Late yesterday the Kansas ABC posted their applications for direct shipping on their website. Wine producers across the country can now apply for permission to direct ship wine to Kansas consumers effective July 1, 2009.
Kansas SB 212 was signed into law by Governor Kathleen Sebelius on April 10. Wineries interested in avoiding the hassle of the application process can purchase the license at www.easywinelicensing.com.
Licensed wineries will be able to ship up to 12 cases of wine per year to Kansas residents. To obtain a Kansas direct shipping license, wineries must pay a $50 license fee, a $50 registration fee, and post a $750 bond.
Tennessee will also open for direct shipping on July 1, although the paperwork has not yet been finalized. Tennessee’s license is available for pre-order pending the state’s posting.
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With Kansas now due to open for direct shipping on July 1st, and legislation pending in Florida and Tennessee that may change direct shipping laws, the direct shipping environment is shifting faster than usual.
You will not want to miss a state-by-state review of legislative updates from Steve Gross, the Wine Institute’s Director of State Relations during ShipCompliant’s 4th annual Direct Shipping Seminar and Users Conference. The event will take place on Thursday, June 11 at the Napa Valley Marriott.
Hear from Steve Gross and other distinguished speakers as they address important direct shipping updates including a state-by-state review, wine-industry market analysis and strategic direct-to-consumer marketing. Confirmed speakers include:
- W. Curtis Coleburn, COO, Virginia ABC
- Steve Gross, Director of State Relations, Wine Institute
- Q&A session with Jeff Carroll, VP Compliance, ShipCompliant
- Additional speakers to be announced soon…
This conference sells out quickly so register online today to guarantee your spot, or sign up to receive email alerts on other upcoming events.
This is a quick reminder that we will hold an online direct shipping seminar for wineries tomorrow (October 16th) at 10am PT. Over 550 people have registered for this event so far. Click the button below to register for this FREE event.
October 16th Online Direct Shipping Seminar
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During the hot summer months, wine shipping practically grinds to a halt due to high temperatures and an inability to navigate the whims of mother nature.
To address this problem, ShipCompliant has developed an innovative free temperature forecasting tool that filters your order files by temperature within the destination zip code. Up until this point, wine shippers were forced to spend hours manually researching shipping conditions, or to simply shut entire states down for months at a time.
The tool is a cinch to use. Simply follow these steps:
- Visit ShipCompliant.com and click on Free Tools
- Choose your temperature threshold: The temperature above which you do not feel comfortable shipping your wine
- Select an excel or CSV file containing wine shipments
- Tell us which column contains the destination zip code
- Download the list of orders whose destinations are under the temperature threshold
- OR download the list of all orders with corresponding temperature forecasts for the next 5 days
We look forward to hearing your feedback on this new addition to the ShipCompliant tool set. Please let us know how best to improve it. Now give it a try!
Click here to try out the ShipCompliant Temperature Tool