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Online Advertising: Exploring IMAP Policies and the IDW

As more distributors move online and begin to use web storefronts, new rules and regulations regarding the way they can advertise and price manufacturers' products are coming into place. Learn more about Internet Advertised Minimum Price (IMAP) policies and how they affect both manufacturers and distributors. See where in the IDW you can load IMAP data as well as where to find it on a price sheet.

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Pricing Data Enhancements to the IDW

IDEA recently formed an Innovation Advisory Council comprised of electrical distributor and manufacturer thought leaders to develop an exciting technology road map for the future known as the Innovating for the Future Plan (view this press release for more information). As part of this initiative, distributors have told us they need a list price to conduct business and negotiate with large industrial accounts and government contracts.

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Feedback Request on IDW Expired Price Sheets

The IDEA team is developing a best practice for manufacturer price sheet longevity to eliminate unnecessary memory space. Based on prior research and experience, we propose to purge price sheets with an expiration date of 36 months/three years or greater. …

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Did You Know? IDW Hot Facts

IDW keeps all pricing (Future, Current and Expired) separate and easy to access for lookups and downloads. During the setup of the new price sheet for the manufacturers, there is a feature which allows you to link the Future price…

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