Archive for the ‘Business Tips for Wine Shop Owners’ Category

New Wrinkles in DtC Wine Shipmen

November 14th, 2017

With the holidays upon us, it’s a good time to revisit the ever-changing rules around shipping across state borders.  

More Wine-Industry Trickle-Down Marketing Te

November 7th, 2017

No, you’re probably not going to create an AR app of your own, but you certainly can take advantage of their existence. Ultimately, you need to elevate a visit to your wine shop from a transaction to an experience.  

Finding Your Wine Tri

October 31st, 2017

Who would you rather have as a customer in your wine shop – the casual wine drinker who buys regularly enough, but really just because wine is an expected part of every social occasion and a frequent hostess gift when … Continue reading

Let Someone Else Make Your Mistak

October 24th, 2017

As Amazon announces that Amazon Wine is being shuttered, I’m reminded that it pays to let other people make your mistakes. You may not have the army of lawyers that the big boys do, and the ability to even attempt … Continue reading

Reports of Wine Cork’s Death Have Been Greatly Overstat

October 17th, 2017

Should you stock more or fewer wines with non-cork closures? And what kind of closures should they be?

Amazon, Whole Foods, and Your Local Wine Sh

October 10th, 2017

Amazon has been nibbling around the edges of the wine market for quite some time. With that toe-dipping came concerns of impending cataclysm for main street wine shops. Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods was viewed as perhaps the final nail … Continue reading

The Reality of Online Competiti

October 3rd, 2017

If you think you have to join them in order to beat them, you’re making a big mistake.  

Wine Shop Business – Is the Customer Always Righ

September 26th, 2017

Last week, we posted about the worst behavior seen in wine shops. This week, we’ll pivot over to finding the balance between being taken advantage of and creating an adversarial relationship.

What’s the Worst Behavior You’ve Ever Seen in a Wine Sho

September 19th, 2017

Retail shop keepers have seen it all, and not just from dogs and children who don’t know better, but from adults who most certainly should.

Wine Shop Business: Focus on the Custom

September 12th, 2017

It sounds so basic as to be silly: focus on the customer. But too many businesses – entire industries, even. (Airlines, cell phone carriers, I’m talking to you!) – seem to view their customers as an afterthought.