Our bottle deposits feature helps you manage the monetary deposit collected on beverage containers. While most U.S. states charge a flat rate, many Canadian provinces charge based on container size. You can rely on our platform to automatically configure bottle deposit amounts for you based on your location and the size of each bottle purchased, and charge each customer the correct amount.
If your order contains a wine product, the appropriate bottle deposit will automatically be charged determined by two factors:
Here are the rates charged for Canadian provinces. These rates are determined by the Provincial Government:
Here are the rates charged for U.S. states:
If your winery is located in British Columbia, an additional charge of $0.10 will be added to an order for all bottles smaller than 1000ml. All bottles larger than 1000ml will incur an additional charge of $0.20.
Bottle deposits are charged by default on all pickup orders once enabled. For shipped orders, you can configure the appropriate charges for your state/province in the State Profile section of each state or province - see below.
To turn bottle deposit functionality on, someone at your winery with developer permissions or a domain admin can navigate to Settings > Website Settings > Store > State Profile and check the box marked Bottle Deposit. This will activate bottle deposits for pickup orders, and allow you to turn on bottle deposits for shipping orders by following the next step.
Once you've activated bottle deposit functionality, anyone with State Profile access (including basic admins) can turn on bottle deposits for shipping orders by navigating to Store > State Profile > Select the State/Province > Edit Wines. Check the box marked "Charge on Shipped Wine."
When you first enable Bottle Deposits, the Charge on Shipped Wine option will be disabled for all States/Provinces.
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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.
Yes, bottle deposits will work when using our bundles feature.
Bottle deposits have only been set up for states and provinces in which wineries are currently charging bottle deposits. If your winery is located in the U.S. within a state that isn't listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up the bottle deposit feature.