A Better Way to Manage DtC Shipping Compliance

DtC Shipping Compliance Basics & How ShipCompliant Direct Helps

There’s a lot to manage when it comes to compliance for direct-to-consumer (DtC) wine, spirits or beer shipping. The stakes are high, with unwanted agency scrutiny, fees or even loss of licensure at risk.

If you are shipping to more than a handful of states or actively entering new states, you might be thinking about how to centralize and streamline your DtC shipping compliance. This series of short videos walks you through all the regulations that DtC shippers must comply with, as well as how Sovos ShipCompliant’s automated software solution, Direct, can ease the burdens of compliance.

What problems can an automated compliance software solution solve? These videos demonstrate how ShipCompliant Direct can:

  • Streamline the burdens of DtC compliance, including license management, brand registrations, age verification, customer volume limits, tax determination and reporting, and record retention
  • Mitigate risk and difficulty tracking, managing and understanding regulatory complexity and changes
  • Streamline workloads, saving time and effort by moving away from manual processes
  • Centralize data while providing visibility for multiple team members
  • Provide better preparedness in case of audit

First, let’s remind ourselves why any of this matters. Here’s a quick look at the risks of being out of compliance when it comes to DtC shipping across state lines. 

Next up: Licenses and how to manage them. 

Now, a look at product registration requirements and product restrictions when shipping DtC. 

Other key regulations on DtC shipping include age verification and customer volume limits.

States are eager to ensure they collect all appropriate taxes from DtC shippers. 

Keeping track of everything is essential in case of an audit. 

Compare the two main ways of managing your DtC shipping compliance.