DTC Wine Workshops provides online store management services that includes: e-Commerce best practices, order/promotions management & e-Marketing to grow online sales, increase average order value and retain loyal customers. Services can be provided on a project-by-project basis to train staff or on an ongoing basis by monthly retainer.
Our preferred Winery e-Commerce provider, Vin65/WineDirect supports over 1200 wineries in the US and continues to lead the way with innovations in winery E-Commerce and Mobile Point of Sale (POS) tools. While we have chosen Vin65 as our preferred provider, we also support clients using all winery E-Commerce platforms including AMS, Nexternal, eWinery/VinSuite, VineSpring, Microworks, E-Cellar, etc.
DTC Wine Workshops offers data migration services and has a team that can scale up to 15 members to assist wineries migrating to the Vin65/WineDirect platform. Project scoping, data analysis & clean up, best practices consulting around process improvements and workflows are included in each data migration project to ensure every migration is a success. Prior to founding DTC Wine Workshops, Sandra Hess, served as Director of Business Development at Vin65, launching their first-ever roadshow series and is a frequent speaker at industry events.
To learn more about our e-Commerce services, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (707) 681-5120.
When developing or augmenting your DTC sales capabilities and E-Commerce solutions, consider these tips from “Wine E-commerce 101” blog post, courtesy of Vin65:
1. Do you know the world of wine inside and out?
You’ll want to look for a platform that is 100% focused on the DTC wine industry. They should be up on the newest developments and build features to help you succeed in an ever-changing environment. The world of wine is much different from candy, jewelry and homemade crafts.
2. Can you grow with me?
If you’re planning to grow – make sure your e-commerce provider is too! Don’t be caught with a platform that has capped out after a few years. You’ll have to recover more costs down the line from training and data imports into a new system.
3. Can I work in a single platform?
You know what’s annoying? Having 20 tabs open just to make sure an order is completed. Choose a platform that allows each component to speak to each other. Online, tasting room and point of sale sales should all pull from a single inventory pool. Your club member John Smith should get the same discounts and treatment online as in the tasting room. Look for an integrated CRM, e-commerce, wine club management and point of sale system that is customer focused.
4. Can you help me market to my customers more effectively?
Do you get dashboard analytics? Does your platform include mass marketing email tools? Can you measure email marketing success rates? Can you blog? Quickly upload products? Easily edit your website content? Add promotions and events ad hoc? You want a platform that is complex, but easy to manage day-to-day.
5. Are there other tools to make my life easier?
Can you self-fulfill without logging on to a bunch of third-party supplier websites? Is compliance baked in? Can you use a fulfillment house where orders flow automatically? Do you have access to package tracking? Can you auto-update credit cards before your club run? Is there a user forum where you can ask the community questions? Is there a support team for when you need a little extra help?
There are a lot of wine e-commerce providers out there. Make sure you pick one that aligns with your winery’s goals. Choose a provider that wants to help wineries grow direct wine sales, can build new features, and is responsive to your needs. Most importantly, choose a platform that doesn’t oversell its features. Buy the platform for what it is today – but also what it can grow to be.
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