It has been an incredible year here at ShipCompliant — we have a lot to be grateful for. The stress that comes this time of year makes it easy to forget to take pause and express gratitude to those around you, so we want to be sure to take a moment to step back and say thanks. Here are just a few of the things we’re grateful for this year.
Each year, we have the pleasure of partnering with Wines and Vines to publish the Direct Shipping Report. This January, we published the report once again! We are grateful for all parties involved in its publishing and to all those who have, and continue, to contribute to the tremendous growth of the industry that’s illustrated in the report.
This spring, we made a big move and joined the Sovos family. On April 1, we made the announcement, and the last eight months have been an absolute whirlwind. We are thrilled to be part of the leading compliance company, which has allowed us to provide even more service and support to our customers and more opportunities for growth — we have grown our team by 15 people, just this year!
In May, we celebrated the 10th year of our DIRECT conference. The DIRECT conference is truly one of the most meaningful experiences for our team and we are so grateful to all of the speakers and sponsors who made the event incredible. But we’re also grateful to our customers who took the time out of their busy schedules to join us for two days of learning, sharing, and working together to make this industry successful and incredible to work in.
After our DIRECT conference, we launched our Beverage Alcohol Community. It has been incredible to see its growth and we are so grateful for the participants of the community. Additionally, we greatly appreciate the industry experts who have devoted their time to sharing their knowledge and collaborating with our community members.
In October, we made another big announcement. Our parent company, Sovos Compliance, purchased WineDirect Compliance, a product of WineDirect. This move required the management of a lot of moving parts and we are thankful for the collaboration and teamwork we’ve experienced with the WineDirect Compliance team.
Finally, we are so grateful for those who participated, sponsored, and attended our Beverage Alcohol Community Symposium in New York City. Once again, we found ourselves surrounded by incredible speakers, an engaged audience, and humbling knowledge sharing. It was truly an unforgettable event and we are so excited for the future of this symposium.
Most importantly, we are grateful for our amazing customers and partners. At ShipCompliant, our purpose is to create remarkable experiences for people through technology, service, and relationships. The relationships we’ve developed over the years create for us a truly remarkable experience every single day. It’s what drives us and provides us meaning in our work. Thank you for your continued support and partnership.
Now to some notes of gratitude directly from the team. We’ll try not to get overly sentimental (no promises!), but we’d like to share some of the things our team is grateful for this year:
I’m thankful to live in a state where it’s easy to go outside and be active. I’m also thankful to work in this industry – the people are amazing. Customer support can be a real bear, but our clients make it easy and fun!
-Petra Stumpf, Customer Success Manager
I’m thankful for friends and family, which now includes the wonderful ShipCompliant team I was fortunate enough to join.
-Eric Ray, Account Manager
I am thankful for a lot; a great place to work with wonderful people I consider friends, my husband, our dog, our house, and our health.
-Patricia Harris, Client Success Leader
I am thankful for my family, friends, and my good fortune (I win a lot of raffles).
-Patrick Leone, Customer Service Direct Product Specialist
My family had a tough beginning this year and a few bumps along the way. But despite all the ups and downs of this year we are all still here, together, happy and healthy. And for that I am thankful.
-Frances Munoz, Senior UX/UI Designer
I’m thankful for a quite a few things, the opportunity I have to work not only in the US but with an awesome bunch of people. (Laughing at work makes anyone’s day better and that seems to happen a lot here.) I am also thankful for the opportunities I have received because of Taxify and ShipCompliant. Traveling, meeting great people and helping change people’s lives with a software solution. I am especially thankful to be able to share these experiences with family and friends.
-Leith Robertson, Account Manager
I’m feeling incredibly thankful to be part of such an amazing team, to be as fortunate as I’ve been, and to be surrounded by loved ones. It’s been a really wonderful year.
-Rachel Bush, Content Manager
I’m thankful that I get to live in one of the most amazing places in the US and get to work with the most engaged, accountable, and caring team that I’ve ever met.
-Alex Oxford, Product Marketing Manager
I’m incredibly grateful to be welcomed into all of the new communities I’ve joined since coming to Boulder. The warmth and openness that I’ve experienced is unique to this place, and these environments have quickly become sources of genuine connection.
-Aliza Sharpio, HR Coordinator
From our families to yours, we hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving.