Minimum Advertised Price Monitoring and Enforcement
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Focusing on the automotive and powersports industries, our expertise in seller management is unparalleled. Our extensive database, comprising over 12,000 sellers, demonstrates our commitment to understanding the unique needs of the automotive and powersports sectors. Trust our seller expertise to deliver effective Minimum Advertised Price Monitoring and Enforcement, ensuring the desired outcomes for your business.
The Remarkable Journey of Establishing Minimum Advertised Price Monitoring
Our unique story began as e-commerce sellers, not a software company. We started selling online in the early ’90s, long before minimum advertised price monitoring policies existed. Our business thrived, with monthly sales exceeding half a million. Life was prosperous.
Around 2003, manufacturers approached us with their MAP pricing policies. We gladly complied, considering ourselves the good guys, equipped with a dedicated customer service department. We hoped for improved margins, as surviving on 1% margins was challenging.
However, we soon encountered a problem: our sales were declining. We realized that sales had halted for clients with MAP policies. Instead of enjoying increased margins, we faced the complete opposite. Frustrated, we contacted manufacturers, urging them to better police MAP violators and those violating minimum advertised price enforcement. We were losing sales to shady site operators who offered no pre-sales or post-sales support. Manufacturers acknowledged the issue but struggled to address all violators.
Driven by frustration, David developed software to identify MAP violators. He shared the lists with manufacturers to illustrate the issue at hand. The manufacturers, surprised by the unknown violators, requested additional reports to assist them, which we supplied. This eventually evolved into a side business, with expanding features and capabilities.
As entrepreneurs, we discovered our passion for helping companies protect their brands. We connected with company owners who had taken significant risks and invested their lives into brands reliant on minimum advertised price enforcement. They were disheartened by the internet’s impact on their brand value. We realized we could genuinely help, and it felt rewarding.
MAP Policy Enforcement and Price Monitoring Solutions
We offer customized Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) Enforcement solutions tailored to each client, as we understand every business is unique.
Starting with a business analysis, we delve into your supply chain and MAP policy goals. Our MAP monitoring and MAP pricing enforcement, tracking, and enforcement system help you not only identify violators but also detect trends within your supply chain.
Our MAP Policy enforcement team, with decades of experience, automatically enforces MAP on violating sellers through a multi-tiered approach. We utilize electronic and manual systems, phone calls, and physical cease and desist letters when necessary.
Specializing in the aftermarket industry, we possess unparalleled knowledge about violating dealer identities. We also enforce MAP for some of the largest wholesale distributors in the industry.
Occasionally, when a violator’s contact information isn’t in our database, we employ our seller research system, including web research, mystery buys, and secretary of state business look-ups. We dedicate the necessary time and effort to identify these dealers, as they may also be violating MAP policies for our other 70+ brands while engaging in MAP pricing enforcement.
Our holistic approach ensures consistent and timely enforcement of your Minimum Advertised Price policy with minimal input from you, including MAP violation monitoring. This allows you to focus on other business objectives.
We offer more than just MAP Enforcement and violator removal; we also help foster healthy relationships with your compliant sellers. We send thank you emails when they comply and provide you with a list of fully compliant sellers, including their contact information, so you can engage them with promotions, notifications, and marketing materials.
We eagerly anticipate working with you to resolve your minimum advertised price problems.
Discover the Difference with MAP Monitoring Services
At MAP Monitoring Services, we prioritize comprehensive coverage by monitoring 100% of your SKUs daily. In a world where Minimum Advertised Price violators are becoming increasingly sophisticated, we stay ahead of the curve by closely observing SKU selection. Unlike other MAP monitoring firms that cover only a small percentage of your SKUs, our MAP price monitoring approach ensures better results by providing total SKU monitoring. Remain vigilant against sophisticated violators and maintain your competitive edge with our industry-leading MAP Monitoring Services.
Adapt to Evolving Seller Tactics with Rotating MAP Price Monitoring Hours
By rotating MAP price monitoring hours, we effectively counteract sellers who employ automatic price changes to avoid detection. Our advanced robots are dispatched at varying times, ensuring that these tactics are rendered ineffective. Additionally, we provide MAP compliance monitoring and enforcement on weekends and holidays, so your MAP policy remains active even during your vacation. Trust our adaptive approach to safeguard your MAP policy and stay ahead of sellers attempting to exploit the system.
Experience Enhanced Protection with Our Cross-Referenced Part List
Our MAP monitoring services stand out by offering a comprehensive cross-referenced part list. Many sellers, particularly MAP violators, avoid using actual part numbers during map compliance monitoring, opting instead for self-created or wholesale distributor part numbers. Leveraging our privileged relationships with wholesale distributors, we gain access to the necessary tools to build an extensive cross-referenced part number list, enabling us to catch all violators. Trust in our approach, which ensures more violators are caught compared to any other service.
Experience Comprehensive Coverage with Our MAP Non-violations Monitoring
While MAP violation monitoring plays a crucial role, it’s equally important to monitor MAP non-violations. By tracking listings at or above MAP, we provide insights into overall marketplace compliance. To fully reap the benefits of a MAP monitoring program, a minimum of 95% compliance is necessary. Solely focusing on violations hinders the understanding of your MAP compliance. Relying on statistics about removed or found violations may be misleading. Our MAP compliance monitoring offers real, actionable information to help you gauge your progress towards achieving your goals.
Entirely customizable email series are automatically dispatched to sellers violating the minimum advertised price.
We offer a collection of email templates that can be fully tailored to align with your MAP enforcement policy. These emails handle the majority of the work on your behalf.
Shared Data Advantage
Boasting data on more than 12,000 sellers in the powersports industry, signing up with us provides you an immense head start. Furthermore, our seller research, along with that of other clients, becomes accessible at your fingertips automatically.
With years of experience, we’re well-versed in identifying habitual violators of MAP pricing and how to halt their actions. We understand which sellers will readily comply and those who require a firmer approach.
As experts in the industry, we have deep insights into the sources of sellers’ products. However, when we encounter cases where we need to confirm the origin of a seller’s product, we conduct a mystery buy. Through this process, we purchase the product from the seller and examine the return address and serialization on the product to determine its source. We maintain a database of this information for our clients to assist them in identifying suppliers whenever they require it.
Our aim is not only to remove your sub MAP sellers, but also to foster a positive relationship with your compliant sellers. To achieve this, we have implemented a system of sending out “Thank You” emails to sellers who comply with the policies. Our approach not only helps you eliminate the unwanted sellers but also strengthens your association with the sellers who follow the rules.
We provide daily reports that are delivered directly to you, 7 days a week and 365.25 days per year, without any effort on your part. Our system ensures that you receive regular updates without having to do anything. The reports are sent directly to you and cover important information related to your business.
Our service offers effective Do Not Sell (DNS) list management that can produce lists customized to your requirements, while ensuring that the data is both accurate and current. We understand the importance of maintaining up-to-date DNS lists, which help you to maintain compliant and ethical business practices. Our service allows you to have greater control over your DNS lists, which can lead to more effective and efficientT operations.
We understand that some sellers may attempt to manipulate their prices after receiving a violation warning and then plead ignorance. To address this issue, we capture actual screen shots of the violation and save them in JPG format to present as evidence. This practice proves useful in confronting not only full-time violators but also weekend-only violators. Our approach helps eliminate excuses and facilitates the enforcement of fair practices.
Full Service Monitoring and EnforcemenT
At Synapse MAP Services, we believe in providing a comprehensive Full Service Monitoring and Enforcement solution, which means you don’t have to do any of the work yourself. Our Do-it-for-Me service is designed to handle all aspects of monitoring and enforcement on your behalf. With our daily reports, you can witness MAP violations disappearing, as our expert team manages all aspects of
enforcement including ASIN matching, seller research, Do Not Sell lists, mystery buys, Cease and Desist letters, and if necessary, VERO or DMCA enactment. Our service ensures that you can focus on other important aspects of your business while we take care of the monitoring and enforcement for you.
Our commitment to providing Full Service Monitoring and Enforcement means that we monitor 100% of your SKUs on Amazon, eBay, and Walmart every day. With sub MAP sellers becoming increasingly sophisticated, we know that monitoring all SKUs produces better results, as opposed to checking only a small percentage of them. Our customizable email series is fully automated and sent to sellers who are violating your policies. The templates we use are fully customizable to match your MAP policy and do most of the work for you.
We believe in transparency and fairness, which is why we offer a month-to-month contract. Our clients stay with us because they love what we do, not because they are contractually obligated to do so. Our Shared Data feature is beneficial for our clients as we have data on over 12,000 sellers in the Powersports and Automotive industries. We know who the habitual violators are and how to stop them. Through years of experience, we have identified which sellers are likely to come into compliance easily and which ones need a more robust approach.
Knowing where sellers get their products is crucial for identifying violators. That’s why we do mystery buys for our clients, tracking information in our database to assist all clients when they need help identifying suppliers. We also provide training for your staff to be effective in working with violating sellers, with template responses available to address most seller concerns. Our Thank You Emails to compliant sellers help foster positive relationships and eliminate sub MAP sellers.
We rotate monitoring hours to catch sellers who automatically change their prices at specific times to avoid getting caught. Our robots go out at different times to keep this practice from being effective. We keep screenshots of violators’ actions to prove their noncompliance. Our team can help guide manufacturers through the eBay VeRo program and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Our Do Not Sell List management service creates lists to your specifications while ensuring accurate and current data. We keep track of all sellers, whether they are violating or not, to help you build dealer relationships. We keep graphs of your progress to easily see how your efforts are paying off. When you sign up with us, we conduct a free MAP policy review to reveal any gaps in your policy. We cross-reference all the different part numbers that violators use to list your product.
As a leader in the monitoring and enforcement of Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policies, Synaspe MAP services. is committed to providing a full-service solution that takes care of all aspects of compliance on behalf of our clients. With an increasing number of sellers engaging in noncompliant activities, it is crucial to have a monitoring and enforcement solution that can keep up with the ever-changing landscape of online sales.
Our service is built on the foundation of monitoring 100% of your SKUs on Amazon, eBay, and Walmart every single day. This comprehensive approach ensures that no violators slip through the cracks. We have found that other monitoring firms only check a small percentage of your SKUs, leaving you vulnerable to sub MAP sellers. By monitoring all SKUs, we can provide more accurate and reliable results that help you maintain a level playing field for all sellers.
We understand that sub MAP sellers can be quite sophisticated and may change their practices once they receive a violation warning. That’s why we take actual screenshots of their noncompliance and save them in jpg format to present as evidence. Our approach eliminates excuses and enables more effective enforcement of MAP policies.
Our service is fully customizable, allowing you to set specific parameters for your MAP policy. We provide a set of email templates that can be tailored to match your MAP policy and automatically sent to sellers who are violating it. The emails do the bulk of the work for you, making it easier to maintain compliance and eliminate noncompliant sellers.
We take pride in offering a month-to-month contract that reflects our commitment to transparency and fairness. Our clients stay with us because they love what we do, not because they are contractually obligated to do so. We also offer Shared Data, which means we have data on over 12,000 sellers in the Powersports and Automotive industries. When you sign up with us, you have a significant head start, and all the seller research we do for our other clients is automatically available to you.
We know who the habitual violators are and how to stop them. Our years of experience have given us the insight to identify which sellers are likely to come into compliance easily and which ones need a more robust approach. We conduct mystery buys to determine where sellers are getting their products, keeping track of this information in our database to assist all clients when they need help identifying suppliers. We also provide training for your staff to be effective in working with violating sellers, with template responses available to address most seller concerns.
Our Thank You Emails to compliant sellers help foster positive relationships and eliminate sub MAP sellers. We believe in rotating monitoring hours to catch sellers who automatically change their prices at specific times to avoid getting caught. Our robots go out at different times to keep this practice from being effective. We also monitor and enforce on weekends and holidays, meaning that even if you go on vacation, your MAP policy does not!
Our team can help guide manufacturers through the eBay VeRo program and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). We keep track of all sellers, whether they are violating or not, so you know who is selling your product. This list of “the good guys” is great to have to help you build dealer relationships. We keep graphs of your progress to easily see how your efforts are paying off, and when you sign up with us, we conduct a free MAP policy review to reveal any gaps in your policy. We can also create and automatically send you Do Not Sell lists for you to block out violators, and we cross-reference all the different distributor part numbers that violators use to list your product.
In summary, our Full Service Monitoring and Enforcement solution is designed to provide a comprehensive and customized approach to maintaining compliance with MAP policies. Our commitment to transparency, fairness, and accuracy is reflected in all aspects of our service, from our contract terms to
Our clients say
.Effective Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policies are critical to maintaining brand integrity for premium products. For over three years, we have relied on consistent and reliable monitoring support from Synaspe MAP services. Their comprehensive approach to MAP enforcement has dramatically reduced violations of our brand's integrity. Their ongoing innovation and commitment to staying ahead of violators have allowed us to keep pace and respond effectively to new methods of attempting to circumvent our MAP policy.
I want to express my gratitude once again for the excellent work that you do. It is truly a pleasure working with you all. Your efficiency and effectiveness in getting things done are a breath of fresh air. Thank you for your continued support!
With over 15,000 SKUs covering seven different brands, each with their own Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policies and requirements, we conducted extensive research to find the best MAP monitoring and enforcement company. After using multiple companies simultaneously for several years, we quickly realized that Synaspe MAP services outperformed the rest. Their superior capabilities in finding more violators, accurate reporting, and exceptional customer service made them the clear choice. Within six months, they reduced our MAP violations from over 60,000 to just under 400 and it's still decreasing. Using Synaspe MAP services has significantly increased my efficiency and allowed me to coordinate MAP concerns with our vendors, presenting our company in a better light in their eyes and prospective vendors. They have earned their position as the top leader in MAP support, and we only use Synaspe MAP services now.
We truly appreciate the exceptional service that you provide for us. It's amazing how some ecommerce sellers invest their time and energy in pursuing such low-profit margins. We rely on companies like yours to create a fair and level playing field in the market. Thank you for all that you do!
For over 15 years, I have had the pleasure of conducting business with MAP Services, a highly professional and accurate company. I have worked with David and his staff with multiple companies, and have never encountered any issues. Thanks to their exceptional services, we have successfully enforced and rebuilt our brand protection, especially with DV8 Offroad. Prior to April 2021, we lacked consistent enforcement, but with their reporting, we were able to reduce major violators from around 30 to only 6 minor violators within three months. The daily reports we receive are detailed and accurate, including links to share with violators, and screenshots to combat "night and weekend" sellers. Their communication is prompt, and they are always willing to assist us in any way we need. I highly recommend their services to anyone inquiring about them.
I am thoroughly impressed with the swiftness of your monitoring system in detecting these violations. I recently added multiple new products on a Sunday, and to my surprise, the errors were instantly flagged on your radar.
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In addition to vigilant monitoring and MAP policy enforcement, we also cultivate strong relationships with your compliant sellers, fostering a mutually beneficial partnership
With so many different types of policies and acronyms, it’s easy to get lost. Here’s a simple breakdown to help you understand. First of all, all good policies are “Unilateral” policies, meaning that they are issued by the manufacturer without the need for agreement from the seller. This approach avoids potential legal problems down the line. Secondly, MRP (Manufacturer Resale Policy) refers to the price at which a product is sold, while MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) refers to the price at which a product is advertised. These differences can create confusion, but they are the essence of the policies. If you’re still feeling unsure and want to learn more about these policies, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re always happy to provide more details and help you navigate the world of pricing policies.
At Synapse MAP Services, we understand the limitations of Artificial Intelligence in terms of accuracy. While our robots scrape the internet to find information, not everything they bring back is reliable. Other monitoring companies may require clients to manually verify information, but we take a different approach. Our team is dedicated to getting to know your products and verifying listings for you, ensuring accuracy and reducing false positives. This allows you to focus on more important tasks while we handle the monitoring and enforcement of your MAP policy. Trust us to deliver reliable results and avoid sending violation notices based on inaccurate data.
We automatically send emails to violators with their list of violations and the correct MAP price file. Our pre-written email templates are fully customizable to match your Minimum Advertised Price policy. These emails are sent automatically, 24/7, including holidays and weekends, so you don’t have to worry about monitoring them yourself. Our system is always on the lookout, so you don’t have to be.
The beauty of specializing in the automotive and powersport industries is that we have an extensive database of contact information for dealers. With over 130 brands under our wing, we have the most comprehensive list of sellers in the world. If we come across a new seller who we do not have contact information for, our investigative team will leave no stone unturned until we unveil their identity. Our team is not afraid to do mystery buys or whatever else it takes to uncover their information. Additionally, our collaboration with other manufacturers means that we share information on new dealers, which could be beneficial for you.
By monitoring only select parts of your catalog, some sellers may avoid violating those parts and continue violating the rest. That’s why we monitor and enforce 100% of your parts on third-party sites. It’s crucial to ensure Amazon follows your Minimum Advertised Price policy, and we help you do just that.
We not only handle your minimum advertised price monitoring and enforcement, but we also assist in growing your sales. Our team not only examines violations but also non-violations, which is crucial to evaluate if the MAP enforcement is working. We generate reports that show dealers with zero violations, providing you with an opportunity to reach out to them for marketing purposes or expand their product line. Additionally, we can identify dealers who only list some of your products and provide you with the data to contact them and encourage them to carry your complete line.
We analyze all listings, not just the violations, to obtain a comprehensive compliance number. Focusing only on violations gives an incomplete view, for instance, if there are 100 violations, and non-violations are not taken into account. We aim to maintain our clients’ compliance level at 95% or higher by analyzing both violations and non-violations.
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