On April 6, 2015, a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy will be in effect for all Helping Hand Partner (HHP) products offered by online retailers or any retailer offering products via an ecommerce site. Our MAP price is the same as MSRP; supplied on HHP pricing sheets and catalogs, including our MAP pricing product list; supplied with this agreement.
Pricing updates may be sent out throughout the year, and are considered part of this agreement.
Helping Hand Incentives a 501c3, d.b.a. Helping Hand Partners (HHP), is implementing a MAP policy with the intent to:
• Ensure that our retailer and consumer relationships are consistent and value based.
• Maintain the proper positioning of HHP products in the marketplace and support perceived value, benefiting retailers, sales representatives and consumers.
Additional guidelines are as followed:
I. HHP “products” is defined as, all items offered by HHP and included in HHP catalogs, pricing sheets, website, promotional materials and sales collateral.
II. The MAP policy applies to all advertisements of HHP products in any and all media, including, but not limited to, flyers, social media, posters, coupons, mailers, inserts, newspapers, magazines, catalogs, mail order catalogs, Internet or similar electronic media and email.
III. If pricing is displayed in other than a brick and mortar retail store, any strike-through or other alteration of the MAP is prohibited.
IV. MAP applies only to advertised prices and does not apply to the price at which the products are actually sold or offered for sale to an individual consumer within the dealer’s retail location.
V. MAP does not apply to discontinued items.
VI. Any promotions a retailer wishes to run may not be done so by discounting from our MAP.
VII. MAP pricing is established by HHP and may be adjusted by HHP at its sole discretion.
Retailers who violate MAP will be contacted and asked to increase pricing. If pricing has not been increased before the end of that business day, retailers will be put on hold from receiving product. If a retailer violates our MAP three times, it will no longer be shipped product. HHP will monitor compliance with this policy. HHP may, at its own discretion, stop supplying products to any retailer found to be in violation of the MAP policy.
By signing the below, the retailer agrees to abide by the above-mentioned MAP policy. In addition, retailer agrees to disclose all businesses under which Helping Hand Partner products will be sold.