Enhancements expand market leading offering to help Dealers Sell More Stuff!™


ARI’s upgraded automotive tire and wheel dealer website platform includes user tools to increase service department revenue; instant search results to increase quote requests; and enhanced tire information to improve consumer shopping experience.

Milwaukee, Wis., July 22, 2013– 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 that it has upgraded its award-winning website platform used by independent automotive tire and wheel dealers.

“This release further demonstrates our commitment to providing independent automotive tire and wheel dealers a website solution that will consistently generate traffic, quotes and sales, ” said Roy W. Olivier, President and CEO of ARI. “This is a highly competitive market and, as a result, dealers need cost-effective, easy-to-use solutions that will help them differentiate their dealership from their competition and consistently generate more online and in-store sales, ” added Olivier.

Highlights of the upgrade include:

New ARI-Powered User Tools Increase Service Department Revenue
Power User Tools now enable independent tire and wheel dealers to upsell additional products and services to buyers. When a consumer adds tire installation to the shopping cart, dealers now have the option to display additional services and add-ons at MSRP or special pricing.

Services Added to Instant Search Results Increase Quotes
The frequently-used Instant Search bar quickly displays a complete list of services available and takes buyers directly to the appropriate page for more information based on their selection.

Enhanced Tire Information Improves Consumer Shopping Experience
ARI has taken the mystery out of industry-standard tire codes, including speed rating and load index. Consumer-friendly descriptions make it easier for consumers to select the best tire or wheel for their vehicle.

About ARI
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 http://www.arinet.com/about-ari/ari-overview/.

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For More Information, contact
Jon M. Lintvet, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-414-973-4300,  Jon.Lintvet@arinet.com; or
Gregory V. Taylor, CFA, Three Part Advisors, +1-214-295-8370,  gtaylor@threepa.com