We started as e-commerce sellers and not a software company. We began selling online in the early 90’s, well before any Minimum Advertised Pricing policies existed. We grew our business to doing over a half million in sales every month. Life was good.
Somewhere around 2003 manufacturers came to us with their MAP pricing policies. We were happy to comply. We were the good guys after all, with a full time customer service department. We hoped this would lead to greater margins. Afterall, it is no fun trying to make a living with 1% margins!
Soon we noticed a problem. Our sales were declining. We discovered that our sales stopped for all clients with MAP policies. Here we were expecting greater margins, but instead we got exact opposite. This was extremely frustrating to say the least. We contacted the manufacturers and told them to please police their MAP violators better because good guys like us were losing sales to the shady site operators who were sitting around in…Read more
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