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vinSUITE to Host Payments Security Webinar

Posted by vinSUITE on March 6, 2015 at 12:57 PM
October 29st, 2015 Granbury Wine Solutions, direct-to-consumer technology provider to the wine industry, is hosting a Webinar for winery owners, operators and tasting room managers  from 10:30am to 11:30pm. This free event features industry expert presentations about credit card security for wineries as well as future payment technologies like EMV and NFC technology like Apple Pay or Google Wallets.


The main speaker for the event, Sherry Burris of OpenEdge, a division of Global Payments, will share payment security trends, best practices for tasting room and eCommerce security, as well as a look at the future of mobile payments.Martin Olsen
 the General Manager for the Wine Division at Granbury Wine Solutions will provide insight into credit card processing for wine clubs as well as practical, easy to implement steps to increase revenue by reducing credit card declines and boosting retention. All winery professionals are welcome to attend this event free of charge.

Click here to register.

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Topics: Technology, Advice

Granbury Solutions Steps in to Keep Vineyard2Door Software Running

Posted by Amy Shawley on February 24, 2015 at 10:07 AM

Granbury Solutions, the leading technology provider for the wine industry, has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Vineyard2Door, a Washington-based winery software company. On Monday, Vineyard2Door founder and President Gary Robertson announced the closure of the company and plans to shut down its direct-to-consumer wine sales and vineyard management software on Wednesday.

 

After hearing the news, Granbury Solutions President and CEO, Tom Bronson, met with Robertson to discuss options to help keep the web-based system running for active Vineyard2Door users. This week’s agreements ensures that wineries running Vineyard2Door will still have access to the technology solution, despite the company’s closure.

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Topics: Press Release

vinSuite Winery Software Launchesat Unified Symposium

Posted by Ashley Jernigan on January 30, 2015 at 12:58 PM

For Immediate Release

Sacramento, CA - Today Granbury Wine Solutions, the leading technology provider to the wine industry, announced the launch of vinSuite, a comprehensive suite of direct-to-consumer wine sales technology. vinSuite, which Granbury will unveil at the Unified Wine Symposium conference this week in Sacramento, CA, is the next generation of wine technology for the industry’s three leading wine brands that Granbury brought together earlier this year eWinery Solutions, WineWare, and WineWeb.

Built on the proven success of the eWinery Solutions eCommerce platform, vinSuite provides wineries with a complete suite of technology including e-commerce and website content management, wine club management and CRM, traditional and cloud-based tasting room point-of-sale, and mobile POS. The new vinSuite platform allows winery owners to access customer and transactional data from any mobile device. 


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Topics: Press Release

What's the real cost of declined club transactions?

Posted by Amy Shawley on November 26, 2014 at 8:51 AM
Our friends at PayPros put together this great video summary of the real cost of declined wine club transactions. This is an interesting "big picture" look at the potential revenue lost when a club members card information is not kept up to date.
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Topics: Wine Club, Technology

Granbury Acquires eWinery Solutions

Posted by Amy Shawley on November 26, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Granbury Solutions has completed the acquisition of eWinery Solutions, a leading provider of technology for the wine industry. eWinery Solutions, based in Napa, CA, is an innovative provider of e-commerce, wine club, wine production and point-of-sale solutions and is known for providing feature rich, flexible technology and excellent service to many leading wineries nationwide.

This move, along with the prior acquisition of WineWare Software in 2013, puts Granbury Solutions in a position of leadership in the wine technology market.

“eWinery Solutions will be a great complement to our current wine solutions offering,” commented Tom Bronson, Granbury CEO. “They bring robust, sophisticated technology and a stellar list of customers. We are thrilled to welcome their clients to Granbury and look forward to integrating their solutions with our current offerings to provide even more tools to help all our winery clients grow their businesses.”

“We see this merger as a great step forward for our company and our clients,” added eWiner founder and CEO Richard Kline. “Joining forces with Granbury will enable us to combine forces to provide more innovative solutions faster to a larger set of wineries. Granbury has a suite of robust loyalty and marketing solutions, enterprise (multi-location) dashboards, and analysis and reporting tools that will help all eWinery clients to better understand consumer preferences, build loyalty and ultimately sell more wine.” Mr. Kline will take on the position of General Manager, Winery Business Unit at Granbury Solutions after the acquisition.

eWinery’s complete technology suite includes everything a winery needs to sell wine direct-to-consumer, with cloud based wine club and CRM, e-commerce, content management tools, integrated tasting room point-of-sale, mobile point-of-sale, and wine production management. eWinery Solutions has been serving the market since 2003; in 2013 the Napa Valley POS company merged with eWinery Solutions.

Terms of the purchase, which was completed today, were not disclosed.
   

About Granbury Solutions

A leading provider of technology to the wine, pizza, delivery, specialty coffee, quick serve and casual dining markets, Granbury Solutions markets the Thr!ve Point-of-Sale and Coffee Shop Manager solutions. Granbury also serves the specialty retail market with its Nova point-of-sale division. Granbury offers a full enterprise solution including point-of-sale, back office management, business intelligence, online & smart phone ordering, kiosk self serve solutions, and customer loyalty. Learn more about Granbury Solutions at www.granburyrs.com.

 

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Topics: Press Release