Note: Just as I was about to send I added about 14 new dealers from your downlines so if you get this not knowing where it's from - it's your AMSOIL upline!!
Now coming to the end of what AMSOIL calls the slowest month, local sales have been quite good in the store. One key to an Amsoil Dealer store is having additional products to bring more to your counter. I have been using our propane refilling service. Running ads for $13.00 for a 20 pound refill has really done the job! And now I am adding motorcycle sales and apparel.
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I'm hoping to see many more of you at AMSOIL's 40th Anniversary event next July. There will be plenty of surprises and announcements to occur but go mainly to mingle with other dealers from all over the US and Canada. Be sure to schedule an extra day too do some sightseeing. Duluth is the #1 tourist attraction in the state of MN. In budgeting consider the hotel rates are low including split suites and Al covers most the meals in your registration.
Before getting to the core subject, Dave Meyer (Amsoil Distribution head) called me back about OE Drum Stock in Arlington, TX (Dallas DC). Across the country the supply is constantly being outpaced by demand so you must put the order in advanced through telephone ordering. Dave did increase the local allocations though. Then somehow we started talking about my store. He told me at one of their board meetings he recommended making available a franchise store. They didn't like it.. But he was pleasantly surprised to hear I sort of had my own version.
Just think of what these fully stocked AMSOIL stores would do to sales across the country. The biggest issue for me as a dealer was not having a retail account who was fully knowledgeable on the products. The other thing which irked me often were customer remarks how before reaching me on the phone they tried 6 other dealer phone #'s only to reach a questionable answering machine, no call backs or product needed not in stock.
So, if there is anything I would rather do than anything else (besides a vacation) that would be to help you at least plan toward your own AMSOIL store!! And/or come up here for training any time as well. I also call this store the Dealer Training Center as there is more to learn here than AMSOIL U for much less!!
I'll generally move these bypass kits within 2-months. I ship from here to save the customer the sales tax. They always return for filters and oil. Great gig!
Lastly - Please review the words "From the Presidents Desk" in the June 2012 Amsoil Magazine. Fantastic to print out for your customer to see just WHY Amsoil is in business. A copy is linked at the end of this newsletter for you to save and print.