Prevent Unauthorized Sales
Be respectful to your fellow distributors
Some distributors have reported OC products appearing in their market that they have not sold. Unauthorized sales have sadly has been an ongoing issue. OC has recently taken a number of steps to respect distributor rights and prevent unauthorized sales from occurring.
These steps include:
Stopping the practice of OC selling directly at trade shows
Ensuring that all distributors consent to selling terms in our distribution contract
Issuing warnings to distributors who have reported unauthorized sales.
Terminating distribution contracts for continued unauthorized sales.
While the number of reported incidents has fallen significantly, frustratingly unauthorized sales still occur. They continue to occur as a result of distributors either knowingly or unknowingly:
Selling product directly outside of their authorized territory to an individual or business
Selling to businesses who then sell the product outside of their authorized territory.
Selling product to sub-dealers who then sell onto other companies that sell outside of their authorized territory
As distributors significantly control the flow of product sold internationally, OC alone cannot solve this issue. We need distributors to take proactive steps by doing the following:
Reminding customers that legal purchases can only be made from an authorized OC distributor.
Carefully vetting which individuals or companies you sell product to.
Ensuring all sales agreements specify product cannot be resold outside of territory.
Issuing warnings to any customer or sub-dealer that makes unauthorized sales.
Terminating any sub-dealer that continues to sell outside of your territory.
Sharing evidence with OC of unauthorized sales.
RESPECTING YOUR FELLOW OC DISTRIBUTORS