Monday, January 3, 2022

Price Adjustment Effective Jan. 10

We are implementing a minimal price adjustment in the U.S. and Canada effective Jan. 10. Commissions will also be adjusted.

Why Are We Adjusting Prices?

We are continuing to face rapidly rising raw-material, labor and transportation costs. The COVID-19 pandemic and other global factors have disrupted the supply and demand for raw materials. We are receiving increases, often daily, on everything from the base oils and additives used to formulate lubricants to the cardboard and plastic used for packaging.

Our competitors have also issued multiple price increases. We take price increases seriously and only make adjustments when necessary. We expect affected products to increase by an average of 4-5%, with some products increasing slightly less and others increasing slightly more. Coolant prices are particularly affected due to ethylene glycol and propylene glycol supply-chain issues.

Accessing Updated Pricing  

Updated pricing information is available in the Pricing Lookup in the Dealer and Account Zones. To access pricing effective Jan. 10, 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]) are available with updated pricing in the Dealer Zone. Printed versions will be available as soon as possible. A printed Wholesale Price List will be included with the January AMSOIL Magazine. We will notify your retail and commercial accounts of the price adjustment and include a Wholesale Price List in the January Service Line. We encourage you to follow up with them in person as well.

AMSOIL vs. the Competition

Industry testing in the areas of shear, volatility and engine cleanliness show how AMSOIL synthetic motor oil stacks up against the competition. The results speak for themselves.

See the January AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

Engine Operation Basics

Part 1: Combustion and Components

The job of the engine is to transform fuel into energy. In internal combustion engines, energy is created by burning a fuel-air mixture under pressure inside the cylinder, and it’s converted into movement by the engine’s pistons, connecting rods and crankshaft. However, the design and function of components varies depending on the primary purpose of the vehicle, fuel type and other considerations.

 

See the January AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

Ask AMSOIL: What is Fuel Dilution (and Why is it Bad)?

Fuel dilution occurs when gasoline or diesel fuel infiltrates your engine’s crankcase and dilutes, or “waters down,” the motor oil. Technically, “oil dilution” is a more fitting term, but “fuel dilution” is industry-standard terminology.

What causes fuel dilution?

Several factors can lead to fuel dilution:

• Dirty or leaking fuel injectors

 Excessive idle time

 Incomplete combustion

 Low engine temperatures

 Frequent short trips

 Worn piston rings/excessive blow-by

See the January AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

Account Discount and Co-op Reminders

Remind your commercial, retail and installer accounts about the great perks they can receive based on purchases they make throughout the year.

Installer Discount Program

Installer discounts are based on the amount they purchase during the calendar year. Discounts are activated as soon as cumulative purchases reach the minimum threshold, and that discount is guaranteed for the full following year (January – December). Each installer’s 2022 discount will be based on the amount the installer purchased in 2021.

U.S. Annual Purchases         Discount

$3,500 - $24,999.99                     5%

$25,000+                                       10%


Canada Annual Purchases   Discount

$4,500 - $29,999.99                    5%

$30,000+                                      10%


Retail Co-op Program

Retail accounts (non-installers) earn co-op credit that can be applied to the costs of qualified advertising, literature, merchandising and promotional items. Co-op credit is earned with every product purchase throughout the year. All credit is awarded at the beginning of January the following year and expires on Dec. 31. The more an account buys in a year, the greater the co-op percentage earned. Co-op credit is earned according to the following scale:

Total Annual Purchases        Percentage Earned in Co-op Credit

$0 - $7,499                                       3%

$7,500 - $24,999                            4%

$25,000 or more                             5%


Commercial Discount Program

Commercial accounts also earn discounts based on their annual purchases, and those discounts stay with them all year. At the beginning of each calendar year, an account’s discount is locked in based on its purchases over the previous 12 months. Accounts that purchase enough to qualify for a higher discount level are granted that discount immediately, but accounts that fall out of qualification continue receiving their current discount rate for the remainder of the year.

U.S. Annual Purchases          Discount

$5,000 - $9,999.99                        5%

$10,000+                                       10%

 

Canada Annual Purchases   Discount

6,000 - $11,999.99                        5%

$12,000+                                       10%

Retail Training: Top-Selling Products

AMSOIL retail training sessions are short, 30-minute presentations designed to help Dealers better understand the Retail Program and be more successful in the retail channel. The January meeting will cover top-selling AMSOIL products.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 11:30 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,,363471998#

Phone Conference ID: 363 471 998#

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>Retail 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 Jan. 5.

Commercial Training: Using AMSOIL Technical Services

The January commercial training session will cover AMSOIL Technical Services. Technical Services and ALTRUM Manager Don Zupec will discuss how and when to reach out to Technical Services, how to leverage the company’s technical expertise with your commercial accounts and how it can help you stand out from the competition and win more sales.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 19 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,,490285752#

 

Phone Conference ID: 490 285 752#

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 Jan. 19.

Orders for Long-Term Backordered Items Canceled

Supply-chain issues are creating significant challenges for manufacturers in all industries, including AMSOIL. All manufacturing components, including steel, chemicals and even drivers to deliver raw materials and finished goods, are in short supply. As a result, the items listed below have been placed on backorder for an extended period:

AMSOIL Products

Synthetic ATV/UTV Powertrain Fluid (AUPTPK)

V-Twin Oil Change Kit (HDBK)


AMSOIL Oil Filters

EA15K35

EA15K51

EAO42


WIX Filters

57055


Donaldson Filters

DBL7349

P550425

P554407


In a few cases, we are unsure when regular supply will resume. Therefore, we are canceling orders for those backordered items. We encourage you to continue checking AMSOIL.com (AMSOIL.ca in Canada) for availability. Any in-stock items will ship or have shipped as usual. All Dealers, customers and accounts affected will be notified by email, and no one will be charged for those canceled items.

The majority of AMSOIL products are available as normal and we expect that to continue; despite our best efforts, however, supplies of raw materials for grease, aerosols and filters continue to pose challenges and likely will for a few more months.

Thank you for understanding; we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

New Toronto Distribution Center

The Toronto Distribution Center re-opened at its new location Wednesday, Dec. 29.

New address:

350 Traders Blvd E Mississauga, ON L4Z 1W7

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Want Your Voice to be Heard? Write a Letter to the Editor

Have an idea, question or comment about an AMSOIL-related topic? Make your voice heard by both AMSOIL corporate staff and fellow AMSOIL Dealers by submitting a letter to the editor of AMSOIL Magazine:

[email protected]

Or

AMSOIL INC.

Communications Department

Attn: Letters

925 Tower Ave.

Superior, WI 54880

Letters are subject to editing for length and clarity; please include your name, address and phone number. Unsigned letters will not be published.

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.

XL Synthetic Motor Oil Data Sheet (G1404)

Lawn & Garden Fair Handout (G2508)

Heavy-Duty Bypass System Data Sheet (G2552)

OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid Data Sheet (G3190)

Racing Fair Handout (G3201)

OE Synthetic Motor Oil Data Sheet (G3404)

U.S. Wholesale Price List (G3500)

Why Buy AMSOIL Synthetic Diesel Oil? Handout (G3573)

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).

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