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The Winery Direct Intro to Buyer Personas and Leads

By Cyrus Azari on   Jun 12, 2019 7:26:31 PM

Every business is selling something, and if that something doesn't sell, the company isn't around for long! Jacob Moynihan made sure to drill this into my head!

Topics: Winery-Direct Buyer Persona Leads

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Winery-Direct: The Secret to Total Wine & More’s Success

By Cyrus Azari on   Jun 11, 2019 5:28:54 PM

 

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Quick Question, Are You Qualifying Your Buyers?

By Cyrus Azari on   Mar 10, 2019 4:00:00 PM

Before qualifying a buyer, make sure to know your buyer persona - and if not, figure that out before reading this!

Topics: Wine

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3 Trending topics in the Wine Industry

By Cyrus Azari on   Feb 23, 2019 4:47:52 PM


Topics: Retailer Winery-Direct Consumer Trends Industry Millennials Direct-to-Trade Distributors Natural Wine

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4 Reasons you Need a Buyer Persona

By Cyrus Azari on   Feb 11, 2019 10:13:29 PM

FACT: Every business needs buyer personas. Unfortunately, not every business has a buyer persona - 50% don't have one.

Topics: Millennials Winery Buyer Persona

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Distributor Consolidation: Why There's Still Hope For The Little Guys

By Jacob Moynihan on   Feb 9, 2019 1:46:00 PM


If you've followed the alcohol industry for any length of time, you know that large distributors are continuing to consolidate every year. In the past, consolidations led to small producers getting dropped, independent retailers having less diversity to choose from, and consumers becoming frustrated by the lack of options. Now, for the first time in history, the little guys have reason to be hopeful.

Topics: Wine Wholesale Three Tier System

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Wineries: Use This Script To Cold Call Accounts

By Merchant23 Inc. on   Feb 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM

With the wholesale environment shifting towards Winery-Direct and Direct-to-Trade sales, wineries are moving away from distributor-centric sales and instead are taking on the job themselves. For many people, this is an exciting yet daunting task. Where to begin? Who do you talk to? How do you get a Buyer to purchase your products? Thankfully, we have answers for you.

Topics: Wine Winery-Direct Direct-to-Trade

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Winery-Direct: The New Way Retailers Are Buying Wholesale Wine

By Jacob Moynihan on   Jan 28, 2019 4:07:00 PM

The retail landscape is rapidly evolving as more consumers seek new and convenient ways to make purchases. On the other hand, how most retailers buy wholesale wine hasn't changed since 1933...until recently.

Topics: Wine Wholesale Retailer Winery-Direct

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They Call Her 'The Moneyball of Wine'

By Jacob Moynihan on   Jan 27, 2019 3:25:00 PM



When a company launches a new product, they hire a PR firm. When a corporation wants to redesign their headquarters, they hire an architect. When a wine business wants to gain competitive advantage, they hire Cathy Huyghe. As the Founder of Enolytics, Cathy and her team have perfected something most people haven't even attempted; making wine data useful.

Topics: Wine Innovative Companies Data Industry Enolytics

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A Winery Direct Guide to Qualifying and Closing Sales.

By Cyrus Azari on   Jan 22, 2019 11:10:13 PM

The article concentrates on wine trade, but the concepts are universal, and can quickly be applied to any person or business wishing to increase profitability over time.

 

Wine Sells, but Who's Buying?  

Have you ever had trouble selling wine? Before selling any wine  the most important concept to understand is exactly who you are pitching to.  Make sure your wine is going to the person most likely to buy it: Are you making high end, premium, one of a kind, small lot wine? Do you deal in bulk juice? Is this a shiner project? Figure out your niche. Each of these commodities command a certain buyer persona and price, so make sure you are prospecting the right buyer persona to begin with. A fancy pants wine bar in Marin County wants something that commands scores, respect, fantastic winemaker, etc. At a casual pants Bevmo, you can sell your bulk juice/shiner projects to. Whatever it may be, focus your effots towards the persona who is most likely going to buy your unique product. 

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