer. Additionally, an improved site experience will debut enhanced shopping features, such as a partnership with TrueCar in the U.S., to offer buyers helpful tools when shopping for new vehicles.

“At eBay we’re focused on providing the most convenient shopping experience for our customers,” said Jay Hanson, eBay’s Vice President of North America Merchandising, Hard Goods. “Adding auto services as well as the TrueCar integration showcases our commitment to extending value and insight to buyers around the world.”

Pairing Quality Inventory and Seamless Tire Installation

For the first time, eBay is adding a new service to its Motors platform, giving shoppers the ability to bundle new tire purchases with professional installation in their local area. With this new feature, tires will conveniently ship directly to nearby automotive repair shops for installation. The new option begins this month in Germany, and will be rolled out to the U.S. later this summer.

A Redesigned Motors Destination

eBay is also unveiling a new Motors homepage experience for desktop. The improved homepage offers enhanced search and browsing features for a massive selection of vehicles – both new and used – as well as parts & accessories.

In a new partnership with TrueCar in the U.S., eBay shoppers will have access to deeper insights into new vehicle pricing to quickly compare car prices.

“eBay is committed to enhancing its marketplace with the best information and buying experience it can provide to its shoppers,” said Chip Perry, TrueCar’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “TrueCar’s pricing and Certified Dealer Network deepens and expands eBay’s new car experience and we are excited to launch this enhanced platform.”

Offering Best-in-Class Variety & Resources

The eBay Motors platform also continues to personalize each shopper’s journey by offering customized fitment with My Garage, as well as trusted programs like WeGoLook1, Assurant Protection Plan2, and Vehicle Protection3. From general maintenance and small upgrades to a full restoration of a beloved classic car, eBay Motors offers buyers great deals, fast delivery and any part one might ever need.

eBay by the Numbers (U.S.)*

  • 3 parts or accessories sold every second
  • An engine or engine component is sold every 12 seconds
  • 1 wheel or tire part sold every 7 seconds
  • An exterior part is sold every 3 seconds

1  WeGoLook: Provides eBay Motors vehicle shoppers with on-site inspections for any vehicle, motorcycle, RV, powersport or boat in the U.S., at a discounted rate as low as $69 per inspection.

2 Assurant Protection Program: Through the plan, eBay Motors shoppers can purchase extended service contracts on new, used, and refurbished automotive parts and accessories.

3eBay’s Vehicle Protection Program covers up to $100,000 for eligible purchases on eBay Motors for vehicle non-delivery, missing title, or major undisclosed defects. Buyers are automatically enrolled in the program at no charge. Learn more about what’s covered and eligibility here.

* Data as of Q1 2017 for eBay.com

Contact:

408) 376-7400

Source: eBay

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The Jean Coutu Group launches services to contribute to a safe and healthy travel

Varennes, Quebec, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (The “Corporation” or the “Jean Coutu Group”) and the pharmacist-owners affiliated with its network announce the launch of several services to contribute to a safe and healthy travel.

“Many people travel this time of the year! That’s why it’s important to offer them accessible services to plan their vacation,” says Richard Mayrand, Executive Vice-President, Pharmacy and Government Affairs of the Jean Coutu Group.

Vaccination Centre

More than 190 Jean Coutu-affiliated pharmacies located in all regions of Quebec offer the opportunity to meet a nurse who can assess the needs of travellers and administer the necessary vaccines on site before departure. The list of vaccination centres is available here.

Consultation: Possibilities of Bill 41

According to the act Prescribing a medication when no diagnosis is required, the pharmacist can now:

  • Prescribe to treat traveller’s diarrhea
  • Prescribe to prevent malaria and acute mountain sickness

Pharmacists have always been able to advise travellers on the various measures and precautions to be taken depending on the destination. Pharmacists are also available to guide patients in selecting the right medications to bring, how they are stored and their use.

Preparation checklist:

A checklist has been developed to help travellers remember important items when making travel preparations. This document is available in store or among several other tips in the new section: travelhealth.jeancoutu.com.

About The Jean Coutu Group
The Jean Coutu Group is one of the most trusted names in Canadian pharmacy retailing. The Corporation operates a network of 418 franchised stores in Québec, New Brunswick and Ontario under the banners of PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique, PJC Santé and PJC Santé Beauté, which employs more than 20,000 people. Furthermore, the Jean Coutu Group owns Pro Doc Ltd (“Pro Doc”), a Quebec‐based subsidiary and manufacturer of generic drugs.

Contact:

Frédéric D. Tremblay
Director, Public Relations and Social Media
450 646‐9611, ext. 1400
ftremblay@jeancoutu.com

Source: The Jean Coutu (PJC) Group Inc.

John Lewis reveals services and brands that will be available in its new Chelmsford shop

London, 2016-Aug-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has today revealed the services and brands that will be available in its new Chelmsford shop, with fashion and beauty taking the lead.

Opening on the 29 September, John Lewis Chelmsford is the anchor shop at the brand new Bond Street development. In addition to over 65,000 products, the shop will bring together some of the best services that John Lewis has to offer; from a Kuoni travel concession to its renowned Home Design Service and a new Bar:Cafe concept from Benugo, allowing customers to enjoy a glass of prosecco or Benugo’s signature coffee whilst they shop.

It will have the largest beauty hall out of all of John Lewis’s small full-line department stores at 7,900 sq ft, with 14 premium beauty counters including M.A.C, Charlotte Tilbury and Nars. Chelmsford will also feature fashion brands including Ralph Lauren, Whistles, Finery and John Lewis’s new own-brand luxury womenswear label Modern Rarity. More information on these services and brands can be found below.

Laura Rawstron, Branch Manager at John Lewis Chelmsford, said: ‘Fashion and beauty will be John Lewis Chelmsford’s forte and I am excited to announce the brands that will make the shop a key destination for shoppers in Essex. We’ve carefully curated brands that we know the Chelmsford community will enjoy and very much look forward to opening the shop on the 29 September.’

Key services and brands include:

Fashion
Fashion fans will be tempted with our new own-brand luxury womenswear label, Modern Rarity, offering 90 items from its AW16 collection of soft earthy tones designed for layering and creating beautiful silhouettes. Other brands to feature at John Lewis Chelmsford include Ralph Lauren, Finery, Mulberry, Michael Kors, Whistles, Trilogy, REISS and Diesel. When it comes to stylish accessories, Michael Kors and Mulberry handbags will also be on offer.

For those who want expert fashion advice for a special occasion or wardrobe makeover, John Lewis’s Personal Styling team will offer three levels of personal styling to choose from, including the Style Express and Style Experience options, through to Style Profile which analyses everything from your personality to body shape in order to advise on your ideal colour pallette and new wardrobe.

Beauty
John Lewis Chelmsford’s beauty hall is 7,900 sq ft, the biggest out of all of our small full-line department stores. Situated on the ground floor by the main entrance of the shop, there will be 14 premium beauty counters offering a whole host of brands including Charlotte Tilbury, M.A.C, Nars, Tom Ford, Bobbi Brown, Clarins, Clinique, Dior, Estee Lauder, Jo Malone, Lancome, Liz Earle, Urban Decay and YSL.

Community Matters
Community Matters is our charitable giving scheme that runs throughout our shops. Every three months John Lewis Chelmsford will select three community groups to help. Customers will then be directly involved in deciding how much each nominated group receives, by using a token to vote for the organisation they’d like to support. The first three charities to receive support will be The Lovely Lily-Mae Organisation, Farleigh Hospice and Chelmsford City Mencap Football Club.

Additional Services
Customers can enjoy dining in John Lewis’ Place to Eat Cafe in addition to the Benugo Cafe:Bar. Other services include a Home Design Service, nursery advice, a Kuoni travel concession and a Bureau de Change which will offer 60 different currencies.

These services and brands were revealed during a construction tour of the shop this week, which is now entering the final weeks of internal fit-out and has provided over 300 retail jobs.

Throughout the construction process, the project has:

  • Laid enough ceramic floor tiles throughout the shop to cover the entire footprint of the Rio ‘Maracana Olympic Stadium’
  • Installed enough FSC plywood sheeting that when stacked on top of each other,  would be higher than the statue of ‘Christ the Redeemer’ in Rio
  • Used enough plasterboard to fill 20 Olympic sized swimming pools
  • Utilised enough paint to colour all the lines around the Rio Olympic running track 750 times
  • An Olympian would need to run 31 marathons to reach the same length of cables used within the building.

Notes to editors
John Lewis
– John Lewis operates 46 John Lewis shops across the UK (32 department stores, 12 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2) as well as johnlewis.com. It is part of the John Lewis Partnership, the UK’s largest example of worker co-ownership and all 30,000 John Lewis staff are Partners in the business.

John Lewis stocks more than 350,000 separate lines in its department stores and johnlewis.com across fashion, home and technology, and was named  ‘Best In-Store Experience’, ‘Best Clothing Retailer,’ ‘Best Electricals Retailer,’ ‘Best Furniture Retailer,’ ‘Best Homewares Retailer’ and ‘Best Click & Collect Retailer’ in the 2016 Verdict Customer Satisfaction awards.

Johnlewis.com is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK. John Lewis Insurance offers a range of comprehensive insurance products – home, car, wedding and event, travel and pet insurance and life cover – delivering the values of expertise, trust and customer service expected from the John Lewis brand.

You can follow John Lewis on the following social media channels:
www.johnlewis.com/twitter
www.johnlewis.com/facebook
www.johnlewis.com/youtube.

Contact:

Vikki Speed
Senior Communications Officer, Corporate & Brand
Telephone: 0207 931 4921
Email: vikki.speed@johnlewis.co.uk

Source: John Lewis

SOCAR Energy Switzerland orders hardware, software and services from Wincor Nixdorf for its 149 Swiss service stations

Zurich-based SOCAR Energy Switzerland GmbH has ordered hardware, software and services from Wincor Nixdorf for its 149 Swiss service stations. In Switzerland, SOCAR runs tanker truck, fuel tank, oil, gas and aviation fuel operations alongside its service stations. The solutions from Wincor Nixdorf are intended to provide a real customer experience at service stations and to improve processes on the forecourt and payment processes in the store.

Paderborn, Germany, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — In detail, Wincor Nixdorf will be installing 200 Beetle/M III point-of-sale systems, the NAMOS software and 149 Fusion 6000 forecourt controllers at SOCAR’s service stations.

In addition to the hardware and software, the contract covers rollout and training, first, second, and third-level services, and all the field service. The redesigned checkout zone in particular features an innovative rotatable monitor connected to the POS system. This allows the cashier to switch from attended mode to the self-service NAMOS user interface so that customers can use a credit or debit card to complete purchases on a self-checkout basis as an alternative. The 66 service stations currently operated by SOCAR itself will additionally be equipped with Wincor Nixdorf’s CINEO 6010 cash management system, which ensures greater security at the POS for cashiers as well as for cash holdings during the night.

“We have chosen Wincor Nixdorf as a strategic partner because it is an innovative solution provider that operates beyond the classic petroleum business, bringing technologies and trends from its leadership in the general retail sector to our service stations and thus meeting SOCAR’s requirements as a premium brand. Wincor Nixdorf’s POS systems, cash management components and exceptionally forecourt expertise will play an important role in making SOCAR stand out in the market,” says Edgar Bachmann, CEO of SOCAR Energy Switzerland.

“We are very pleased at SOCAR’s confidence in us and our solutions, which will contribute in particular to fast, easy, and secure payment transactions at service stations. SOCAR can count on a solution platform that not only meets today’s market requirements but also those of the future,” Horst von Wels, Vice President and Head of Service Stations International (SSI) at Wincor Nixdorf, points out.

Wincor Nixdorf is a leading vendor of IT solutions and systems for retail banks, retailers and service stations, and its Service Stations International unit is ideally positioned to cover end-to-end processes for service station operations with its ecosystem consisting of the NAMOS software and services suite and the BEETLE POS system family. All the important functions for an entire service station are provided on a standardized global platform. This solution is appealing to global, regional and national oil companies, brand dealers, service stations with a high level of customer traffic, fleet operators and independent service stations alike.

About SOCAR
SOCAR Energy Switzerland GmbH has a workforce of 800 employees at its head office in Zurich and at other fully owned subsidiaries. After the SOCAR group acquired all shares in Esso Schweiz GmbH, and consequently its network of service stations, the first station to bear the SOCAR livery featuring the national colors of Azerbaijan took up operations on September 12, 2012 in Zurich. This was the first step in the gradual replacement of the Esso brand in Switzerland by SOCAR. The change of brand was practically completed in the second quarter of 2014. SOCAR now stands for high-quality products and first-class services in Switzerland, and is setting new standards in the local service station and energy market. The management of SOCAR Energy Switzerland under its Swiss CEO Edgar Bachmann has decades of international experience.

Contact:

Phone: +49 5251 / 693 30
E-Mail: info@wincor-nixdorf.com

Source: Wincor Nixdorf