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In today's volatile marketplace everyone is looking for cost-effective ways to expand and grow their business. In the alcoholic beverage industry, that usually means marketing directly to the end consumer to maximize profit margins. This of course requires navigating the often perilous waters of the federal and state compliance agencies, and also means finding reliable partners with the proper wholesale/retail network to effect legal delivery.

WorldShipNet is an alliance of companies which together have over 40 years of experience in the wine industry. Our experience gives us a solid understanding of the wine industry, and, in addition, a clear understanding of its inefficiencies. WorldShipNet was born out of the need to address these inefficiencies, and we have accordingly chosen to focus on providing wineries an efficient and simple direct-to-consumer delivery solution.

There is a complex web of issues that must be addressed in shipping wine across state lines, such as label registration, price posting, excise and sales tax, management of cash flow between each party, and general logistics. WorldShipNet handles all of these details, from "pick and pack" to the "last mile" delivery to the consumer, enabling the winery to focus on its core business of making and selling wine. We require the winery to provide us with the order information only; we handle the entire process from there.

WorldShipNet joins together industry leaders in key segments and distribution tiers to form a comprehensive, cost-efficient order fulfillment system. Members of the strategic alliance include:

Lionstone International, a national importer and distributor with 25 years of experience, with licenses and non-resident dealer (NRD) permits in each state, servicing a network of affiliated wholesalers;

Lo Spuntino, a chain of staffed, low-overhead retail facilities maintaining liquor licenses in major non-reciprocal states;

Wineshipping.com and Vintage Logistics, well-established warehousing, consolidation, pick-and-pack shipping operations in the Sonoma/Napa and Santa Maria/Santa Barbara areas, currently servicing both the northern and south-central regions of California;

WSN, a technology and marketing company that has created the FORTâ„¢ system for fulfillment, order routing, and tracking. WSN has strategic relationships with major order-generating partners such as American Express, eLUXURY, online gift companies, corporate gift networks, and has fulfillment partners in approximately 30 countries around the world, including Japan, France, the UK, Germany, and Australia.

Experience in national distribution and compliance, aided by aggregating volume through one system, allows WorldShipNet to provide the most cost-efficient shipping solution available to wineries and direct marketers today.

Please click here for a brief online presentation of WorldShipNet's services.


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