MAP Policy and Acknowledgment
Fun City Toys LLC (herein after referred to as “Fun City”) places great value on the efforts of all resellers to represent our products and support their customers and our brand. Our MAP policy is intended to encourage competition within sales channels, promote fairness that supports our brand and support warranties and product integrity. We are sure that you share our commitment to customer satisfaction and branding.
At the sole discretion of Fun City, failure to comply with the MAP policy, intentional and/or repeated failure to abide may result in the immediate loss of Authorized Reseller status and your ability to purchase all Fun City products both direct as well as through distribution.
We ask that you acknowledge our MAP strategy and guidelines by reading, understanding and signing our Map Policy agreement and initial the order form or check the acknowledgement/agreement box for online orders.
Reseller (agreement signer) shall not promote, market, advertise, offer to sell or sell any Fun City product on Amazon.com or any websites owned by Amazon.com. Reseller may sell on other online marketplaces provided that the MAP policy is followed. Fun City reserves the right to withdraw its consent at any time.
Fun City is focused on maintaining margins for our RETAILERS/RESELLERS/DISTRIBUTION network. In recognition of the investment in time and resources required for our high service, warranties, and return policies expected from our customers, Fun City is committed to enforcing policies which allow our resellers to maintain profit margins through the sale of our products. Fun City has an established Minimum advertised Price (MAP) Policy that our Authorized Resellers must follow for the advertising and marketing of Fun City products. All Fun City Authorized Resellers must agree to the terms and conditions of the following MAP Policy or Fun City may unilaterally terminate your Reseller status and your ability to purchase all Fun City Products.
MAP Policy Guidelines
MAP pricing for all Fun City products can be found on our current website at www.brickmates.com. All advertised prices must be at or above MAP for all Fun City products. Resellers are not required to list prices in advertising. If a price is listed in an advertisement it must be at or above MAP. Other statements such as “Call for Price” or “Call for Quote” are acceptable and permitted. Resellers are also responsible for ensuring their Fun City products are at or above MAP on internet search engines. Resellers are free to set the actual resale price of any product as long as it is at or above MAP. Fun City’s MAP policy for all Fun City products apply to advertising placements including but not limited to: print ads (inserts, magazines, newspapers, catalogs, mail order catalogs, etc.), broadcast (radio and TV), direct mail, faxes, internet placement with third parties (banner ads, broadcast e-mails, destination pages, third party sites), internet placements on reseller’s own website(s), and any flyers, posters or coupons.
From time to time, Fun City may permit resellers to advertise MAP products at prices lower than the MAP price. In such events, Fun City reserves the right to modify or suspend the MAP price with respect to the affected products for a specified period of time by providing advance notice to all resellers of such changes.
MAP Policy does allow resellers to omit pricing entirely from Fun City advertisements and/or advertisement statements such as “Call for price” or “Call for Quote”.
Offers Associated with Fun City Products
Free shipping and/or handling, 0% sales tax, free financing promotions do not violate the MAP.
Price Matching Policies
Price matching policies are acceptable only if matched to www.brickmates.com prices. Advertised prices must always be at MAP or higher.
Failure to Comply with the MAP policy
AT the sole discretion of Fun City, failure to comply with MAP intentional and/or repeated failure to abide, may result in the immediate loss of Authorized Reseller status and your ability to purchase all Fun City products both direct as well as through distribution.
Steps to resolve MAP violations:
- Anyone or any company selling Fun City products that has not signed a Fun City MAP Policy Acknowledgement will be classified as an Unauthorized Reseller.
- Distributors of Fun City products are required to provide a signed MAP acknowledgement from any dealer selling Fun City products. Unauthorized dealers will not be sold to or provided a feed from any distributor whatsoever.
- Violations from Authorized Resellers will need to be corrected within 24 hours of notification.
First Violation: Authorized Reseller’s account will be put on hold temporarily and a written warning will be provided. MAP violations must be corrected within 24 hours. Upon correction and following 30 days of compliance, violation will then be cleared.
Second Violation: Authorized Reseller’s account will be put on hold for 30 days.
Third Violation: Authorized Reseller’s account will be put on hold for 180 days. After this duration, Fun City will review and determine if account is to be reinstated.
Fourth Violation: Should Fun City decide to reinstate an Authorized Reseller who has previously demonstrated a third violation, yet violates a fourth time, the account will be unauthorized indefinitely.
Fun City may issue new price lists with or without notice. Advertised pricing must be updated immediately upon receipt.
MAP Policy Confirmation Acknowledgment
This Fun City MAP Policy and Confirmation Acknowledgment is effective March 1, 2019 by and between Fun City and the undersigned. Fun city places great value on the efforts of all resellers to represent our products and support their customers. Our MAP Policy is intended to encourage equal competition and fairness that supports our brand, our warranties and our products’ integrity. We are sure that you share our commitment to customer satisfaction and branding. We ask that you acknowledge our MAP strategy and guidelines by signing this MAP confirmation agreement.
Thank you for your attention to this matter, and your continued support for Fun City products.