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New eCommerce Platform Joins ShipCompliant’s Certified Partner Program

Sovos is pleased to announce its newest certified partner, Commerce7, a leading eCommerce platform in the beverage alcohol industry. Commerce7’s integration with Sovos’ ShipCompliant platform will allow wineries to ship wine direct-to-consumer with the confidence they are in compliance in a new, customer centric platform. Larry Cormier, General Manager of ShipCompliant by Sovos, said, “We […]

2018 ShipCompliant Wine Summit: Sponsors and Exhibitors

The 2018 ShipCompliant Wine Summit is approaching fast! If you haven’t already registered for the conference, which will take place May 31 at the Napa Valley Marriott in Napa, California, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible to ensure your spot. You won’t want to miss out on our premier user conference […]

2018 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report Indicates DtC Sales on Track to Reach $3 Billion This Year

Direct shipping proves tremendous growth opportunity for wineries, who shipped nearly six million cases directly to consumers last year, according to the annual Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report from Sovos and Wines & Vines. (Boston, MA) JANUARY 22, 2018 Wineries shipped $2.69 billion worth of wine directly to consumers in 2017, according to the 2018 Direct-to-Consumer […]

Overview of the 2015 Washington Wine Market

In a previous post, we discussed how Oregon’s wine direct-to-consumer market boomed in 2015. Of course, Oregon isn’t the only Northwest region to enjoy the benefits of the DtC market boom. Washington, home to more than 890 wineries according to Washington State Wine, enjoyed sustained growth last year. Compared to its neighbor to the south, […]

New Partner | SimplyCMS Launches Integration

ShipCompliant regularly introduces you to wine industry software systems who have recently built integrations to our compliance, tax, and address validation APIs. This week we are excited to tell you about simplyCMS and invite you to join a live integration demo on Tuesday, March 1st (sign up below). You can view all current partners here and find out more information about our partner program here.

New Product Announcement | ShipCompliant Delivery Experience Tools

We are excited to announce the release of our latest solution — the Delivery Experience. These tools were created to empower wineries to provide their customers with exceptional customer service from tasting room to table. Its release was announced by ShipCompliant President Jason Eckenroth May 28th at DIRECT, our annual conference held in Napa Valley. Sign up […]

Wyoming and Arkansas Amend DTC Laws

The Governor of Wyoming signed H 47 into law on February 25, 2015, doubling the amount of wine a licensed direct shipper can ship to any one address during a 12-month period from 18 liters (two cases) to 36 liters (four cases). The bill becomes effective on July 1, 2015. Prior to sending any direct shipment […]

How to Improve Your Wine Shipping Integration With UPS and FedEx

Direct Wine Shipping to South Dakota Gets the Green Light

Governor Dennis Daugaard has signed into law legislation House Bill 1001, passed by the South Dakota legislature that finally ends the state’s prohibition against wine direct shipping. When the new law becomes effective on January 1, 2016, the gates will be open for winery to consumer shipments to the Mount Rushmore state. The passage of […]

Illinois sends over 100 cease and desist letters

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) announced at their board meeting last week that they had sent over 100 cease and desist letters to retailers, wineries, and fulfillment houses. The letters state that the ILCC “has evidence that your business is transferring alcoholic liquor into Illinois from a point outside of Illinois without a license.” […]

Wineries Toast to a New Market – Direct Wine Shipping to Massachusetts

Report Shows Record-Breaking Year for Direct Wine Shipping

–For Immediate Release– ShipCompliant and Wines & Vines Release Annual Report Showing Value of Winery Direct Shipments Jumping 15.5% in 2014 (Boulder, COLORADO)—American wineries increased the dollar value of their direct-to-consumer shipments by an unprecedented 15.5% in 2014, with an equally record-breaking increase in the volume of those shipments. The average price per bottle of […]

Massachusetts DTC Applications – How to Get Started

As ShipCompliant reported earlier this week, the new Direct Wine Shipper License application and advisory were released over this past weekend. The new permit law replaces the existing unworkable direct shipping law in its entirety. See the previous post to read more about how the new laws, in effect starting January 1, 2015, apply to […]

New Direct Wine Shipper License Applications Now Available for Massachusetts

As we discussed in a previous post, Massachusetts opening to direct shipping is probably the biggest change that we have seen in direct wine shipping since the Granholm Supreme Court decision of 2005. Over the weekend, the Massachusetts ABCC updated their website with a brief advisory on the new direct shipping law that summarizes the […]

Ship or Distribute to Indiana? Here’s How to Meet Their New Requirements

Starting with the October filing period, Indiana requires all alcohol beverage companies working in Indiana to electronically remit monthly excise tax returns and shipment reports. This method for electronic filing and payment is unique to Indiana and does not exist in any other state report. ShipCompliant will be holding several webinars over the coming weeks […]

Expansion of Allowable Label Revisions by TTB Helps Industry

Last week TTB expanded the list of Allowable Revisions to Approved Alcohol Beverage Labels within the Industry Circular 2014-02. These minor changes come after a major effort last year to reduce the number of new label submissions from domestic suppliers. You can read more about the first change in this blog post. Previously approved labels with […]

Indiana Now Requires Encrypted File Transfer for Alcohol Reports

No one disputes that applying new technology to the process of complying with state liquor regulations is long overdue. However, the new eFile requirements for Indiana excise taxes and shipping reports demonstrates that instituting new digital processes can be challenging. The New Law Beginning with the October filings (due in November), Indiana will require alcohol […]

Direct Shipping To Massachusetts–Finally!

Eight years after Massachusetts passed an unworkable and overly-restrictive direct shipping bill, and four years since the same law was ruled unconstitutional by a federal court, Bay State legislators finally passed a workable direct wine shipping law that will allow out-of-state and in-state wineries to ship wine directly to state residents. The new law was […]

Arkansas Confirms Direct Shippers Only Responsible for Statewide Taxes

As wineries were applying for and beginning to use the new DTC shipping licenses for on-site sales to Arkansas consumers, we learned that some of the staff in the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration were telling holders of direct wine shipper licenses that they were responsible for collecting certain local sales and use taxes. […]

Take Control of your Fulfillment Processes

Making sure orders are up-to-date and within the boundaries of each state’s regulations can be a stressful and time consuming process every month. If you’re frustrated in any way with your current fulfillment processes, I highly recommend you take a look at ShipCompliant’s Fulfillment Management tools. We make it really easy to batch your club […]

Don't Delay – Renew your Arkansas Products by June 30th

Arkansas, the latest state to adopt wholesale label registration practices, has begun their first renewal period. The state recently sent out an email communication to all licensees with previously registered labels. Just in case you missed the email, here’s what you need to know: The renewal period will run from June 1st through June 30th, […]

Accelerating the Demise of Paper

In calendar year 2013, ShipCompliant generated over 200,000 reports (sales and use tax, excise tax, direct shipping reports, wholesale gallonage reports, markup tax reports) for our clients. These reports generated over 700,000 pages of paper that were printed and mailed across the country (with paper checks as well) to the various state agencies. On top […]

Introducing AutoFile – Fully Automated Filing & Payments

To our valued customers: The US beverage alcohol industry has it tough. It is one of the most regulated industries in the United States, as well as one of the most fragmented. Our industry is full of thousands of small businesses and startups; Entrepreneurs following their passion and seeking to achieve their dream of building […]

3 Reasons To Get Excited About This Year’s DIRECT Conference

We look forward to the DIRECT Conference each year, however, this year’s conference promises to be the most exciting yet! Here are some reasons we are excited. 1. Our amazing keynote speaker, Zingerman’s Co-Owner & Founding Partner, Ari Weinzweig What can a deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan teach the world about building a business that […]

A Forum for Your Thoughts

The beauty of ShipCompliant and other software as a service products is that they are cloud based, which allows them to be ever-changing and always improving. We have a responsibility to fix things that are broken and maintain upkeep, but more important and far more interesting in our eyes, is the usability and deliverability of […]

Don’t Fall Behind With Your Fortified Wine

Maine, New Mexico, and Washington are the only states that have separate excise tax rates for wine and wine fortified with spirits (Edit: Some states consider a product to be fortified if it is over a certain ABV, regardless of the addition of spirits). To date, we’ve accommodated wineries that shipped fortified products to consumers […]

Everything is bigger in Texas, including 4 month quarters and 13 month years

Texas sent out notices to all permitted out-of-state wine direct shippers that as of January 1, 2014, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) is updating the filing periods for the C-240, Shippers Excise Tax Return. The notice states that permittees shipping less than 4,000 gallons annually to consumers in Texas may begin filing this return […]

How to make compliant shipments to Arkansas

Following up on Sarah’s post about the new permit applications being available in Arkansas, we wanted to give you a quick update on how we’re handling some of the unique requirements in the Arkansas law. The bottom line is that you can now make compliant shipments to Arkansas if you’ve completed the permit process. Continue […]