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Here is an opportunity for the entire Linux community to profit by continuing to do what it does best, developing and promoting Linux.
We wish to create a network of people who promote Linux, and related products to others. These people can either sell products directly to their own customers, receiving a dealer discount when purchasing from the catalog for customers, or hand out the Linux Shopping Mall "One Stop Linux Shop" catalog to every real prospect they know.
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Using these two pieces of information, and the mall (our) price for the product from the catalog page, you can determine your discount level and how much you pay for any particular product using the following discount matrix. These discounts are not to be combined with other specials or discounts. In time, our online ordering system will automatically give you the proper discounts on any purchase; this is still under development.
Your dealer discount category, 0 through 7, is determined by how many units of one product you buy at a time, or commit to buy over time.
Buy this many|
units of one
product per order
OR commit to |
much per annum
You may buy your way into a category by paying 25% of the annual commitment amount in advance, or raise your discount for a particular order by increasing the quantity of items on that order. Your account will be reviewed annually to determine what base discount level you fit into. |
Use product Classification A through L, and your Discount category 0 through 7 from above on the following matrix to see your discount for that product.
------------------- Discount Category
Products are assigned to Classifications A through L (see Catalog) according to marketing costs, how much we pay for the product, stock turns, and how much support we are likely to have to provide.
If you choose to hand out catalogs and let our processing center fulfill your customers' orders, the commission that you receive will be 5% less than the discount you would have received if you had bought the item from us yourself and passed it to the customer. Your commission in this case will be calculated according to how many sales occurred for your dealer code (lead code) during the period in question, and we pay out commissions at the end of the month after the month in which the sale takes place (i.e., if a sale takes place on March 1 and another on March 31, Linux Mall would pay the commission for both sales on April 30).
For a no-charge return privilege, subtract 5% from the discount you are entitled to, i.e., if you would get 45%, you get 40% instead, but may return any product within 90 days for a cheerful and full refund. We prefer to give maximum possible discount for final sales.