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Posted 25 April 2014 - 02:21 AM #1

We've just completed a custom M.A.P. (Minimum Advertised Pricing) Restriction Addon

For store owners who have vendor and distributor agreements in place that restrict you from advertising your product for sale at a price lower than the vendor mandated minimum advertising price, this addon will take care of the heavy lifting.

Removes all references to pricing, discounts and outputs a translatable message to the customer informing them to "Add to Cart to See Price".

Compatible with:

CS-Cart 4.x+
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor 4.x+

Completely hook-based, lightweight coding, translatable and well documented. Core file upgrade independent and free updates included for 3-months.

Easy installation and no configuration required.

Demo: http://screencast-o-...atch/c2fTnCnv6b

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 02:23 AM #2

Lot's of white noise in the video. May want to mute the volume.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 01:59 PM #3

I was unable to find this addon on your site. Is it still available? Do you have to manual modify each product with the MAP information, or is their some automated what to apply MAP data to multiple products at one time?

 
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 03:05 PM #4

Many MAP agreements prohibit this sort of "Add to cart to see price" system. Consumers don't like it either.

 
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:48 PM #5

Jack, can you elaborate on the prohibition on the "add to cart to see price" scenario? I've been dealing with clients who sell MAP products for years and never encountered that. Customers don't like it because they can't see the price till cart/checkout but that's exactly what the manufacturer wants. I.e. so a robot won't find a price lower than MAP for a product that is a MAP listing.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:29 PM #6

It's prohibited in almost all of the camera company agreements I've seen. MAP means MAP - sell it for what they tell you to online. I think these sort of add to cart things only lead to discounting and a meltdown of pricing. Yeah Amazon and others do it on some products, but it's a sleazy practice, IMHO.

If the customer is on the phone, or in the store that's another thing.

 
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:23 PM #7

Hmm, first I've heard. It stands for "Minimum Advertised Price". It has nothing to do with what you can actually sell it for.
Guess each merchant will have to review their specific agreement to see what MAP means to that manufacturer. Most I've encountered it simply means you can't display any price below MAP until they are ready to purchase.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:59 PM #8

I was unable to find this addon on your site. Is it still available? Do you have to manual modify each product with the MAP information, or is their some automated what to apply MAP data to multiple products at one time?


We haven't made it available online as it may have a variety of applications that no standard commercial addon release can accommodate.

The way it is written you would have to update products manually. I can look into updating the bulk product update to allow you to update MAP pricing on multiple products as well.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:33 AM #9

The manufacturers have to stick with "Minimum Advertised Price". Anything more than that would be considered "Price fixing" which is illegal in the US.

 

Posted 23 July 2015 - 04:57 PM #10

is this available? ver 4.3.3?
cs-cart 4.2.1