You purchase quality oils from reputable manufacturers and ensure it is labeled, delivered and represented exactly as it should be. Your reputation is everything and you protect it fiercely. So why would you need MOM?
You are doing the right thing, but as the guy in the middle, you could get blame from both upstream and downstream should anything go wrong for an end consumer. Consumers are becoming more and more aware that bulk oil is 10 times more likely to be deficient than packaged motor oil and that an alarming 1 in 5 oil changes done from bulk tanks are bad. Don’t be the one left holding the bag or having to answer because someone else didn’t hold up their end of the bargain. Consumer distrust created by others who do the wrong thing also impacts you and our industry as a whole and is bad… but can be an opportunity for those whose reputation for quality is beyond question. MOM can help you be that distributor.
How Does MOM Benefit You?
How does it work and how much does it cost?
Before becoming licensed, distributors and oil change locations will need to demonstrate that they meet a new API chain-of-custody standard. This will include an auditing process to ensure you qualify for MOM and help set you apart from the competition. API will review your application to make sure it meets program requirements. Approved locations that have closed all outstanding audits to the satisfaction of API will receive a Welcome Packet that includes a certificate, select marketing materials, and information you can proudly share with your existing and potential customers to illustrate your elite commitment to delivering quality.
Along with your application, you only need to provide PDF copies of:
- Three Orders for the latest delivery or deliveries received by the distributor location(s) within the last six months
- Three Bills of Lading from the latest delivery or deliveries received by the distributor location(s) within the last six months
- Three Delivery Documents from the latest delivery or deliveries received by the distributor location(s) within the last six months
- Three Customer Order Confirmations for orders received within the last six months
- Three Drop Tickets for orders delivered within the last six months
- Three Customer Receipts for orders delivered within the last six months
All licenses are awarded by location, so if you have more than one location you will need to provide details about each. An on-site sample audit is required for each location to be licensed. After the application is submitted, an auditor will contact the location(s) to make arrangements for the audit. Results of the audit will be shared with the account manager. The application fee for one or more locations is $3,000.00 and an audit fee of $1,000.00 will be assessed for each location to be licensed – a small price to pay to deliver added assurances to your manufacturers that you are a good steward of their brand and products and peace of mind to your customers knowing you have delivered a quality product.
If you have your documentation and are ready to sign up now, click here.
If you should have any issues, please contact the
API Help Desk
or review our Distributor User Guide.