Multiple Shipping Facilities – Does it make sense?
Why should it matter if your DTC fulfillment partner has multiple shipping facilities? We’ve found that the question of multiple shipping facilities is a very misunderstood concept in the wine fulfillment business, especially when it’s called many things—bifurcation, forward staging, and splitting inventory. Some wineries assume that multiple facilities means that the vendor is too big for them, or the concept is possibly too complex […]
Employee Spotlight: Steve Colson
Meet Steve Colson, our Director of Operations, based in St. Louis. Steve has been with the company for 13 years and bears the Copper Peak staff nickname of “master chef” because he’s always cooking and bringing in his specially prepared dishes to keep his hungry staff members happy and well fed. (That said, we often notice Steve with a diet coke in one hand and […]
The Shipping Industry is Facing New Challenges
Shipping had a brief moment in the public spotlight last month when a tanker ship became stuck in the Suez canal, an event that had ripple effects throughout global trade—not to mention one that became fodder for internet memes. But dig a little deeper, and we see that shipping and logistics has gone through a more tectonic change in the last year. The causes might […]
Make a Splash, Steal the Show: An Interview with Steve Randazzo, Expert in Experiential Marketing
Steve Randazzo is the founder and president of Pro Motion Inc., an experiential marketing and event marketing agency located in Missouri. He has also been a leading expert helping Fortune 1000 companies that traditionally rely on trade shows and other events to adapt to the non-contact “COVID Economy.” We spoke with Steve recently about in-person and online experiences, and how wineries can approach them no […]
Employee Spotlight: Sue Price
Meet Sue Price, Shipping Lead at Copper Peak based in the St. Louis warehouse. Sue’s day-to-day role is spearheading all of the company’s shipping operations, a position she has held since 2014. Sue is responsible for all of the picking, packing, and shipping that Copper Peak performs. Any wine transported to a client has gone through the careful process that Sue and her team oversee. […]
The Copper Peak Club Scheduler is Here!
It’s time to rethink wine shipments. Copper Peak’s Club Scheduler is the right tool for the job — a straightforward, powerful resource for building and managing wine clubs in 2021 and beyond. Traditionally, scheduling shipments has led to a lot of unnecessary work for managers. The Club Scheduler is custom designed to change that process by automating basic tasks and improving the scheduling of drop […]
With 2020 in the Rearview Mirror, Here’s What We Learned from the Industry Experts
Every year, we make a point of attending several industry events and combing through industry reports to take stock of what has been happening in the wine industry over the past year and what it predicted for the next. (For example, you can see our past analyses on the 2017 and 2019 SVB Wine Report, and our notes on the 2018 and 2019 Wine Industry […]