To become a Meade Dealer, your business must be regularly engaged in the retailing of consumer goods such as, but not limited to, telescopes or optical products, cameras, consumer electronics, science supplies, nature supplies, etc. You must complete and submit to Meade’s Dealer Support a completed Dealer Application, a signed Dealer Agreement, your reseller’s certificate, be creditworthy, and maintain a storefront location or on-line presence with a shopping cart in which customers can visit and/or view a diverse selection of Meade and/or Coronado telescopes and accessories. The dealer specifically agrees to be open for business during normal business hours not fewer than five calendar days a week.
In order to best serve the customer, your business must make reasonable efforts to become acquainted with the Meade products that your retail or e-tail establishment will offer. To this end, Meade Instruments offers training information.
At the time of application, you must also submit an initial minimum order of at least $5,000 with a basic cross section of Meade and/or Coronado products and accessories. This should include a selection of entry level, intermediate level and, if applicable high-end telescopes along with their supporting accessories. Thereafter, Dealers must be in good standing (see Dealer Standards below) and must purchase at least $5,000 in Meade and/or Coronado products in the following calendar year in order to continue as an authorized Meade Dealer. All orders are subject to Meade's acceptance.
Dealer Standards: In order to be a Dealer in good standing, you must meet the following requirements:
- A Dealer must be current in all of its payments to Meade; and
- a Dealer must adhere to Meade’s Statement of Brand Image and Distribution Policy, as set forth in the annual price list and sales program; and
- Dealer shall not directly or indirectly, make or ratify any statement, public or private, oral or written, to any person that disparages the company or its products and services.
If you can fulfill the Dealership requirements and are interested in becoming a Meade Dealer, please complete the Request Form by clicking the “Become a Meade Dealer” button on the previous page or call (949) 451-1450 ext 6215.