What is a MAPP?
“MAPP” stands for Minimum Advertised Price Policy. There are many publishers in the gaming industry that have MAPPs, and it is important to stay current with the different policies out there, as they change fairly often. Each publisher has its own specific set of MAPP rules, but in general, a MAPP restricts retailers from advertising the publisher’s products below prices set by the publisher. This advertisement restriction is generally focused toward online advertising, but it may also apply to physical flyers and ads. Importantly, a vendor that uses a MAPP may not fix the retail price; at best, it may only suggest to the retailer the retail price—hence the acronym MSRP.
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