The role that eCommerce is playing in the growth of the wine industry can not be understated. The U.S. Commerce Department reported that online sales were 11.7% of all retail sales in 2016, and that number increased by 15.8% over the past year. In 2017, direct-to-consumer shipments represented a similar portion of off-premise retail sales of domestic wines (10%), and similarly increased by 16% year over year. In this age of evolving economic and consumer habits that are driving more sales online, we will continue to see direct-to-consumer shipments grow.
Watch this webinar on demand to learn about eCommerce trends to watch in 2018. Jim Agger, VP Marketing and Business Development at WineDirect and Alex Koral, Industry Outreach Advisor at Sovos, share recommendations on how to take advantage of the eCommerce boom in 2018.
During this webinar, our speakers discuss:
Customer Acquisition Strategies
Sales and Use Tax
Compliance and Hold Locations
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JIM AGGER VP MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Expert in the wine industry, Jim leads WineDirect's business development efforts. Jim has 15 years business-to-business sales and sales management experience in software-as-a-service and logistics. Before joining WineDirect, Jim held positions with WineAccess, ShipCompliant and FedEx Services. Jim and his family live in Napa. He loves being a Dad and all things outdoors.
ALEX KORAL INDUSTRY RELATIONS ADVISOR
Alex Koral works for ShipCompliant by Sovos as an Industry Outreach Advisor. With ShipCompliant, he actively researches beverage alcohol regulations and market developments in order to help develop the ShipCompliant product and help educate the industry on compliance issues. Alex has worked with ShipCompliant since 2015, after receiving his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School.