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Adrienne Stillman
 
July 11, 2018 | Adrienne Stillman

New: Reservation Integration with Tock

Starting today, WineDirect clients can now leverage Tock's best-in-class reservation, table management and CRM system to offer guests convenient reservations for tours, tastings, culinary experiences and special events.

Seamlessly integrated, WineDirect and Tock provide deep customer insights, reduce no-shows, improve your team's efficiency and increase sales. By knowing your guests' membership information and wine preferences before they walk in the door, you can offer the world-class hospitality that your customers have come to expect.

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Trusted by Leading Restaurants & Wineries

Tock is trusted by leading restaurants and wineries around the world including Italics Winegrowers, Tank Garage, The French Laundry, SingleThread, Stewart Cellars, Clos du Val and more.

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Adrienne Stillman
 
July 5, 2018 | Adrienne Stillman

New POS User Security Settings

Starting today, you can control which team members can remove a SKU from an order after it has been sent to a prep area in your tasting room. This provides an additional layer of tracking accuracy and control.

By default, all users are enabled to remove SKUs from an order. If you would like to remove this permission, please update your Security Groups settings by checking the box next to POS - Prevent user from removing items sent to prep area.

Note: This change only applies to wineries using our Restaurant Tools in the POS.

 

 

Time Posted: Jul 5, 2018 at 5:06 PM
Adrienne Stillman
 
June 20, 2018 | Adrienne Stillman

Now: Update Wine Club Credit Cards from the POS

You can now update your wine club members' credit cards directly from the Point of Sale. Now, whenever you add a credit card to an existing club member profile in the POS, you'll see the option to also assign that card to their club memberships. Simply check the box next to the desired clubs to update, then click Save.

> Check out our full documentation for more details.

Time Posted: Jun 20, 2018 at 6:04 PM
WineDirect Team
 
June 12, 2018 | WineDirect Team

Security Improvements for PCI Compliance

Due to recent changes by the PCI Security Standards Council, we're making some some important security updates. As of June 30th, the TLS 1.0 encryption will no longer meets minimum security requirements so we are discontinuing the use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1.

What Does This Mean for Me?

Most clients won't be affected by this change, but if you are currently using WineDirect webservices, you need to be aware that TLS 1.0 and 1.1 will be disabled on our production URLs on Monday June 25th, 2018. (You would have also received an email from us regarding this.)

To ensure you are ready for the switch, you can test your application for compatibility by using our staging environment which already has TLS 1.0 and 1.1 disabled: https://webservices.staging.vin65.com.

For more information on why we are making these changes, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact WineDirect support at support@winedirect.com.

Time Posted: Jun 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Adrienne Stillman
 
June 8, 2018 | Adrienne Stillman

New: FedEx Canada Shipping Report

Based on your feedback, we have created a new report specifically for Canadian wineries that makes it easier for you to upload your orders in FedEx. 

The new report is formatted specifically to be compatible with FedEx to reduce the number of steps required for you to export your orders from WineDirect and them import them to FedEx.

Access the new report by navigating to Reports > Shipping > FedEx Canada Report.

FedEx Canada Shipment Report

> Click here for more information

Adrienne Stillman
 
June 4, 2018 | Adrienne Stillman

Now: Duplicate Products

One of the top requested items on the new WineDirect Ideas forum was the ability to clone a product, so we fast tracked that feature and it is now live!

You can now easily create a copy of any SKU in your online store with a single click. Simply navigate to the product you want to clone and click "Duplicate". A copy of the SKU will be created with all the same product attributes.

Duplicate Product Button

The word "Copy" will be added to the Product SKU, Product Name, POS Title and Marketing URL of the newly created SKU. Please be sure to adjust these fields as desired.

Duplicate Product Example

By default, newly duplicated SKUs are set as Inactive and Display on Website: No. Simply toggle these options on to make the SKU Active and appear in your online store.

The following fields are NOT copied over from the original SKU during duplication:

  • Inventory Counts (Inventory Settings, however, are copied.)
  • Product Media (ie. PDFs)
  • Vintage Notes
  • Related Products
  • Product Reviews
  • Product Tasks
  • Redeemable with Loyalty Points settings

Additional considerations:

  • When you duplicate a Product Bundle, the underlying sub-SKUs remain the same. If you want to duplicate the sub-SKUs, you'll need to do that individually and then update the Product Bundle accordingly.
  • In order to trigger a Product Sync with WineDirect Fulfillment, WineDirect Marketplace or other third parties including ShipCompliant, you will need to Edit and then Save the basic Product Info. This ensures that you are able to update the product information as needed before the sync occurs.
  • For Enterprise Clients, duplicating a SKU does NOT copy the websites selected under Manage Website. You will need to do this manually and assign your duplicate SKU(s) to the websites desired.
Adrienne Stillman
 
May 23, 2018 | Adrienne Stillman

Now: Apply Carrots Based on Contact Type

By popular demand, we've updated our Carrot promotional tool so that you can now display targeted marketing messages based on Contact Type.

To configure, from the Store section of the Admin Panel click on Promos > Carrots. When you create a new Carrot or edit an existing one, you'll now see a section to send that message to your customers based on Contact Type.

Carrots are a great way to send targeted marketing messages - like shipping promotions or wine club perks - to your customers on your website, or communicate key information to your staff in the Point of Sale. If you aren't using them yet, learn more here.

Adrienne Stillman
 
May 21, 2018 | Adrienne Stillman

New: One Click Offers

It's only getting harder to convince consumers to complete their online purchases, and every extra click decreases the chances of winning the sale. That's why we created One Click Offers, a new promotional tool that allows you to automatically add specific items to the shopping cart via a custom URL. 

Now, instead of driving traffic to a product page and hoping the customer will add it to their cart and complete checkout on their own, with One Click Offers they'll be directed straight to the Checkout page with their shopping cart pre-filled. Fewer clicks for them, more online sales for you.

One Click Offer Demo

Here's how it works:

  • Under Store in the Admin Panel, navigate to Promos and select One Click Offers
  • Create a New Offer and give it a name
  • Select the Products and quantities you want to add to the cart
  • If desired, edit the custom URL
  • Share the custom URL on social media or via email to drive your online sales!

NOTE: One Click Offers are only compatible with our New Checkout Tools.

Example use cases:

  • Collector's Packs
  • Single SKU 3, 6 or 12 pack
  • Multi-SKU 3, 6 or 12 Pack
  • Creae a special offer without having to create a Product Bundle

> For more details read the full Documentation.

FAQs

How does this work with promotions or discount pricing?
One Click Offers does not change how promotions/discounts are applied. Unless you have a special Promo that applies to all customers, they will either need to log in (to receive Wine Club Member discounts, for example) or enter the applicable Promo code. 

I haven't upgrade to New Checkout yet. Can I use One Click Offers?
One Click Offers is only compatible with New Checkout. One of the reasons we made the checkout changes was to enable development of new features like this one, as well as our new PayPal integration. If you aren't yet using the New Checkout tools, we encourage you to check them out! 

Where can I use the One Click Offer custom URLs?
You can use the One Click Offer links anywhere you would use any other URL including email marketing, social media, your blog or anywhere else on your website.

Adrienne Stillman
 
May 21, 2018 | Adrienne Stillman

New: Non Vintage Label

Great news for sparkling, fortified and other non-vintage wine producers: you can now label your wine products "Non Vintage" in your WineDirect Ecommerce Store and POS!

To add or edit products one by one, simply select "Non Vintage" from the Vintage dropdown menu on the Product page:

To update existing products via Product Import, you can use the following designations in the Vintage column (not case sensitive):

  • NV
  • Non-Vintage
  • Non Vintage
  • NonVintage

By default, products labeled Non Vintage will display with this designation on your front-end website. You can customize the term your customers see via the Resource Bundle. For example, if you want the product page to say "NV", navigate to Settings > Resource Bundle and search for nonVintage, then edit as desired:

NOTE: The Non Vintage designation will NOT be passed through Web Services to partners such as ShipCompliant. If you label a product Non Vintage, the "Vintage" designation passed through Web Services will be blank.

Adrienne Stillman
 
May 10, 2018 | Adrienne Stillman

Introducing WineDirect Ideas

Your suggestions and feedback are a crucial component in shaping the future of the WineDirect platform. So we are very excited to introduce WineDirect Ideas: a new and improved way to submit and vote on your ideas.

WineDirect Ideas replaces our old Feature Request process. Now, instead of filling out a form each time you have a new request or idea for our team, you’ll be able to add it to our new public idea board. You can also view and vote for other WineDirect users’ ideas.

WineDirect Ideas

As ideas are submitted and gather votes, our product team will continuously evaluate them for demand and feasibility. We’ll keep you posted on the status of your idea as it moves through consideration to planning and completion.

You can log in to WineDirect Ideas using your ecommerce account credentials:

> Check it out!

The goal of the new forum is to increase transparency and improve collaboration, so that we can be sure we are focusing on the things you care about most. We encourage you to think outside the box: our ideas forum is a place to share broad suggestions, as well as smaller functionality requests.

Please Note: As you can imagine, we’ve received thousands of feature requests (3,476 to be exact) over the years. We’ve done our best to migrate the most popular ones into our new idea board to start, and will continue to add requests in the weeks to come. If you don’t see your historic request, please feel free to submit it as a new idea!

FAQs

How do I submit a new idea?
Visit https://ideas.winedirect.com, log in using your WineDirect ecommerce credentials, and click “Create New Idea”. As you type, you’ll see ideas that may be similar to yours. If someone else has already submitted your idea, please vote for their entry instead of creating a new one.

How do I view existing ideas?
Head over to https://ideas.winedirect.com and log in with your WineDirect ecommerce credentials. You can search ideas by keyword or filter by Status or Category.

How does the voting work?
Each user gets 10 votes and you can vote up to 3 times on a single idea. To vote for an idea, click the “Vote” button next to it and choose how many votes to allocate. When an idea you voted on is Completed, your votes will replenish. You can also remove your vote from an idea if you change your mind. We encourage you to think carefully about what ideas you vote for. This will help our team truly prioritize the items that are most important to our community. You can also reallocate your votes at any time.

I’ve maxed out my votes, but I have a new idea. Can I still add it?
If you’ve used up all ten of your votes, you can still create new ideas, but they won’t have any votes assigned to them. You can always remove votes from other ideas and reassign them.

I submitted a feature request previously, but I don’t see it listed under “My Ideas”.
If you were the first person to request the idea, you will see it listed under “My Ideas.” If your request came in after someone else’s, we’ve counted your vote for it, but you won’t see it listed in your account. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to assign ownership to past votes, but we will be able to do that going forward.

In some cases, we may not have migrated your past idea over yet. We’ve done our best to migrate the most popular feature requests, but we still have a lot to do. If you don’t see your idea, please feel free to submit it again.

How do you decide what ideas to implement?
Our product team is constantly reviewing new ideas for demand and feasibility. Once an idea has been accepted by the team, it will be marked as “Planned”. Once it’s been built, it will be marked “Completed.” We’ll keep you posted on the status of your idea as it moves through consideration to planning and completion.

What do the different Statuses mean?
There are four key statuses that indicate where an idea falls in our planning process:

  • Planned: Our team has accepted this idea and it is in the planning stage.
  • Alpha/Beta: We are currently in the process of building out this idea and testing it with wineries.
  • Completed: The idea has been built and you can now use it! Check out our New Features Blog for more information on recent releases.
  • Not Planning: We have reviewed this idea and after careful consideration we have decided that, at this time, this idea does not align well with our plans.

If an idea does not have a status, it means our team has not yet accepted it for implementation.

I have an idea for your fulfillment portal. Can I post that here?
Currently WineDirect Ideas is for ecommerce, wine club and POS ideas only. We are looking at adding fulfillment and Marketplace streams in the future.