Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Dealers and P.C.s Now Get Free Shipping

You asked for it, and here it is – Dealers and Preferred Customers now get free shipping on qualifying orders. This move helps you reduce your costs, simplify business, earn new customers and retain current customers, ultimately boosting your bottom line. New shipping and discount rates take effect Jan. 8, 2018.

We adjusted the discounts we offer on Dealer orders to help you save. As the table below shows, orders less than $350 ($450 Can.) pay a flat shipping rate of only $11.99 ($13.99 Can.). Historically, you had to calculate shipping based on product weights. The new flat rate simplifies your business and helps you more easily provide accurate, fast quotes for customers. Orders above those thresholds receive free shipping, further simplifying business. Also, the threshold for qualifying for a 10 percent product discount has been reduced to $9,000 ($10,250 Can.) to counterbalance Dealer and P.C. sales that may shift from you, the sponsoring Dealer, directly to AMSOIL due to free shipping.

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See the January AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

New Certification Requirements

For ultimate success, it’s crucial for customers to receive proper service and support from Dealers. To ensure customers are assigned to Dealers who are willing, available and knowledgeable, the minimum qualifications for Dealers to receive customers from AMSOIL INC. have been modified.

To be eligible to receive new, buying customers from AMSOIL, Dealers must meet the basic qualifications for Certification and at least one of the following business activity markers:

New Dealers (< 1 Year)
• 2 or more new qualified customers*

Existing Dealers (> 1 Year)
• 4 or more new qualified customers within the past 12 months*
• 24 or more active, buying customers and 2 or more new qualified customers in the past 12 months.**
• More than $10,000 in personal product purchases plus 5 or more buying customers and 2 or more new qualified customers in the past 12 months.**

*Excluding assigned customers
**Includes Dealers, P.C.s and accounts

See the January AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

New Dealer Zone

The AMSOIL Dealer Zone is undergoing major renovations this year. It will feature an updated, more responsive design (allowing it to be automatically resized to fit screens of any size), a streamlined contact form (to route your questions to the right personnel for quicker answers), updated search functionality and improved navigation. The existing version of the Dealer Zone will still be accessible for 90 days during the transition.

New Business-Building Resource for Dealers

Over the past several months, we've committed to simplifying the Dealer opportunity for new Dealers and helping them hit the ground running. For example, we recently introduced changes to Dealer memberships, including the new Dealer Kit. The Dealer Quick-Start Guide (G3472) that comes with the kit answers new Dealers' basic questions and provides guidance during the early stages of their business.

To provide additional support, we've created the Dealer Game Plan. It's a 30-page PDF document housed in the Dealer Zone that builds upon the foundation established in the Quick-Start Guide. The Dealer Game Plan provides instructions on setting business goals, the AMSOIL Buy-Sell Process, building a prospect list, using social media and other important steps in starting an AMSOIL business. It includes a list of activities new Dealers should complete at their own pace and on their own schedule. Links to important resources in the Dealer Zone and on amsoil.com are included throughout for maximum convenience. We designed the Dealer Game Plan not only to provide Dealers direction for building their business, but to inspire them to realize the success they envisioned when they signed up.

Spend some time reviewing the Dealer Game Plan to familiarize yourself with its contents. Though designed for new Dealers, long-time Dealers may find it helpful for jump-starting their businesses, too. Use it in your recruiting efforts and share it with new Dealers in your personal group. If they have questions, work through it with them. Click the Dealer Game Plan icon on the Dealer Zone homepage at myaccount.amsoil.com to download copies.

?zo= A Powerful Addition to Your Dealer Toolbox

Reach out to prospective AMSOIL customers and Dealers with a personalized Dealer-number transferring link. It’s the easiest and fastest way to follow up on potential orders, purchases and applications.

How to Use Your Dealer-Number Transferring Links:
1. Get the mobile phone number or email address of the prospective customer/Dealer to follow up with him or her.
2. Find and copy the URL of the AMSOIL.com webpage relevant to the prospect’s particular interest.
3. At the end of the webpage URL, type ?zo= and your Dealer number.
4. Send this Dealer-number transferring link to your prospective customer/Dealer via text message or email.

Why Use Dealer-Number Transferring Links?
• Point potential customers and Dealers directly to relevant product info, program applications and more in one easy click.
• Your Dealer number will be linked when they visit any page on AMSOIL.com (up to 30 days). That means you’ll get credit for referring them when they make purchases or submit applications.

For more information, search “How do I create a Dealer-number transferring link to another page on amsoil.com?” in the Knowledgebase (located in the Dealer Zone).

Ea15K20 Oil Filter Changes

The Ea15K20 Oil Filter will soon incorporate minor changes to its flute design and baseplate. Moving forward, the GA264 Filter Wrench will no longer fit the Ea15K20. The GA251 Filter Wrench is recommended in its place. The performance and applications for the Ea15K20 remain unchanged.

AMSOIL 45th Anniversary Convention and AU Business Summit

Join us this summer in Duluth, Minn. as we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the AMSOIL Dealer network. The events begin with the optional AU Business Summit on Wednesday, July 18, where you’ll receive training on the latest AMSOIL products and learn new business-building strategies. The AMSOIL 45th Anniversary Convention will kick-off Thursday, July 19 and include two-and-a-half days of speakers, events and fun. Come together with AMSOIL Dealers from across the U.S. and Canada as well as AMSOIL corporate staff. Find out more and register at amsoil45.eventbrite.com.

Follow the AMSOIL Blog

Visit the AMSOIL Blog at blog.amsoil.com and sign up for our weekly blog updates. AMSOIL Blog content is always fresh and informative, covering a wide range of topics related to engines and lubrication, AMSOIL markets, AMSOIL products and AMSOIL happenings. The AMSOIL Blog is another easy way to stay in the loop, and it's easily shared on social media, providing another resource you can use to promote your business.

AMSOIL Wings of Passage

In Memoriam

JOYCE HUNT
Sept. 29, 2017
Dealer
Yucaipa, Calif.

EUGENE SMITH
Dec. 26, 2017
Direct Jobber
Post Falls, Idaho

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