ShipCompliant Automates Compliance for Nexternal's Winery Client Base

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XML allows for communication between Nexternal and ShipCompliant

Nexternal Solutions and Six88 Solutions, both leading providers of web-based applications to the wine industry, are pleased to announce that users of both systems can now easily run compliance checks and generate state reports for all orders placed in Nexternal's ecommerce software. Through the use of XML, wineries can easily move order data from Nexternal's ecommerce solution into ShipCompliant with a click of a button. Currently, there are more than 25 wineries that are using both Nexternal and ShipCompliant to grow their ecommerce business, while easily managing their direct shipping compliance.

Nexternal's ecommerce software has been helping wineries sell directly to consumers online since 2000. However, rules for shipping wine directly to consumers have been continuously in flux since the Supreme Court ruling in 2005 (Granholm v. Heald) which ruled states that permit in-state vintners to sell directly to consumers may not deny that right to out-of-state producers. Today, Nexternal provides ecommerce software to more than 200 wine brands. Six88 launched its ShipCompliant software in 2006 and now makes it easy for more than 275 wine brands to stay on top of the ever-changing matrix of rules and regulations imposed at the state level.

Sasha Kady of King Estate Winery in Oregon explains, "We at King Estate have been extremely happy with Nexternal's ecommerce solution, which has powered our web store at http://www.kingestate.com for several years. King Estate was among the first wineries in the Northwest to adopt ShipCompliant, another product we have been extremely satisfied with. Now that both products are working together - synergizing - we couldn't be happier! We have freed up some manpower, and can rest assured that we are shipping wine across country with full legal compliance and accurate reporting. It's like an auto-pilot for compliance!"

Jason Eckenroth, President of Six88, recognized an opportunity for the systems to efficiently work together. "ShipCompliant has produced several initiatives to assist wineries in taking advantage of the direct-to-consumer market. By developing integrations with innovative companies, such as Nexternal, compliance checks are automatically run without exporting the order data, enabling an efficient workflow and great customer service. The integration between Nexternal and ShipCompliant is seamless, affording our joint customers an easy solution for ecommerce and direct shipping compliance."

Doreen Davis, who manages Nexternal's wine vertical, sees a big opportunity for these technologies going forward. "Wine sales through our platform are still growing at 50% per year. The Supreme Court ruling was a great boon for wine drinkers throughout the country. Although wineries can now ship to more states, many states haven't made it easy. Fortunately for wineries, ShipCompliant, has taken the pain out of shipping direct to consumers and navigating through the maze of compliance confusion."

About Nexternal Solutions

Nexternal Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of web based e-commerce software. Founded in 1999, the company's unique e-commerce system is used by hundreds of clients in many diverse industries. Nexternal's software features an always-on screen shopping cart with integrated marketing and fulfillment tools allowing merchants to maximize revenue while minimizing operating costs. Nexternal's software was rated five out of five stars by Internet.com and is a three time SIIA Codie awards finalist for Best E-Commerce Software. Winery clients include Paul Hobbs Winery, Bonnydoon Vineyard, Whitehall Lane Winery, Duckhorn Wine Company, Peter Michael Winery and Lewis Cellars. With locations in Carlsbad, CA and New Canaan, CT, Nexternal provides industry leading customer service. For more information, contact Nexternal Solutions, Inc. CA: 800.914.6161. CT: 866.436.8479. Web: http://www.nexternal.com

About Six88 Solutions

Six88 Solutions, based in Boulder, Colorado, is the wine industry's leading provider of automated compliance services. Six88's ShipCompliant system is utilized by more than 275 wine brands shipping from over 23 states throughout the United States. ShipCompliant also powers the industry's source of compliance information at the California Wine Institute's Direct Shipping Portal. Through strategic relationships with wine industry associations, software companies, third party shippers, compliance consultants and common carriers, ShipCompliant continues to be the wine industry's standard for compliance management. For more information, contact CA: 707.320.0053. CO: 303.449.5285. Web: http://www.shipcompliant.com

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