South African, US and other International Consumer Protection Legislation require certain disclosures to consumers and the public in general. The purpose of disclosures is to declare any compensatory affiliations, income or commissions when something is recommended, promoted, endorsed or sold.
Customers, Affiliates and Partners
AmpleTech encourage customers, affiliates and partners to promote our products and services to their customers and other interested parties. Incentives may include discount vouchers, coupons, benefits and credit to accounts. Generally the financial value of incentives may equal the commissions awarded to sales force personnel; however during special promotions AmpleTech may provide products or services to customers, affiliates and partners below cost price to stimulate sales if it serves the company’s business interests in the long run. We belief in mutually beneficial business relationships with our customers, affiliates and partners; and reward those who support our business marketing efforts.
AmpleTech Consultants and Sales Representatives
AmpleTech’s consultants and sales representatives, hereafter called “consultants”, earn commissions as part of their monthly remunerations. Commissions serve as incentives to increase AmpleTech’s product and service sales. Consultants may earn commissions of up to twenty percent on any product or service sold. Commissions do not affect the quoted prices of products and services as it is part of the company’s general expenses and are thus included in product and service mark-ups.
Similar to newspapers and magazines, AmpleTech may earn income from advertisements; including banner ads, text ads and inline hyper-links placed on our websites, blogs and other Internet facilities. Depending on the agreement with the advertising agency, income can be derived per click, per view or per time frame. Advertisements placed as inline hypertext links are usually indicated with a double underline, flag or both and is usually easy recognisable as a paid hyperlink; however in some articles it may appear as a credit link in the Bio information of an article or as a “Buy Now” or “Download” button linking to another domain where the item can be purchased or downloaded.
Online article authors often publish their articles in Article Directories. As a precondition to republish the article elsewhere on the Internet, hyperlinks in the article must remain intact. These hyperlinks are however not paid advertisements, but rather serve to create backlinks to websites or items promoted by the article author.
Similar the real life shops that seldom manufacture their own products, online shopping or e-commerce facilities are no different and are seldom operated by the product manufacturer. Instead it is operated by affiliates (who can be compared to a retailer) of another e-commerce facility (who can be compared to a wholesaler). Affiliate store owners usually earn commissions on products sold via the affiliate store while the wholesale shop owner add a profit margin to products sourced from drop shippers or manufacturers. It is advisable to review the product return policies of any merchant and to record customer support details whenever you purchase products online. Also ensure that all payments are processed by trusted and secure online facilities when checking out.
AmpleTech has e-commerce facilities in all categories as we sell a range of our own products and services; however we also have separate affiliate stores and wholesale stores in a variety of niche markets. Affiliate stores may earn as little as four percent commissions up to whatever is offered by external suppliers, while we may charge as much as we like on our own products and services. Without commissions and profit margins, no businesses would exist.
The aim of Consumer Protection Legislation however is to disclose any potential prejudice towards a specific product or service, although all advertising are basically prejudiced and companies will recommend their own products or partners if afforded the opportunity to recommend something. Therefore it is advisable to shop around and to form your own opinion about a company, products, services, pricing and after sales support. At AmpleTech we belief we are the best and we will continue to bring our customers excellent value and services for their money.