Official Stockist Information
In order for our regular trade customers to maintain a level of exclusivity within their geographical area, we have specific Terms & Conditions regarding the supply of more than one stockist in any locality or area. As a growing business, the issue of exclusivity is important to us, therefore in order to address this issue we have drawn up clear guidelines in which we state our expectations for companies wishing to sell our products, and equally our commitment to our loyal stockists who support us by ordering regularly.
Our aim is to avoid over-supplying any area and to reassure our regular customers that if they show a reasonable financial commitment to stocking our products, we will reciprocate by not selling the the same products to another stockist that is within their catchment area. The only exception to this may be if a stockist in a similar location wishes to sell an entirely different product category, for example a menswear category and womenswear category. This would be done in discussion with the first stockist.
In order to protect their exclusivity, stockists must fulfill these criteria to become an ‘Official Stockist’.
Definition of Official Stockist: If you wish to become an official stockist within your area, you agree to place orders that meet our minimum order value within a twelve month period (if approached by a new stockist enquiry we will look at sales from the preceding twelve months from the date of the enquiry). We will consider you to be maintaining Official Stockist status if you re-order within 6 months of your first order. However, we will not supply any other outlet in your vicinity with the same products during this time to allow for sales of the first delivery. As an official stockist, we will promote your status via our social media where appropriate.
If you do not place a second order within 6 months, you risk losing official stockist in your area. If we are approached by another outlet after the six months has passed, we will contact you to discuss the situation and give you the opportunity to place an order to secure your position or discuss alternatives.
If you do not order within 12 months, we will consider you to be no longer stocking our products and we will be free to supply another outlet in your area without informing you.
Number of Stockists allowed in a geographical area: We consider the following amount of total stockists per geographical area below to be fair to us and to our existing stockists:
· Village/Small Town /Medium Town – 1 stockist
· Large Town/Small city – 2 stockists (reasonable distances apart or selling different products)
· City/Suburban area – we are free to supply multiple outlets that are a reasonable distance apart from each other.
We reserve the right to supply National Companies.
If there is a dispute between stockists, our agents with local knowledge can deal with exclusivity issues; however Aeon Vie reserves the right to choose which stockist to supply in case of dispute. If you do not wish to spend the agreed minimum order value per year, you can still be a Stockist of our products but we will be free to supply another outlet in your area.
To enquire further about being a stockist of Aeon Vie products, please contact us by sending an email with the subject 'Stockist Enquiry', to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include details of your company including name, location, length of time trading and type of products you currently sell.
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