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Corinna Wang
 
February 6, 2018 | Corinna Wang

POS Email Marketing Opt-In

Experience a faster opt-in process for customers that want to hear from you! During the point of sale checkout process, you are asked to enter a email address in order to send an email receipt to the customer. When entering a customer's email address, you will now notice an opt-in checkbox underneath, allowing a one-step opt-in for email marketing communications. 

This will help you add customers to your marketing communications list while staying compliant. Customers who verbally opt-in to receiving marketing emails in your tasting room will have their contact record updated to a 'Single Opt-In' email status in the WineDirect CRM. The customer will also receive a 'Double Opt-In' email, allowing them to confirm their email address, giving you easier compliance to anti-spam standards in different countries.

Read more in the Documentation here.

Corinna Wang
 
January 23, 2018 | Corinna Wang

New Features Roundup Webinar Recap

Thanks to everyone that tuned in for the webinar today! You can watch the recorded webinar below:

 

As promised, here are some links to relevant signups, including new features, the early adopter program and a club survey:

  1. POS PINs: PINs brings improved security and tracking to your POS, making it easy for you to assign unique login credentials to each staff member instead of relying on one shared username and password. The 4-digit PIN speeds up transactions in your tasting room.
  2. POS Exchanges (Open Beta): When customers come into the tasting room to pick up their club or online orders, frequently they'd like to exchange items they've purchased for a different bottle.With POS Exchanges, there is one clean transaction.
  3. Loyalty Points: Loyalty programs encourage repeat customers who spend more on their purchases and return to your winery more often. So we are thrilled to now offer a fully-integrated loyalty points program. 
  4. Enhanced Ecommerce Tracking via Google Tag Manager: If you’re looking for more data to help you understand how your customers are interacting with your website - then these tools are for you. Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics offer a wealth of data, but it can be challenging to turn that into real insight for your business. We've done all the work for you!
  5. Marketplaces: Build your customer base with WineDirect’s integrated marketplace distribution network —the only one of its kind—that enables you to seamlessly connect to third-party platforms including eBay, Vivino and many top travel and luxury loyalty programs in the United States. 
  6. Early Adopter Program: The Early Adopter Program gives clients access to new products and features before they are available to everyone using the platform. Sign up to get started!
  7. Wine Club Feedback Signup: We want you to help provide input on some prototypes for new club features and consumer experiences. Feedback on the prototypes helps guide what the features will look like when they are rolled into our platform. Sign up and give your input!
WineDirect Team
 
December 21, 2017 | WineDirect Team

FedEx Shipment Export Report

We have now added the FedEx Shipments report to the enhanced reports interface within the admin panel.

You can now seamlessly run your FedEx Shipment export without having to toggle back to the old reports section.

Time Posted: Dec 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM
WineDirect Team
 
December 11, 2017 | WineDirect Team

New! Recipes With Products Report

The 'Recipes with Product' report provides you with a list of your recipes that include a Product as one of its ingredients. You can find 'Recipes With Products’ in the Product category in the Reports tab of your admin panel.

Read the documenation here for setup and explanations.

Time Posted: Dec 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM
WineDirect Team
 
November 24, 2017 | WineDirect Team

Sales Summary Report

We have now added the Sales Summary Report to the enhanced reports interface within the admin panel.

You can now seamlessly run your sales summary reports without having to toggle back to the old reports section.


 

Time Posted: Nov 24, 2017 at 8:45 AM
Corinna Wang
 
November 7, 2017 | Corinna Wang

New: Loyalty Points

We're thrilled to announce our new Loyalty Points program, available today. Over the years, this has been one of our most-requested features, and with good reason. Loyalty programs encourage repeat customers who spend more on their purchases and return to your winery more often. With loyalty points, you can easily reward your biggest fans, and keep them coming back for more. 

Why You’ll Love Loyalty Points

  • Create a seamless experience for customers to earn and redeem points
  • Leverage points as an extra bonus or customer service perk
  • Incentivize club members to join premium clubs and receive a more favorable earning rate
  • Customize which product SKUs customers can redeem with loyalty points
  • Ability to customize a redemption rate that makes sense for your winery

Details

Loyalty Points is a paid add-on feature that can be used by wineries of all sizes; the pricing simply fluctuates based on the number of contacts you have in your Admin Panel CRM at the time of billing.

Pricing

Up to 5,000 Contacts --- $49.00/month
5,001 - 15,000 Contacts---  $99.00/month
15,001 - 30,000 Contacts ---  $129.00/month
30,001+ Contacts ---  $229.00/month


How To Get Started

  • Sign up here to start using the new loyalty points features
  • To learn more, please read the documentation
  • Once you’ve signed up for loyalty points,you can easily manage and apply points on your Admin Panel and POS

Sign Me Up

 

Corinna Wang
 
October 5, 2017 | Corinna Wang

New: Checkout Tools

Starting today, you can give your customers the absolute best ecommerce experience with our new checkout tools, designed to make it easier than ever for your customers to buy wine online.

Why You'll Love The New Checkout Tools:

  • Ability to preview the entire checkout experience in a test environment without placing any orders
  • Designed to reduce abandoned carts and increase conversion rates
  • Faster and easier checkout experience with pre-populated user data
  • More login options with Facebook, an improved guest checkout and a simplified wine club signup
  • Easily update your logo, colours and fonts (without the need to hire a designer) so that your checkout experience matches your brand

More Details:

  • New checkout tools are visible for Domain Admins under Settings>Checkout Editor
  • Nothing changes with your current checkout until you decide to publish your new checkout updates
  • This feature is free to use
  • Read the documentation here
Corinna Wang
 
September 19, 2017 | Corinna Wang

New: PINs on Vin65's Point of Sale

In conversations over the past year, many of you have told us that speed, ease of use and security are your top point of sale needs. We’ve heard you, and today we are excited to announce the release of POS PINs.

Starting now, you can assign a unique PIN code to each tasting room staff member that they can use to quickly log in and process orders on your POS.

PINs brings improved security and tracking to your POS, making it easy for you to assign unique login credentials to each staff member instead of relying on one shared username and password. It also increases the speed of transactions because staff won’t need to type in a long username and password - only a 4-digit PIN.

Key Benefits:

  • Process transactions faster by logging in with 4-digit PIN
  • Easily keep track of sales by associate, commissions and tips as PINs now link to the appropriate staff member
  • In-app setup allows for easy PIN configuration, especially for seasonal staff members

More Details:

  • Depending on your configuration, you may need to make some adjustments before turning PINs on for your team. Check out our Documentation site for full details
  • Once you’ve completed your team’s setup, please complete the Opt-in form and enjoy faster transactions

Based on your feedback, our team is working hard on more POS features and upgrades. Stay tuned for more on that coming soon!

Time Posted: Sep 19, 2017 at 8:10 AM
Corinna Wang
 
September 12, 2017 | Corinna Wang

New: Enhanced Ecommerce Tracking Powered by Google Tag Manager

Looking for more data to help you understand how your customers are interacting with your website? 

Vin65 has done all the work to create the tags and triggers that pull data from your ecommerce website through Google Tag Manager into Google Analytics, a task that costs thousands of dollars to accomplish through a consultant. Now, you can easily determine insights like:

  • Where consumers are dropping off from your checkout
  • Which products are performing best in which places
  • The conversion rate for items added to your cart through to purchase

Sign up for enhanced ecommerce tracking powered by Google Tag Manager for a one-time integration fee of $499. All you need to do is have the feature turned on, invite our team as Admin Users, and we'll do the rest. Gain Access to Enhanced Ecommerce >

Want to learn more about enhanced ecommerce tracking powered by Google Tag Manager? Learn more in the documentation >

Corinna Wang
 
August 25, 2017 | Corinna Wang

Webinar: Enhanced Reporting 101

In case you missed the enhanced reporting webinar on August 24th, we've recorded it for you. It should help get you more comfortable with the new reporting tools. 

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the new reporting tools - they're faster, more stable and will save you time. If you have further questions, please check out the Documentation, or contact our support team at support@vin65.com.