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Weekly Roundup | What’s Next for DTC Shipping?

In this week’s roundup, we highlight how wineries and breweries can prepare for the holidays and reel in profitable sales on Cyber Monday. Now that the Texas audit on Out-of-State Winery Direct permit holders has been going on for a month, wineries can get a better grasp on the scope. Join the Hit the Bottle podcast to discuss big data and how craft beverage producers can use it to make better business decisions. The shipping experience is highly influential in building customer loyalty; make sure it’s delightful. Lastly, California wineries don’t let the recent power outage slow them down.

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Weekly Roundup | Trends and Compliance in Modern Beer and Wine

In this week’s roundup, we share tips for crafting a successful corporate gifting campaign for an end-of-year revenue boost. This year’s Great American Beer Festival reveals new beer trends and those involved in making it legal to sell beer to-go at Texas breweries want to teach other states how they can work together to achieve legislature reform. Learn more about the Americans with Disabilities Act and what wineries can do to stay compliant. Sales Tax Nexus laws went into effect in 2018 but Texas, California and New York have made changes that craft producers should know about. Lastly, see if your winery possesses the traits that often go hand-in-hand with long term success.

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Weekly Roundup | New Trends Emerge in the Wine and Beer Industries

In this week’s roundup, consumer studies reveal how Americans shop for alcohol and how the US premium market has evolved. In the beer world, the Great American Beer Festival kicked off this week and reports show that the economic impact of craft breweries continue to rise. Last but not least, we show wineries and breweries how they can launch an email nurture series that will improve their overall business. 

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Weekly Roundup | Work With (and Not Against) Technology

In this week's roundup, we feature a recording of the webinar that we held with the team at ShipCompliant on the topic of how to adopt DTC technology, affordably. We share how Matthiasson Wines uses VineSpring to grow their online sales and club memberships and Hit the Bottle Podcasts focuses on digital marketing strategies for wineries and breweries. The Texas ABC direct-shipping audit is in full swing; see an example list of questions you could be asked. And, done right, marketing automation can significantly boost revenue for wineries.

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Weekly Roundup | Continuing the Upward Momentum for Craft Producers

In this week’s roundup, loosened restrictions are expected to make wine deliveries easier in New York and the Oregon wine industry continues its upward momentum. Consignment sales play a positive role for small producers and are being challenged by TTB. Craft breweries take a surprising turn by attracting a new consumer with non-alcoholic beer. Learn a few tips on how to craft your customer emails and watch a recorded webinar about an exciting new integration between Quickbooks and VineSpring.

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Weekly Roundup | Is Your Winery or Brewery Always Improving?

In this week’s roundup, we highlight new and exciting changes for the VineSpring platform. Discover eight ways that your winery or brewery can take advantage of data and learn ways to increase club retention. TTB is offering a temporary voluntary disclosure program and the Supreme Court's Tennessee decision has the potential to dramatically change the US wine market. Lastly, read about how breweries can get one step ahead and start preparing for fall and winter seasonal releases during the summer months. 

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Weekly Roundup | Summertime is the Perfect Time to Redefine Your DTC Channel

In this week’s roundup, we highlight K & M Wines and how VineSpring helped redefine their DTC process. State and Federal laws restrict auto-renewals in subscription services. Does your club comply? Summer may be slow but it’s the perfect time to prepare for the fourth quarter. TTB announces regulatory relief and Square gives tips on how brands can authentically share their story.

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Weekly Roundup | A Change for the Better?

In this week’s roundup, the recent Supreme Court ruling calls into question other restrictive rules imposed by states. Be transported back to childhood with the VineSpring team’s summer memories from the good old days. Nielsen explores a shift in consumer loyalty and booze companies use augmented reality to engage with consumers. Lastly, learn how you can take action to reduce risk in website compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Weekly Round Up | The Supreme Court Shakes Up the Three-Tier System

In this week’s roundup, industry and mainstream outlets give their analysis of a significant Supreme Court decision that could change the three-tier system for retailers. We share the knowledge we gained from working with hundreds of wineries to help wine clubs thrive this summer. California wine sales are up in 2018 and ShipCompliant, Wine Shipping, and FedEx are working together to provide more convenient shipping options for DTC wine buyers.

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Weekly Roundup | Cultivating a Better Virtual Shopping Experience

In this week’s roundup, we explore how wineries and breweries can increase their online sales by implementing automation and personalization, and give tips on engaging with wine consumers across multiple digital platforms. We listen to an interview with Paul Mabray on using tech and data in the wine industry, and look at what appeals to younger generations of wine buyers. Lastly, we review some proposed bills in Oregon that would affect the labeling out-of-state winemakers, and listen to brewery owners’ advice on how to open new taprooms.

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Weekly Roundup | Wanted: Winery Innovation

In this week’s roundup, we discuss how connecting with customers over the phone is still relevant in the digital age, Washington D.C.’s new sales tax rules for out-of-state and online wineries, learnings from this year’s Unified conference, a new app that connects wineries to customers, and how innovation is needed to satisfy emerging industry trends.

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