San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2016
Glassful Wines, the leading full-stack wine company, part of the Good Company Wines portfolio, today announced the launch of their latest product: Wine as a Service or WaaS for short. Developed as a corporate e-gifting solution for both sales teams to utilize for customer retention as well as managers for internal employee recognition.
“We kept hearing from our business partners that it was taking a lot of time to pick out gifts for corporate clients and knew there was a better way” explained Good Company Wines co-founder and CEO, Tony Westfall. “They love the idea of sending a great bottle of wine or Champagne but it took too much effort to find a bottle, understand shipping options and track delivery. So we developed a cloud-based solution for inside sales teams to quickly place orders and ship prospects or existing clients a top bottle of wine that’s delivered directly to their chosen recipient.”
Glassful’s new gifting platform is matched with proven expertise in sourcing high value, global productions from off-the-beaten path producing areas and streamlined with a national logistics system that can ship out orders within minutes for delivery in some cases, the next day.
Curated In-Office Tasting Experiences
“It’s becoming more evident that people value experiences over traditional gifts like a Amazon gift card. We wanted to provide a more engaging experience for managers to gift to hard working employees” said Chris Fava, Director of Partnerships. Glassful now provides a wide range of global wine tasting experiences that can be delivered directly to any office in the US (with the exception of offices in UT). What arrives is a curated collection of wines based on a specific theme. “Employees get to relax with a new happy hour format that centered around discovery and learning” commented Tony.
Automated Smart Fridge Re-Stock and Event Management
Most offices now carry wine and beer in their fridges. “To add a level of automation to our corporate services, we partnered with Stripe payments to setup recurring monthly billing solutions for the wine that is automatically delivered and re-stocked in office lounges and kitchens” explained Chris. Office managers only need to describe their preferences for the first month and Glassful’s systems which employ a degree of machine learning, begins to understand their preferences over time and optimizes ordering frequency as well as preferences.
As a bonus feature, all corporate clients of Glassful are assigned a personal wine concierge for custom gifting and event orders. “Another key pain point our clients voiced was the complexity in understanding how much wine they needed to order for a holiday office party or large scale event” said Tony. To assist, Glassful relationship managers work with the corporate event planner or administrative officer in providing them with a full range of options to fulfill any sized event. With a small amount of direction, Glassful is able to handle requests and make delivery saving corporate partners an immense amount of time.
To learn more about Glassful office program, visit: https://www.glassful.com/glassful-office/
Financial Foundation & Leadership:
GCW is a venture-backed wine company funded by top investors including Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, Launch Capital, DN Capital, Correlation Ventures and Super Angels, Fabrice Grinda and Jose Marin. Launched six years ago, GCW has a proven, profitable, national online full stack wine enterprise that differentiates itself with a technological competitive edges.
About Good Company Wines:
Good Company Wines Inc. is a fully integrated online wine distribution company founded by Danielle Wein-Westfall and Tony Westfall. Properties under the GCW umbrella include the original private sale site, invino.com, as well as the subscription service inclub.invino.com. The company also owns and operates Cellarthief.com, Glassful.com, Winebcusa.com, artisvin.com and bubblesclub.co. Headquartered in Sonoma, the company has scaled to a profitable growth company focused on its multi-online retail properties, strategic partnerships and distribution division as well as its proprietary technology platform.