Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Price and Shipping-Rate Adjustments Effective Oct. 1

We are implementing minimal price and shipping-rate adjustments in the U.S. and Canada effective Oct. 1. Commissions will also be adjusted.

Why are We Adjusting Prices?

All costs continue to rise. Our competitors have all issued up to six price increases to their distributors since the beginning of the year due to the rising costs of additives, base oils, steel, plastics and freight. While we are working hard for you and our customers to keep pricing down, we are forced to implement our third price adjustment of the year to keep up with rising costs. As always, these adjustments are made as minimal as possible and with a sharp eye on our position within the market. Products will increase by an average of 1.5 percent, with some products increasing slightly less and others increasing slightly more.

Accessing Updated Pricing

Updated pricing information is available in the Pricing Lookup in the Dealer and Account Zones. To access pricing effective Oct. 1, select a product type in the menu, then select “Future Pricing.” The AMSOIL Wholesale Price List (G3500, G8500) and catalogs (Factory-Direct [G100, G300], Automotive [G3549, G3550], Powersports & Racing [G3511, G3512], Commercial Program [G3469, G3474], Retail Program [G3520, G3521]) will be available with updated pricing in September. Watch the Dealer Zone for announcements of availability. We will notify your retail and commercial accounts of the price adjustment and include a Wholesale Price List in the September Service Line. We encourage you to follow up with them in person as well.

Shipping Rates

Effective Oct. 1, shipping rates have also been adjusted to reflect increased shipping costs. The minimum purchase threshold for U.S. Dealers and retail/commercial accounts to receive free shipping has increased to $400. The Canadian minimum purchase threshold remains at $450. Flat-rate shipping for orders under $400 U.S./$450 Can. has increased to $13.99 U.S./$14.99 Can. The minimum purchase threshold for U.S. and Canadian P.C.s and catalog customers to receive free shipping remains at $100 U.S./$130 Can., while flat-rate shipping for orders under the threshold has increased to $9.99 U.S./$12.99 Can.

AMSOIL Racing Strategy Raises Brand Awareness


Last year, COVID-19 canceled races, shut down series and prevented fans from visiting tracks around the U.S. and Canada. The unprecedented situation reinforced the importance of considering more than attendance figures when determining how best to allocate marketing dollars on racing. Fortunately, when we assess these opportunities, we consider social-media reach, marketability and content opportunities in addition to attendance and viewership.

 

See the September AMSOIL Magazine to learn how we’re raising brand awareness through racing this season to support your sales efforts.

Get Ready for Riding Season with the Full AMSOIL Snowmobile Product Line

Summer is winding down, signaling the time to prepare for snowmobile season. September is a great time to reach out to accounts and hardcore riders to ensure they have the AMSOIL products they need for the winter riding season. While INTERCEPTOR® is our flagship product, highlight our full product line to help boost add-on sales or encourage a customer to reach the free-shipping threshold. Check out all our snowmobile products at AMSOIL.com/snow (AMSOIL.ca/snow in Canada).

See the September AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

Commercial Training: Oil Analysis

The September commercial training session will be on Oil Analysis, why it should be used and the benefits it provides your customers. The training will be led by Senior Vice President, Dealer Sales and Marketing Dan Peterson. Peterson has extensive technical expertise from heading up the AMSOIL Product Development team prior to his current role. If you are looking to increase your knowledge of oil analysis and find ways it can help grow your sales, you will not want to miss this training.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. Central. Use this link to join the meeting at the scheduled time:

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only):

 

 +1 920-393-7463,,629432214#

Phone Conference ID: 629 432 214#

You will have the option to download the client or use the web (browser) client. Using the web client does not require the installation of software on your device.

Can’t make the training? All meeting recordings will be available in AMSOIL University within the Dealer Zone (Sales & Business Development>Commercial Program Training Recordings).

We are excited to continue our journey into growing this emerging market.

Mark your calendar. We look forward to seeing you on Sept. 15.

New AMSOIL Industrial Website Launches Mid-September

In August 2020, AMSOIL President & CEO Alan Amatuzio announced the development of a new AMSOIL Industrial business unit that will pursue business-to-business (B2B) sales opportunities to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and large industrial operations. Together, the AMSOIL Industrial focus on complex, high-liability industrial sales and the Dealer focus on enthusiasts, installers, retailers and commercial businesses will deliver the diversification and strength to secure the future for AMSOIL for the next 50 years.

Launching mid-September, the new AMSOIL Industrial website at AMSOILIndustrial.com will present an important tool for helping build AMSOIL INC. by communicating the capabilities and value proposition of AMSOIL Industrial to targeted audiences.

If you missed the introduction of AMSOIL Industrial, you can read about it on page 4 of the August 2020 edition of AMSOIL Magazine. As our partners, you should be aware of our company goals and strategies, and one of our top goals each fiscal year is to grow the company. Doing so increases the company’s strength, which serves the purpose of helping Dealers be successful and ensuring AMSOIL remains strong for decades to come. As highlighted in Alan Amatuzio’s message in August 2020, the industrial/OEM market represents approximately 50% of all lubricants sold. Strengthening the company means we must be more active in this vital market, and the AMSOIL Industrial business unit is a big step in that direction.

This is an exciting development and represents a milestone for AMSOIL. We’re heading in the right direction and continuing to grow, which bodes well for your business and the Dealer opportunity.

Literature Updates

A number of new and revised literature items are now available. Take advantage of these great items to help grow your business and increase sales.

Bypass Oil Filters Data Sheet (G498)

Auto & Light Trucks Fair Handout (G2945)

Training Outlines for Monthly Dealer Meetings

Check the Dealer Zone each month for the latest Dealer meeting outline. The monthly outlines enable presenters to discuss timely and relevant AMSOIL subject material with their teams through teleconference, Skype or in person. Dealer meeting outlines are accessible in the Dealer Zone (Learning Center>Dealer Meetings>Monthly Meeting Outlines).

Follow the AMSOIL Blog

Visit the AMSOIL Blog 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.

Join the AMSOIL Dealer Facebook Group

Join fellow AMSOIL Dealers on the AMSOIL Dealer Facebook Group today to see all the latest AMSOIL news and participate in live events. Search for AMSOIL Dealers – Corporate on Facebook.

AMSOIL Midwest Fishing Report

For hot fishing tips, visit the AMSOIL Midwest Fishing Report.

The AMSOIL Midwest Fishing Report gives you the most up-to-date fishing reports from all around the Midwest. With information spanning open-water and ice-fishing seasons, our guides provide the latest scoop on the best fishing spots, baits, lures, presentation techniques and more. Whether you’re planning a week-long trip or just heading out for the day, tune in to the AMSOIL Midwest Fishing Report to make the most of your time on the water.

AMSOIL Wings of Passage

In Memoriam


CLARA MYERS

July 21, 2021

Dealer

South Cle Elum, Wash.


JERYL L. PARKER

July 22, 2021

Dealer

Box Elder, S.D.


MATTHEW NARDUCCI

July 25, 2021

Dealer

Roy, Wash.


MARCUS (BURKE) HINMAN

July 31, 2021

Premier Direct Jobber

Murrieta, Calif.


DONALD REICHERT, JR.

Aug. 5, 2021

Regency Gold Direct Jobber

Colorado Springs, Colo.


LEA COLLINS

Aug. 12, 2021

Direct Jobber

Winter Park, Fla.


JERRY G. SKIPPER, SR.

Aug. 13, 2021

Premier Direct Jobber

West Columbia, S.C.


BARBARA CHAMBLESS

Aug. 19, 2021

Regency Direct Jobber

Las Vegas, Nev.

 

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