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Andrew Kamphuis
 
September 2, 2015 | Technology, Vin65 Platform | Andrew Kamphuis

Vin65/WineDirect Form Long-Term Partnership with ShipCompliant/Sovos

Today we are excited to announce that we have entered into a long-term partnership with ShipCompliant/Sovos.  

We’ve worked with ShipCompliant for a long time and we’ve had some good times together.  Today we have over 300 winery customers in common, and we’ve now come together along with our parent company WineDirect to formally announce a partnership to provide a best-in-class direct-to-consumer experience.  

As a bit of background, recently ShipCompliant was acquired by Sovos, a global tax and compliance firm.  Sovos has also just acquired WineDirect’s compliance software, known as WineDirect Compliance.  As part of the agreement we have formed a long-term partnership to work together on several DTC initiatives.

Why We’ve Chosen Sovos/ShipCompliant:

We believe in providing an end-to-end experience for wineries that enables wineries to sell more wine direct-to-consumer.  Sovos is a large company with experienced legal, compliance and content teams.  They are the leaders in the compliance and tax field and to us it made sense to partner with the leader.  

At Vin65 we have the leading ecommerce and POS product. Our parent company, WineDirect is the leader in fulfillment.  It made a lot of sense to have the compliance and tax come from the leader in that area.  Furthermore, our teams already have a good working relationship with the developers and team at ShipCompliant/Sovos and we have several initiatives in the near future that are going to create better experiences and really help you sell more wine.  

What Does This Mean To You:

  • We’ve greatly enhanced our integration with ShipCompliant/Sovos to include product sync, single sign-on and one click setup. And we resolved the few little issues in the existing integration (this is available today).
  • We will be bundling ShipCompliant/Sovos in our new Vin65 Plus packages (this is available today).
  • Over the next 5 years we look to bring you more features and tools, more support and training, and more resources to help you sell more wine direct-to-consumer.

For me personally, and for the team at Vin65, we have a great relationship with ShipCompliant and we plan to continue that and we are very excited about things to come.

Read thoughts from our CEO Joe Waechter here.

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