How Skullcandy Saves Time and Resources Using Automated MAP Monitoring
Skullcandy is a multi-million-dollar headphone manufacturer, making headphones, speakers, and accessories to cater to music lovers of all kinds. They are the leading global performance and lifestyle audio brand in America and Canada.
For Skullcandy, manual monitoring was not working. The company has a huge reseller network that made monitoring the market for their product tedious, frustrating, and inaccurate. They also had difficulty in catching unauthorized sellers in the market and checking price points once every few days was not frequent enough.
Skullcandy enforces strict MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) policies regarding the price points at which their authorized sellers are allowed to list their products on their respective websites and marketplace listings. To enforce this, Skullcandy was manually monitoring their resellers’ sites. It was tedious, costly, and extremely inaccurate, especially since they could only check the sites once every few days. This often meant that resellers could continuously change their prices and violate Skullcandy’s price policy without getting caught.
Skullcandy chose to use Wiser to remove the tediousness and frustration of manual price monitoring. Wiser not only has the ability to automatically monitor their network of resellers, but also allows Skullcandy to see screenshots of the violations as proof they can show the violators.
Skullcandy used Wiser to:
- Monitor retailers who carry their product.
- Discover when a seller’s listed price violates MAP policy for specific products.
- Uncover when unauthorized retailers are selling and marketing their products.
- Provide violation details including screenshots as proof.
The results are precise and are essential to the protection of Skullcandy’s brand and MAP policy. Wiser went a step further and checks the web for unauthorized sellers as well, helping further protect the Skullcandy brand.
The power in Wiser is its ability to precisely determine selling prices on a continuous basis without placing the burden on our team.
The Skullcandy team can now allocate their valuable time and resources to other parts of their business. Manually going to retailer sites to check pricing was monotonous and inaccurate. By automating the process with Wiser, Skullcandy is quickly alerted to violations as soon as they occur and is able to enforce their MAP policy more effectively as a result. Coupled with the ability to identify unauthorized resellers in the market, Wiser equips Skullcandy with two essential ways to protect their brand pricing.
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