SewTites Authorized eCommerce Reseller Policy
Effective November 1, 2020
SewTites® is committed to working with customers to facilitate the sale of SewTites products through ecommerce channels. SewTites maintains an eCommerce Authorized Reseller Policy to protect SewTites brand and intellectual property, as well as authorized channel partners. This policy is also in place to protect end customers, ensuring they receive accurate product information, pricing, and warranty protection that meets SewTites standards. Finally, the policy works to ensure fair competition among resellers as well as supporting those who have invested in stocking and marketing SewTites products and abide by SewTites policies and programs. SewTites will interpret and enforce this policy at its sole discretion. In order to be considered an eCommerce Authorized Reseller (“Reseller”), you must meet the following requirements:
Sell on Approved Websites Only
Unless otherwise explicitly authorized in writing by a Member/Owner of SewTites subsequent to the effective date of this policy, Resellers may only take orders via websites owned and operated by their own company. Selling on third party marketplaces (e.g., Amazon, eBay, Walmart, etc.), dropship accounts (e.g., Buy.com, Jet.com, Newegg, etc.) or classified sites (e.g., Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, etc.) is strictly prohibited.
Maintain Accurate Brand & Product Information
- Maintain proper use of all SewTites trademarks.
- Sell product only in original packaging.
- Do not duplicate or develop different UPCs to differentiate a product.
Sell Only to End Users
Only resellers purchasing products directly from SewTites or an authorized SewTites distributor are authorized to resell products through ecommerce in accordance with this policy.
Authorized resellers should not sell SewTites products to other ecommerce resellers. SewTites recognizes that sales to ecommerce resellers may inadvertently occur from time to time. Therefore, in the event you inadvertently transact with other ecommerce resellers, you must disclose the details of those transactions (e.g., when and to whom such products were sold) so that SewTites may enforce this policy.
Sellers transacting SewTites products through ecommerce that did not procure the product from SewTites directly or an authorized SewTites distributor are not authorized to sell SewTites products online or use SewTites trademarks, copyrights, images or product information. SewTites reserves the right to take enforcement action against the seller and supplier of the product in accordance with this policy.
Disclose All Seller Names & Properties
Maintain accurate and up to date company information and disclose all retail locations, web properties, temporary storefronts and seller names across all channels directly to SewTites. Any seller transacting through ecommerce must report all websites and seller names advertising or transacting SewTites products to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provide eCommerce Sell-Through Data Upon Request
Upon request, provide ecommerce sell-through point of sale data by UPC and web property.
SewTites Minimum Advertised Price Policy
All Resellers must abide by SewTites MAP policy as set forth here:
Resellers acknowledge that they will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations related to the advertising, sale, and marketing of SewTites products, including but not limited to:
- Don't make false or misleading claims or engage in deceptive sales tactics.
- If you email customers, comply with CAN-SPAM (and other similar laws).
- Use known and trusted checkout vendors only and ensure that credit card transactions flow through a PCI-compliant payment stack (i.e., one in which credit card numbers are not collected by the merchant).
Resellers that fail to comply with any term in this policy will be subject to enforcement actions at SewTites discretion including but not limited to:
- Loss of authorization to sell SewTites product online
- Loss, termination or non-renewal of rebate incentives, co-ops or other marketing funds from SewTites
- Suspension of shipments
- Permanent termination of Resellers account with SewTites
Resellers may not circumvent any term of this policy through any means. SewTites will interpret any violations of this policy in its sole discretion. No failure or delay of enforcing this policy shall be deemed a waiver of right. SewTites reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.
eCommerce Authorized Reseller Benefits
Resellers that abide by all facets of this policy will be deemed authorized to sell SewTites products in ecommerce, provided they maintain constant adherence to the policy. Authorized Resellers understand they do not have any proprietary rights to SewTites trademarks or other intellectual property but are authorized to use SewTites trademarks, copyrights, images and product information for the sole purpose of reselling SewTites products.