Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New Presentations

Six new AMSOIL presentations are available for viewing in the Dealer Zone. To access the presentations, click the Presentations link under the Dealer Sales Training tab.

Driven by AMSOIL race team sponsorships; AMSOIL advertising and the efforts of AMSOIL Dealers, the AMSOIL name is more recognized than ever. The company’s presence grew considerably in 2010 and AMSOIL brand awareness has expanded opportunities for Dealers in virtually all markets. This presentation focuses on a review of 2010 and how racing sponsorships and advertising work hand-in-hand with the promotional efforts of AMSOIL Dealers. The presentation also looks toward the year ahead at exciting new sponsorships and advertising and the opportunities they create for Dealers.

While AMSOIL has always made every effort to maintain the lowest prices possible and has delayed raising prices for as long as feasible, AMSOIL recently announced a minimal price adjustment on select products in the U.S. effective March 1, 2011. This presentation explains some of the factors influencing prices in the current lubricants market, what the competition is doing and what AMSOIL Dealers can do.

There are many ATF additives on the market today, but numerous problems can be caused by their use. This presentation defines what ATF additives are and covers the claims made by ATF additive manufacturers and test results demonstrating their detrimental effects. The presentation also showcases the superiority of AMSOIL ATF.

Dealer training is a key component to developing a successful AMSOIL business. AMSOIL University is the company’s most important live Dealer training event of the year, and is a must-attend event for any Dealer serious about building his or her business. This presentation covers the many benefits, special incentives, wide variety of classes and great social activities AMSOIL has planned for this year.

AMSOIL P.i. Money-Back Guarantee
Gas prices are the highest they’ve been since 2008, and they’re continuing to climb. This presentation discusses yet another way to help motorists improve their fuel economy. Field testing shows AMSOIL P.i. provides an average fuel economy improvement of 2.3 percent and up to 5.7 percent. Because of this substantiation, as well as the company’s confidence in the performance benefits of P.i., AMSOIL is offering a money-back guarantee on the product’s fuel economy benefits.

AMSOIL Ea15K Filters
Due to government mandates and engine technology changes, AMSOIL has introduced the Ea15K line of oil filters. This presentation covers the affected filters, service life, warranty and the most frequently asked questions.

New Retail Catalogs Available

New AMSOIL U.S. Retail Catalogs (G100) updated with March 1 pricing will be available for purchase beginning the second week of March.

AMSOIL Monster Energy Supercross Leads

As the official oil of the Monster Energy Supercross Series, AMSOIL hosts contests at each event that allow spectators a chance to win AMSOIL prizes. Many contest submissions are converted into leads and assigned to local Dealers through the T-1 program. The leads are identified in the Dealer Zone Message Center as “SX” leads with the names of the cities they were generated from (IE: SX-Anaheim, CA). Dealers who receive a lead from this program are encouraged to follow-up as normal, but bear in mind these leads were gathered as contest submissions, and the individuals may not share the same high level of interest as leads who request AMSOIL product or program information. AMSOIL Retail Catalogs (G100) and ordering information are sent electronically to prospects who provided e-mail addresses, and hard copies are sent to those who provided mailing addresses only.

Tax Information for U.S. and Canadian Dealers

Commissions are considered income and are reported on form 1099 Misc (U.S.) and form T4A (Canada).

The 1099 and T4A forms only reflect commissions paid during the calendar year. They do not include any deductions or credits from Dealer checks.

Dealers will only receive a 1099 form if their commission checks totaled more than $600 in 2010 for U.S. Dealers and more than $500 for Canadian Dealers. Note that T4A forms are issued in Canadian funds.

Dealers’ 1099 and T4A income is determined by the dates of the commission checks issued between January 1 and December 31, 2010. This will essentially be December 2009 through November 2010 commissions.

AMSOIL mailed all 1099 and T4A forms by January 31, 2011. Please allow at least two weeks delivery time before calling for a replacement form.

AMSOIL is not qualified to provide and does not offer any tax advice. Please consult a tax advisor.

Dealers suspecting an error on their 1099 or T4A forms are advised to gather their check stubs and call the accounting department at 715-399-6348.

If a Dealer who sold his or her business to another Dealer, or took over for someone else, receives a 1099 form made out to him or her, he or she is advised to gather all documentation regarding the date the change took place. Fax documentation to AMSOIL at 715-395-5332 or e-mail to [email protected].

Account Services Contact Information
Fax: (715) 395-5332
Direct Phone Line: (715) 399-6348

Synthetic 10W-30 Motor Oil 2.5-Gallon Bottles

AMSOIL Synthetic 10W-30 Motor Oil 2.5-gallon bottles (ATMTP) are discontinued and available as supplies last.

AGGRAND Launches Improved Natural Liquid Lime Formulation

The new AGGRAND Natural Liquid Lime (NLL) formulation is now available. Incorporating pure calcitic limestone, the improved formulation boasts an average particle size 600 percent smaller than the previous formulation and nearly doubles the available calcium. Because calcium plays a critical role in overall plant nutrient uptake, it should be part of any long-term fertilization program. In fact, approximately 90 percent of the soil analyses received by AGGRAND need calcium. In addition, the new formulation’s suspension agents reduce product separation for longer shelf-life. AGGRAND Natural Liquid Lime pricing remains unchanged for the new formulation. For more information visit www.aggrand.com/lime.aspx.

AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash Now Available in Wisconsin

AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash (NKP) has been registered with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture for distribution in Wisconsin; AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash, Natural Fertilizer and Natural Liquid Lime can now be sold and distributed in Wisconsin. For questions, contact the AGGRAND Department at (715) 399-6567 or [email protected]. For sales-related questions, contact your regional sales manager.

AMSOIL University Just Around the Corner

The calendar indicates it’s still winter, but most folks are beginning to get spring fever. A sure sign of spring at AMSOIL is the countdown to AMSOIL University. In less than three months, AMSOIL will once again conduct its premier Dealer training event of the year. AMSOIL University 2011 is scheduled for May 15-19 at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center in Duluth, Minn.

Attending AMSOIL University may be the best investment a Dealer makes in his or her AMSOIL business. Dealers who attend AMSOIL University benefit in a number of ways:

• The latest sales and technical training
• Training devoted to team building, networking, marketing, business development and Internet strategies
• Numerous opportunities to network with fellow AMSOIL Dealers from all across North America
• Opportunity to interface with AMSOIL corporate personnel
• Opportunity to tour the AMSOIL Center and see firsthand the tremendous growth the company has realized
• A 10 percent rebate on all product orders placed while at AMSOIL University
• Form and develop friendships that can last a lifetime
• Great food
• Potential tax deduction

AMSOIL University is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever, so why not get off the fence about whether or not you’re planning to attend? The cost of registration is $397 prior to April 1; that’s a $50 savings from the $447 registration cost beginning April 1. To register for AMSOIL University, call (715) 399-6554, email [email protected] or click the Dealer Sales Training tab in the Dealer Zone.

AMSOIL Wings of Passage

In Memoriam

January 21, 2011
Direct Jobber
Millersburg, OH

January 24, 2011
Justice, IL

January 27, 2011
Lifetime Dealer
Anglemont, BC

Information may be submitted for the AMSOIL Wings of Passage by clicking here or mail to:

Wings of Passage
AMSOIL Building
925 Tower Ave
Superior, WI 54880

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

AMSOIL Price Adjustment

The lubricants industry has experienced rapidly increasing base stock and additive cost increases over the past few months, and many other lubricant manufacturers have recently implemented 5 to 15 percent price increases. While AMSOIL makes every effort to maintain the lowest prices possible and has delayed raising prices for as long as possible, the ever-increasing costs of raw materials has forced AMSOIL to implement a minimal 4 to 8 percent price adjustment on select products in the U.S. effective March 1. Due to fluctuations in the exchange rate, Canadian prices will remain unchanged at this time. Even with a minimal price adjustment, AMSOIL synthetic lubricants remain the best and most cost-effective choice on the market, saving customers money through extended drain intervals, reduced wear and maintenance and increased fuel efficiency.

Updated pricing information is available in the Product Pricing Interface in the Dealer Zone at http://www.amsoil.com/. For pricing effective March 1, select Future Pricing. Pricing files are available in either EXCEL or PDF formats. The new printed U.S. Wholesale Price List (G3500) will be available for purchase by February 10.

Retail and commercial accounts have been notified of the impending price change through an email, an Account Zone message and the January Service Line. Servicing Dealers are also encouraged to inform their customers of the price change.

Mothers® Price Adjustment

Mothers® Inc. has implemented price adjustments on select products in the U.S. effective March 1. New pricing affects only the products listed on this PDF document. While a few products have increased in price, most have decreased. Canadian prices will remain unchanged at this time.

AMSOIL P.i. Improves Fuel Economy or Your Money Back

AMSOIL P.i. Performance Improver increases fuel economy, reduces emissions and restores vehicle power and performance by dissolving and removing combustion chamber, intake valve and fuel injector deposits. In fact, field testing shows AMSOIL P.i. provides an average fuel economy improvement of 2.3 percent and up to 5.7 percent. Because of this substantiation, as well as the company’s confidence in the performance benefits of P.i., AMSOIL is offering a money-back guarantee on the product’s fuel economy benefits. If a customer does not see fuel economy improvement in his or her vehicle after first-time use of P.i., AMSOIL will refund the purchase price of the product. The P.i. money-back guarantee begins March 1 and is good through May 31. It is open to everyone, including Dealers, Preferred Customers, retail customers, catalog customers, commercial and retail accounts.

See the February AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

Ea Motorcycle Air Filters Sale

AMSOIL Ea Motorcycle Air Filters (EAAM) are being discontinued, and are available at 50 percent savings while supplies last. Commission credits have also been adjusted. Suggested retail pricing remains unchanged.