For many producers, direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping is top of mind these days, with ever-increasing consumer expectations for online ordering and shipping of just about everything — not to mention the pandemic’s continued impacts on the on-premise trade.
DtC shipping is a great channel for growth, but sake producers entering the market must account for key compliance concerns to succeed in DtC shipping while avoiding the fines and other penalties that can result from non-compliant shipping.
Please join us for a look at DtC shipping compliance essentials for sake brewers. Topics will include:
- The current state of shipping beverage alcohol direct-to-consumer
- The rules that govern DtC shipping, from licensing requirements to tax remittances
- How sake producers can create effective and compliant DtC shipping programs
- The role of industry-level efforts in expanding the DtC alcohol shipping opportunity
Webinar attendees will gain a basic understanding of DtC shipping laws and how to apply them to their own programs.
Alex Koral, Senior Regulatory Counsel, Sovos ShipCompliant
Based in Boulder, Colorado, Alex Koral is Senior Regulatory Counsel for Sovos ShipCompliant, where he serves as lead legal researcher for beverage alcohol regulation and has become a leading expert on interstate distribution of alcohol. He has spoken on the topic at many industry events including the Craft Beer Professionals Virtual Conference, Craft Brewers Conference Online, as well as meetings for the National Council of State Liquor Administrators and the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association. Alex has been in the beverage alcohol arena since 2015, after receiving his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School.