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TMCNet:  ShipCompliant Announces Elimination of Report Filing and Tax Payments for Wine Shippers with New AutoFile Technology

[May 07, 2014]

ShipCompliant Announces Elimination of Report Filing and Tax Payments for Wine Shippers with New AutoFile Technology

BOULDER, Colo. --(Business Wire)--

In a move that will forever eliminate the most burdensome aspect of direct shipping regulations, ShipCompliant today launched its new AutoFile Edition. The revolutionary technology allows wineries, some filing as many as 800 reports and tax payments annually to state agencies across the country, to completely automate this time-consuming process. AutoFile is expected to save wineries hundreds of man-hours annually and thousands of dollars in expenses associated with complying with state shipping regulations.

"This is the game changer for the direct-to-consumer channel that we've been working toward for a long time," said ShipCompliant Founder and CEO Jason Eckenroth. "Even while ShipCompliant provided shippers the convenience of auto-populated shipping and tax reports, they still spent long hours every month getting those reports printed, those checks cut, putting both in the mail, and making sure it happened on time for every state, every month. That is now a thing of the past with the launch of AutoFile."

State-by-State Compliance Report Filing Goes from Hours to Minutes

AutoFile is the industry's first and only fuly automated filing and payment tool that does away with using cumbersome state e-filing websites, printing forms, cutting checks, stuffing envelopes and mailing it all of to regulatory agencies across the country. Using AutoFile, wineries will review any filings and tax payments required by states ONCE per month, approve them, and then AutoFile will does the rest. As simple as that! What has long been many hours of work each month, now is accomplished in minutes.


In its last survey of wineries on the issue, Wine Business Monthly reported that compliance related to wine shipping was the biggest barrier to maximizing direct-to-consumer shipping's potential. AutoFile was designed to remove that barrier to success. AutoFile will be unveiled at ShipCompliant's 9th Annual DIRECT Users Conference and Seminar Tomorrow in Napa and will immediately be made available to its current client base as well as offered to new clients. More information on AutoFile is available at www.shipcompliant.com/solutions/autofile.

About ShipCompliant

ShipCompliant is the leader in automated alcohol beverage compliance tools. With over 10 years experience, 1500+ clients representing over 5,500 brands, ShipCompliant provides wine, beer and spirits suppliers and importers with a full suite of web-based software tools to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations for direct and wholesale distribution. ShipCompliant works with the industry's leading software providers and fulfillment companies to provide fully integrated solutions for direct and three-tier distribution. For more information see http://www.shipcompliant.com.


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