Updated: Dec 18, 2018
If you are building an online wine store and want to use Shipcompliant on Shopify, then you will likely run into a problem.
Shipcompliant, as some know, is an API set that filters an online wine business through the myriad wine selling rules and regulations and taxation tables so that the company can comply with federal and state regulations. This allows them to be in compliance when they sell and ship wine across state borders in the United States. The service is sold by Shipcompliant.com.
ShipCompliant is also used to calculate the often complex taxes rates assessed on wine products federally, by state, and in some cases by county.
The problem is if you want to build a wine store on Shopify, you are going run into a brick wall. As of Q4 2017 there are no companies that currently offer ShipCompliant apps for Shopify as a single-click, easy install.
Sovos which owns ShipComplaint told us in late 2017 it is working on an app that makes Shipcompliant on Shopify work. But they wouldn’t commit to a timeline more specific than “sometime in 2018” and at the end of 2018 there was still no solution available.
When our Shopify store building team started to work on a series of online wine store projects this was an immediate problem. However, we found a solution. There are several Shipcompliant savvy developers that have API code that can work around this shortcoming.
So if you have run into this issue yourself, give us a call or send an email. Use the contact info below. We can help you build your wine shop on Shopify, provide ShipCompliant functionality through some clever work around code, and even help you set up a wine club and solve other more difficult tasks in Shopify.
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