5 Essential Questions to Ask When Searching for a Compliance Partner

Rachel Hoffman
September 29, 2022

Managing beverage alcohol compliance and tax in a rapidly evolving regulatory environment takes expertise and a relentless attention to detail. Odds are, you didn’t get into the industry to spend countless hours each week pouring over mandate changes, tax laws and regulatory updates. Partnering with a compliance software company is an easy way to mitigate risk and ensure regulatory compliance.

The stakes have never been higher. Your business hasn’t come this far to be shut down due to choosing a faulty compliance partner. When looking for a compliance solution, ask these important questions.

Can I really ship under your license?

The only compliant way for a third party to DtC ship your product on your behalf is for that third-party service to either be assigned as an authorized brand dealer or be a retailer licensed to make DtC shipments. There is no guarantee that your third-party’s contract meets legal standards, so do your due diligence.

Is your technology easily integrated?

Selecting a solution provider with a robust network of technology partnerships will make your operations flow smoothly. Choose a partner who can eliminate the time-consuming process of manually transferring data from one system to another.

How responsive is your support team?

From time to time, you’ll have a question or support need. When you call, your partner better answer – and at no extra cost to you.

 

Are compliance checks done in real-time?

Real-time solutions that run compliance checks and tax determination at the moment of sale should be the standard. Focus on your business instead of tax remittance.

 

Do your solutions span wholesale and DtC?

Enjoy the operational efficiency of partnering with a provider that offers compliance, tax, license management and reporting tools across your three-tier distribution and direct-to-consumer shipping operations.

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If you’re hoping to find a compliance partner with all of these traits and more, we’d love to meet you too. Request a demo today.

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