ShipCompliant has produced several initiatives to assist wineries in taking advantage of the direct-to-consumer market. Our initial goal of bringing ShipCompliant to the entire industry began with developing deep and robust web services to allow integrations with innovative companies, such as eWinery Solutions.
Napa, CA (PRWEB) July 8, 2008
eWinery Solutions, a market leading e-commerce software company dedicated exclusively to the wine industry and ShipCompliant announced today the launch of eWinery's real-time integration with ShipCompliant's compliance engine. The full integration allows wineries (or retailers) to check online orders for compliance at the time of purchase, via eWinery ecommerce sites, against previous website order volumes as well as against the winery's other sources of order volume such as tasting room, phone and mail order. This '360 degree view' across all winery order sources is critical to ensuring accurate compliance checks, and is impossible without an integrated customer order management system.
Quarantine the Order, Save the Sale:
eWinery's forward-thinking integration enables the winery or retailer to accept orders online, even if they did not pass the compliance check, by marking and 'quarantining' non compliant orders for one on one resolution between winery staff and the customer. This unique capability captures the customer's intent to purchase and ship beyond the customer's or the winery's legal limit, while maintaining full compliance with state regulations and providing end customers with a smooth, customized experience.
Jason Eckenroth, CEO of ShipCompliant, recognized an opportunity for compliance and order management systems to efficiently work together. "ShipCompliant has produced several initiatives to assist wineries in taking advantage of the direct-to-consumer market. Our initial goal of bringing ShipCompliant to the entire industry began with developing deep and robust web services to allow integrations with innovative companies, such as eWinery Solutions."
Eckenroth continued, "The eWinery integration in particular, allows compliance checks to be automatically run without winery staff having to export and import order data, creating an efficient workflow and superior customer service. The integration between eWinery Solutions and ShipCompliant is seamless, affording our joint winery and retail customers a top;of the line solution for ecommerce and direct shipping compliance."
Enterprise Ready, Multi-brand Support:
ShipCompliant and eWinery's joint customers include several of the top 30 largest wine companies in North America, many of which include multiple brands under one company unbrella. The inclusion of multi-brand support in both systems enables the simple administration of many brands licensed in several different states. Because ShipCompliant integration is embedded in eWinery's enterprise software administration system, multi-brand wineries can manage all consumer direct sales, inventories, and compliance checks through one centralized admin panel and order management system.
Matt Wood, VP of Retail Operations for Icon Estates, was an early adopter for the 360 degree integration. "This integration between ShipCompliant and eWinery Solutions is key to our expanded focus on consumer direct sales, compliance and fulfillment for Icon Estates brands", said Wood. "Within one admin panel we can process orders, manage compliance, edit and adjust orders, and track inventory and shipments for all of our brands at once, instead of having to manage separate systems."
ShipCompliant is the leading compliance software solution for wineries and wine retailers, providing 100% accurate compliance checks on orders, auto-populated state direct shipping and tax reports, and many other efficiencies associated with address validation, carrier integration, and accurate tax collection. ShipCompliant's technological infrastructure allows it to easily integrate with other software systems across all steps of the chain between winery and end consumer resulting in easy workflows and time savings for winery staff. To view a demo of the system and see how wineries and retailers are saving time and money, please go to http://www.shipcompliant.com/features or call toll free at (888) 449 5285.
About eWinery Solutions:
eWinery Solutions is the market leader in developing and selling ecommerce software dedicated exclusively to the wine industry. Founded in 2002, the company now serves more than 200 clients in the U.S. and major wine producing regions of the world, with more than 250 websites operating utilizing the company's proprietary technology. Their offerings include innovative web content management, CRM, wine club and Internet marketing solutions, enabling their clients to achieve greater flexibility and control throughout every aspect of their e-commerce programs. For more information, contact Ron Scharman, eWinery Solutions, Inc. rscharman @ ewinerysolutions.com or call 1.707.253.7457.