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Bottle Deposits (BETA)

The Bottle Deposit feature allows wineries to charge customers for Bottle Deposits. While most states charge a flat rate, many Canadian provinces charge based on container size.  WineDirect manages the bottle deposit amounts for you and automatically charges the correct amount based on the bottle sizes being sold. 

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Bottle Deposits

If your order contains a wine product, the appropriate bottle deposit will automatically be charged determined by two factors; 

  1. The size of the wine bottle in mililitres
  2. The physical location of your winery

Here are the rates charged for Canadian provinces, these rates are determined by the Provincial Government;

  • British Columbia: Up to 1000ml: $0.10, Greater than 1000ml: $0.20
  • Alberta: Up to 1000ml: $0.10, Greater than 1000ml: $0.25
  • Saskatchewan: Up to 300ml: $0.10, 300-1000ml: $0.20, Greater than 1000ml: $0.40
  • Manitoba: No bottle deposits on wine bottles.
  • Ontario: Up to 630ml: $0.10, Greater than 630ml: $0.20
  • Quebec: No bottle deposits on wine bottles.
  • New Brunswick: Up to 500ml: $0.10, Greater than 500ml: $0.20
  • Newfoundland: Flat rate: $0.20
  • Nova Scotia: Up to 500ml: $0.10, Greater than 500ml: $0.20
  • Northwest Territories: Up to 1000ml: $0.10, Greater than 1000ml: $0.25
  • Prince Edward Island: Up to 500ml: $0.10, Greater than 500ml: $0.20
  • Yukon: Up to 500ml: $0.10, Greater than 500ml: $0.35
  • Nunavut: No bottle deposits on wine bottles.

Here are the rates charged for USA states;

  • Iowa: Flat rate: $0.05
  • Additional States: Set up by request

Example

If your winery is located in British Columbia, all bottles smaller than 1000ml will add an additional charge of $0.10.  All bottles larger than 1000ml will add an additional charge of $0.20. Rates for other Provinces/States will not be applicable for any customer orders.

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FAQs

What kind of transactions are Bottle Deposits charged on?

Bottle deposits are charged by default on all pickup orders.  For shipping orders, wineries can configure which states/provinces they would like to charge by configuring this in the State Profile section of each state or province - see below.

Can I charge Bottle Deposits for orders shipping to certain Province/State?

Yes, you can. Under Store > State Profile > Select the State/Province > Edit Wines section, you can find a checkbox to set whether or not to charge Bottle Deposits for orders shipping to this State/Province.

When you first enable Bottle Deposits, the Charge on Shipped Wine option will be disabled for all States/Provinces.

Does bottle deposits work with loyalty points, refunds, and exchanges?

Yes, yes and yes!

Why does the wrong bottle deposit amount show up?

In the admin panel, under website settings, ensure the default ship state is set correctly.  In the POS profile that you are using, ensure that the physical location you have specified for the address is correct.

Are bottle deposits charged on bundled wine?

Yes, bottle deposits will work when using our bundles feature.

My winery is located in a state that is not listed, how can I get bottle deposits set up for that state?

Bottle deposits have only been set up for the states where a winery is using bottle deposits but that does not mean we cannot set this feature up for new states. If your winery is located in the USA and you would like to use bottle deposits with a state that is not listed, please email support@winedirect.com

 

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