Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Price Adjustment Effective Oct. 1

Rising costs including raw materials, transportation, packaging and labor have prompted most major and independent lubricant companies, including ExxonMobil*, Valvoline*, Chevron*, Shell (Pennzoil)* and Castrol*, to announce up to 9-10 percent price increases effective in July and August. These rising costs also affect AMSOIL, requiring us to implement an average price increase of 3 percent in the U.S. and Canada effective Oct. 1, 2018. Despite this minimal price increase, we continue to ensure superior-quality products while maintaining competitive pricing. Commission credits will be increased accordingly.

Availability of Printed Materials
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) should be available in all distribution centers Sept. 4. The AMSOIL Retail Catalog (G100, G300) and all market catalogs (Commercial Program [G3469, G3474], Powersports & Racing [G3511, G3512], Retail Program [G3520, G3521] and Automotive [G3549, G3550]) will be available with updated pricing in late September and early October. Watch the Dealer Zone for announcements of availability. We will notify your retail and commercial accounts of the price adjustment in the printed and email versions of the September Service Line, as well as provide a Wholesale Price List with the printed copy; we encourage you to follow up with them in person as well.

*All trademarked names are the property of their respective owners and may be registered marks in some countries. No affiliation or endorsement claim, express or implied, is made by their use.

New Snowmobile Retail Account Acquisition Promotion

We’re launching a pre-snowmobile-season promotional offer effective Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2018 aimed at helping you register more retail accounts.

New retail accounts that register over the promotional period and place a qualifying order of $350 ($450 Can.) or more that includes at least one case (quarts or gallons) of either INTERCEPTOR® Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil, Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector Oil, DOMINATOR® Synthetic 2-Stroke Racing Oil or Formula 4-Stroke® Power Sports Synthetic Motor Oil receive the following:

· 10 percent rebate on that first order
· Free snowmobile shelf display*
· Free snowmobile counter mat*

In addition, you receive a $10 bonus for each qualifying retail account you register over the promotional period.

If you’re in the northern U.S. or Canada, we’re including a special promotional handout in the September issue of AMSOIL Magazine. We’ll also send you a PDF version that you can share with potential new accounts.

*While supplies last

OE 0W-16 Synthetic Motor Oil Launching in October

The OE Synthetic Motor Oil lineup will gain a 0W-16 viscosity in October. OE 0W-16 Synthetic Motor Oil rounds out the OE lineup and meets the requirements of popular new vehicles like the 2018 Toyota* Camry* and the 2018 Honda* Fit*. Look for more details in the October AMSOIL Magazine.

*All trademarked names are the property of their respective owners and may be registered marks in some countries. No affiliation or endorsement claim, express or implied, is made by their use.

Diesel Recovery Relaunches in October

Temporarily unavailable over the summer as we explored new package options, AMSOIL Diesel Recovery (DRC) will relaunch in quart (946-ml) bottles in the U.S. in October and shortly thereafter in Canada. The 1-gallon (3.78-litre) bottles (DRC1G) and 55-gallon (208-litre) drums (DRC55) are discontinued. The 30-oz. (887-ml) bottles (DRCCN) are discontinued in the U.S. and available while supplies last in Canada. Look for full details in the October AMSOIL Magazine.

New "Free Shipping & 25% Off" A-Frame Insert Now Available

The new "Free Shipping & 25% Off" A-frame sign insert (G3570) is now available. It's designed to be used with the A-Frame Sign (G3203). It's excellent for use at trade shows and other events to highlight the free-shipping and cost-savings benefits of registering as a Preferred Customer.

WIX and MANN Price Adjustment

WIX and MANN have implemented minimal price adjustments on their filters effective Oct. 1. WIX prices will increase by approximately 2-3 percent, while MANN prices will increase by approximately 2 percent.

Three WIX Filters Temporarily Unavailable

Due to WIX supply chain issues, the WIX 57935, 57933 and WF10255NP filters are temporarily unavailable. Once they are available again, we will post an update in the Dealer Zone. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Runs on Freedom Decal Price Reduction

We've reduced the price of the new Runs on Freedom Decal (G3568) to more closely align it with the price of our traditional AMSOIL logo decal. The positive response they've received has allowed us to order in greater quantities, bringing the unit cost down. U.S. Dealers now pay $2 for a 10-pack, while Canadian Dealers pay $2.70.

Canadian Interline Fee Adjustment Effective Oct. 1

Loomis Express occasionally adjusts Canadian interline fees to compensate for increasing transportation costs. Starting Oct. 1, shipments to the few outlying areas subject to interline fees will incur an increase of 4.9 percent. To look up specific interline fees by postal code, visit https://www.amsoil.com/store/InterlineFeeLookup.

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In Memoriam

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Anola, MB

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Ramsey, Minn.

Aug. 17, 2018
Waco, Texas

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Premier Direct Jobber
Traverse City, Mich.

Aug. 29, 2018
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Defiance, Ohio

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Making it Easy: The New SEVERE GEAR® Easy-Pack

The new SEVERE GEAR easy-pack makes the job of changing differential fluid faster and cleaner, and eliminates the need for a pump. This latest AMSOIL innovation helps you provide your customers with an all-in-one solution to challenging gear lube installations.

AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 and 75W-140 100% Synthetic Gear Lube are now offered in a durable, all-in-one package that makes installation as easy as opening it, inserting the nozzle into the fill hole and squeezing.

See the August AMSOIL Magazine for more information.