By far the #1 challenge faced by brands today is MAP enforcement and we are well equipped to help you win the battle against unauthorized sellers than only care about making a sale at the lowest price possible. We have partnered with a leading law firm and will help you implement a proven system to eliminate unauthorized sellers.
Common Problems We Help You Solve
Ways We Add Value to Your Brand
How can we eliminate MAP violators?
To help you eliminate unauthorized sellers that violate MAP, there are two steps we recommend.
Step 1: We have partnered with a firm that specializes in MAP enforcement that will assist you in quickly removing unauthorized sellers.
Step 2: Optionally, you can grant TLK semi or full exclusivity for your product(s) on your chosen marketplace(s). When you do this, we become your partner and will add significant value to our relationship with you. Plus, there is a very good chance your sales will actually increase.
How is 3rd party (3P) selling different than 1st party (1P) selling on Amazon?
When you are an Amazon Vendor (1P seller), you simply invoice Amazon directly for your products and they pay you on whatever terms you have negotiated with them. Amazon then takes charge of listing creation & promotion.
When you are a 3P seller, you aren’t selling “to” Amazon. Instead, you are selling “on” Amazon. That means that you (or us) must create and promote your product listings – and there are a LOT of “moving parts” that need to be managed to get the most out of Amazon.
Now here’s the BIG difference between 1P and 3P…
With 1P, Amazon will not agree to honor your MAP pricing and whenever their price drops below MAP, which it often will, your brick and mortar retail partners will waste no time telling you how much they don’t appreciate this.
When you partner with TLK for 3P selling, your MAP pricing will be honored by us 100% of the time. It’s right in our agreement with you. If we didn’t honor it, that would be a breach of our agreement with you – and it’s all in writing.
If we partner with TLK, will we have to drop ship?
No. We order in bulk and you will ship to our prep facility in bulk. We’ll then do any necessary prep needed and then we ship the inventory to Amazon’s warehouse(s) so they can handle order fulfillment. For products sold on other marketplaces, we handle fulfillment ourselves.
Do we have to pay any fees?
No. Unlike a marketing agency, TLK doesn’t charge you fees. Instead, we are going to want to purchase the inventory directly from you at a price where we can earn our profits from the margin on each and every sale. With this model, our performance goals are in perfect alignment with yours.
What parts of selling on an eCommerce marketplace will TLK look after?
All of them.
When we partner with a brand, we become responsible for:
- Listing creation
- Copy writing
- Keyword research
- Advertising campaign managment
- Inventory management
- Customer email support
What if we want to launch a new product?
If you are a new partner and you want to launch a new product, we can definitely help you to do that. Give us a call for more details.
Will we be able to easily communicate with you?
Yes! When you are a partner with TLK you will have a dedicated account manager who will be happy to take your call / email and respond quickly.