Listing category: "ShipCompliant Wholesale"

Speaker Spotlight | Beverage Alcohol Community Symposium (BACS)

ShipCompliant is gearing up for our annual fall event, the Beverage Alcohol Community Symposium (formerly known as the Wholesale Gathering). We have a stellar line-up of speakers who will share their knowledge, best practices, and tips and tricks to help you navigate the challenges and regulations you face when bringing new products to market. Before […]

Webinar | Shape the Wholesale Industry

Last week, we held a webinar for beverage alcohol suppliers. In this webinar, Alex and Hannah, our Wholesale pros, walk through some of the latest innovations ShipCompliant has released to help shape the wholesale beverage alcohol industry. They also dig into how you can begin taking advantage of these innovations, today.

Announcement | The ShipCompliant Beverage Alcohol Community

We are excited to announce the launch of the new ShipCompliant Beverage Alcohol Community (BAC)! The BAC is a place to connect directly with industry experts, share best practices, and stay informed on regulatory updates. The community is free and available to everyone, including those that are not currently a ShipCompliant customer.

Product Registration Online Updates for AK and KS

By now, those holding Kansas and Arkansas wholesale licenses should have received a notification from the states regarding 2015 label renewals. Both states allow for licensees to submit label renewals from June 1 – June 30. Additionally, all labels are renewed online through Product Registration Online. Renewals for both states can be completed by following these […]

Breakdown of the TTB’s Allowable Revisions

Changing a label is a standard part of the brand development process. When you decide to update a previously approved label, it is essential that you review the TTB’s list of allowable revisions before you submit a new COLA application. In some instances, your updates may not require you to send in the new label […]

Webinar | Formula Approvals with the TTB

For many beverage alcohol products, the TTB must evaluate the product and approve its formulas before it can issue a Certificate of Label Approval (COLA). This means that getting a formula approval is often the first step that can make or break your product’s ability to get to market quickly.

The OrchestratedBEER and ShipCompliant Integration

We have been working with our buddies at OrchestratedBEER to make your lives easier. OrchestratedBEER is an industry leader in brewery management software. They help breweries with everything from planning and scheduling your brews to managing your sales, invoices, and accounting. OrchestratedBEER and ShipCompliant have a shared purpose. We strive to simplify our customer’s processes, […]

Approved by TTB, Palcohol Battle Shifts to States

As mostly expected, TTB approved labels for the sale of powdered alcohol. The approval of “Palcohol” labels was announced yesterday by TTB spokesman Tom Hogue speaking to The Associated Press. Lipsmark, the owner of the Palcohol brand, announced the label approvals on its website yesterday: “The TTB approved Palcohol today — finally! It is now […]

Webinar | ShipCompliant Cider Edition Demo

Presented by Mackenzie Latham on March 5, 2015 As a cider producer, you, no doubt, have to navigate the cumbersome work of state product registrations, license management, and distributor reporting. There’s a lot of work to do to get your products to market. ShipCompliant makes it easier. ShipCompliant currently works with over 3,000 beer, wine, […]

Webinar | ShipCompliant Cider Edition Demo

Presented by Mackenzie Latham on March 5, 2015 As a cider producer, you, no doubt, have to navigate the cumbersome work of state product registrations, license management, and distributor reporting. There’s a lot of work to do to get your products to market. ShipCompliant makes it easier. ShipCompliant currently works with over 3,000 beer, wine, […]

New Michigan Excise Tax Structure Starts This Month

The January 2015 report for Michigan liquor excise taxes is due this month, bringing the first reporting period with the new tax liability structure (noted in a previous blog post) to a close. The Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) has sent several notices to registered licensees of all tiers regarding these changes in the reporting […]

Handmade, Homemade, Handcrafted — What’s Safe These Days?

If you pay attention to industry news, you’ve surely noticed an increase in stories about litigation surrounding “misleading” information on labels. Most recently, Anheuser-Busch’s use of “Bud Light Lime-a-Rita” is being questioned by two California-based law firms because it has twice the calories of regular Bud Light. Other recent lawsuits include Maker’s Mark (Beam/Suntory) and […]

Handmade, Homemade, Handcrafted — What's Safe These Days?

If you pay attention to industry news, you’ve surely noticed an increase in stories about litigation surrounding “misleading” information on labels. Most recently, Anheuser-Busch’s use of “Bud Light Lime-a-Rita” is being questioned by two California-based law firms because it has twice the calories of regular Bud Light. Other recent lawsuits include Maker’s Mark (Beam/Suntory) and […]

Michigan excise tax shift creates pricing scramble

Michigan Alcoholic Beverage Excise Tax: Important change shifts liabilities from supplier to wholesaler on February 1, 2015 The Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) is making a significant change to the regulations for alcoholic beverage distribution within the state. Beginning February 1, 2015 Michigan alcoholic beverage wholesalers will be responsible for the filing and payment of […]

Last Month to Renew Labels in South Dakota

Happy Holidays! With Thanksgiving and the busiest shopping day of the year behind us, we have less than one more month of 2014 left. That’s 29 days of finishing resolutions you made last year and even less to buy holiday gifts! It also means that the label renewal periods for a few states are coming […]

Wine Labels – It’s a Family Thing

In addition to being a foundational element of society, “Family” also turns out to be an iconic marketing theme. This is perhaps no more so than in the wine industry where the “family winery” or “family estate” seems so omnipresent among wine brands.  In fact, a quick Google search for “family winery” yields 1.7M results […]

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 […]

LabelVision Trend Watch: Moscato – In Review

Our recently released LabelVision tool is already giving many alcohol beverage companies a new way to protect their brands, labels and trademarks by being able to closely monitor newly approved alcohol beverage labels. But perhaps just as important is the insights into trends it will lend marketers, the media and researchers. Take the example of Moscato […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stuff You Didn’t Know about Being a Craft Brewer (Part 2)

In the last post, I ran through some of the things you need to be think about as a brewery expanding into new markets. Let’s review: Trademark Issues Pre-COLA Product Evaluation and Certification of Label Approval (COLA) submission (especially formulation!) State brand and label registrations State permitting Entering into trade agreements with distributors I want […]

Stuff You Didn’t Know about Being a Craft Brewer (Part 1)

The craft brewing industry has seen tremendous growth in the past few years. In 2012, there were 1292 craft breweries in the US and 1,124 brewpubs, a growth rate of more than 20% over the previous year. More and more people are getting into the business of craft beer, but how many really understand what’s […]

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 […]