Online Sales Policy

Online Internet Sales Policy

As the leading distributor of Billiards equipment in the industry, Imperial is focused on maintaining high margins for our dealer network.  In recognition of the investment in time and resources required for our high-quality dealers to provide the level of customer service and product knowledge expected from our customers, Imperial is committed to enforcing policies, which allow our resellers to maintain high profit margins through the sale of our products.  Imperial has an established Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) Policy that an Authorized Reseller must follow for the advertising and marketing of Imperial products. All Imperial Authorized Resellers must agree to the terms and conditions of the following MAP Policy.

This year Imperial will be publishing a MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) in addition to a MSRP on a few of our proprietary lines of products. 

Currently these lines are as follows:

  • Imperial Billiard Tables
  • Imperial Shuffleboard Tables
  • Imperial Game Tables
  • Garlando Foosball Tables, Table Tennis Tables and Accessories
  • Cuetec Cues and Accessories
  • Licensed Products

These Minimum Advertised Prices will begin to be enforced as of July 1, 2018. 

Imperial Furniture Billiard Table Internet Sales:

Imperial Furniture Billiard Tables will ONLY be allowed to be sold online by Imperial Authorized Dealers that display a minimum of 5 Imperial Billiard Tables on their showroom floor.  (Photographs or site visits may be required) No online sales of Imperial Furniture Billiard Tables will be allowed by anyone that does not have a brick and mortar store unless otherwise authorized by Imperial in writing.

Imperial will continue its policy of NOT drop shipping Imperial Furniture Billiard Tables to ANY address that is not an Authorized Imperial Dealer location.  This includes pick up orders by a 3rd party or orders that the customer supplies a BOL. 

Brick and Mortar dealers that sell via Ecommerce sites may continue to sell via their company owned websites and other 3rd party online marketplaces but MUST adhere to the rules above and cannot sell Imperial Furniture Pool Tables under the published MAP. Please contact your Sales Representative for current MAP pricing and your current Imperial price list.   Violators of this policy will receive a warning for the first infraction and will be required to correct the infraction within 2 business days.  The second infraction will be dealt with on a case by case basis and can result in suspension of a dealers ability to purchase Imperial Billiard Tables.  If there is a third infraction Imperial will suspend sales of all billiard tables to the customer.  No exceptions.

Imperial Licensed Product Internet Sales:

On the Licensed side of our business (noted above), we have had a MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) policy in place and have been monitoring aggressively since 2016.  These products include all items in the below listed categories. 

  • Imperial Furniture, Indoor and Outdoor
  • Imperial Home Accents
  • Imperial Lighting
  • Imperial Sporting Goods  

In addition to MAP enforcement our league licenses in NFL and MLB prohibit sales of their products on third party websites.  Once identified, we require that you correct both within 48 hours, so that no further action has to be taken.  It is Imperial’s policy to support businesses of all types and know you would appreciate the same concern for your business.  Our plan will be to give you the benefit of the doubt with a three strike policy.  After three notices, we reserve the right to withdraw the fulfillment of this product or our entire product catalog until the matter is resolved.