Sears is soaring after saying it will team up with Amazon on tires
- Sears shares skyrocketed more than 16% Wednesday after the company announced it will partner with Amazon on tires.
- Sears Auto Centers will provide Amazon customers with tire services such as installation and balancing.
- The retailer has been selling off brands and real estate to stay afloat.
- Its shares have fallen more than 70% over the last 12 months.
- Watch Sears trade in real time here.
Sears soared more than 16% Wednesday after the retailer announced it will partner with Amazon to provide tire services. Customers who order tires off of Amazon.com will be provided with full-service tire installation and balancing, the company said in a press release.
The agreement makes Sears the first nationwide auto service center to offer Amazon Ship-to-Store tire solutions. Amazon customers can select their tires and Sears Auto location online along with a preferred date and time for tire installation. The service will initially launch in 8 cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
The announcement comes as the retailer has been struggling for years to turn around it business. Sears, known for selling an assortment of home products from shoes to vacuum cleaners, has been selling off brands and real estate as it fights for its survival.
Its shares have fallen more than 70% over the last 12 months and are down 15% this year.
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