Resellers agree not to list PowerStep® for sale on any online discount store or marketplace (ebay.com, jet.com, Walmart.com, Amazon.com, Rakuten.com, etc).
Medical / ProTech
We have developed the PowerStep ProTech Line as exclusive products distributed ONLY by medical professionals and for use ONLY by their patients. A medical professional is defined as any physician, podiatrist, hospital, chiropractor or physical therapist that attends to patients in a medical setting. A certified pedorthist or orthotic fitter is NOT defined as a medical professional if affiliated with a retail store.
Accordingly, ProTech products cannot be displayed or sold through websites, catalogs, stores or any other sales arrangement that is accessible to the general public. ProTech products cannot, directly or indirectly, be sold, offered for sale, or distributed via third party websites (example: Amazon, eBay, Walmart) or any other online channel of trade.
Violations of the ProTech policy shall be determined by PowerStep at its sole discretion. PowerStep may unilaterally and without further warning, discontinue selling products to and terminate its business relationship with such medical professionals.
Retail MAP Pricing Policy
PowerStep has determined that its interests are best served through the adoption of a minimum advertised price (“MAP”) policy. This MAP policy is designed to (1) protect reseller margins (2) support the Powerstep® brand as a premium offering; and (3) avoid destructive intra-brand channel conflict.
MAP Policy Coverage.
PowerStep actively supports the advertising and promotion of its products by its domestic retail dealers through materials and images provided by PowerStep . In order to retain our brand, PowerStep has determined that it shall not support advertising or promotional materials, through cooperative advertising or otherwise, that may affect its goodwill, or diminish, detract and/or damage the value of Powerstep products and standards.PowerStep has established a minimum advertised price ("MAP") policy for all Powerstep products. The policy applies to U.S. distributors, dealers, and retailers only. The terms and conditions of this MAP policy do not apply to any resellers outside of the U.S.
The MAP policy shall work under the following guidelines:
- The MAP for Powerstep products shall be no more than ten percent (10%) less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP") listed on the most recent price list.
- The MAP policy applies to all advertisements of Powerstep products in any and all media, including, without limitation, flyers, posters, coupons, direct mailers, brochures, inserts, newspapers, magazines, catalogs, mail-order catalogs, public signage, other print media, television, radio, e-mail, Internet websites, e-commerce, and other electronic media. The MAP policy is not applicable to any in-store advertising that is not distributed to any end customer. Free shipping and/or handling or free financing promotions do not violate the MAP policy.
- 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, distributor, or retailer's retail location or over the telephone.PowerStep dealers, distributors, and retailers remain free to sell these products at any prices they elect.
- This MAP policy is not a contract or agreement, and PowerStep does not seek nor will it solicit or accept any dealer, distributor, or retailer's agreement with our policy; nor will we discuss your pricing, the pricing of others. This MAP policy is unilateral policy upon whichPowerStep is willing to market its products and sales personnel have no authority to modify or grant exceptions. The terms of this MAP policy are confidential and may not be disclosed to other parties.
MAP Policy Violations.
Violations of MAP policy shall be determined by PowerStep at its sole discretion. PowerStep may unilaterally and without further warning, discontinue selling products to and terminate its business relationship with such dealer, distributor, or retailer.PowerStep will not provide any promotional co-operative advertising support funds to dealers whom have violated this policy.