We support all our retailers to promote APT and the 2Hr Way, without competing on price. Over time, retailers that provide better service, quality and marketing attract more customers. This policy is to ensure uniform pricing of APT products across different dealers.
MAP MAP is the Minimum Advertised Price for each product. It is the lowest price, after discounts (and before taxes) that can be shown for APT. You can sell higher, but not below the MAP.
For each market, we determine the MAP in consultation with our partners.
DISCOUNTS Discounts below the MAP (direct and indirect) must occur infrequently. In 1 year, you can offer discounts for a maximum of 15 days in total.
For all discounts, you must submit your Discount Declaration Plan here.
PENALTY For non compliance, an Official Notice will be issued.
We may stop supply, and/or raise prices. You may also be blacklisted as an unauthorised retailer.
Can I list a retail price that is higher price than the MAP ?
Yes. However, if consumers are consistently paying more than 20% of the MAP, please let us know the reason and thinking behind your pricing.
Can I show a discounted price on my sales platforms?
Yes, but the price after discount must not be below the MAP. If the discount is below the MAP, you must submit a Discount Declaration.
What about discounts for special occasions / festivals etc?
You can have discounts below the MAP for special occasions. But these must strictly be for special occasions. The total days where the discount is listed cannot exceed 15 days in a year. You must also submit a Discount Declaration.
I see a dealer selling below the MAP!
If another retailer is selling below the MAP, check the Declared Discounts listing below. Declared Discounts are allowed, so long as they do not exceed 15 days a year. If it is not declared, you can let us know. The dealer may face penalties.
The pricing in your price catalogue is too low for me to make a good profit!
Please let us know and help us understand what is the reasonable retail pricing in your area. We regularly review our MAP after consultation with our dealers.
Why do you have more than 1 dealer in my area?
For the brand to grow, more outlets increase consumer confidence and awareness. In turn, this helps you because more customers will seek out APT.
How do I compete with other dealers that also carry APT?
There are many ways. For a start, we offer 3 suggestions:
Set up a show-tank using APT products. We will guide you, and even provide APT products for your show tanks for free. From experience, a good show tank makes a powerful impact. Dealers with the most professional show tanks are often the most convincing.
Provide products that attract customers to return to your shop. A good selection of plants and livestock for example. If you need advice on maintaining certain plants in your shop- we can share our experience. We may also be able to help in suggesting some sources / suppliers for plants or equipment.
Decide your speciality: do customers come to your store because of your specific service / honesty, or your range of products, or because of your knowledge? Do they choose you because of your location?