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Why Activ8 Commerce? Our system goal is simple. Do it once and done! We work hard to eliminate as many 3rd party apps as makes sense. Minimize duplicate data entry. Stop embarrassing yourself because app data is not in sync.  Oh, and what if one or some of those apps push updates that that break […]


Why Activ8 Commerce? Are you looking for a new sales system but can’t find a way out of the “similarity rut” between them? You really should take a good look at Activ8 Commerce. Our approach to helping you get more done in less time offers a unique way out.  Our new back-office environment – Activ8 Cloud – is a […]

Wine And Spirits Delivery Booms As Pandemic Accelerates E-Commerce Activity

Wine and spirits retailers’ delivery programs continue to expand rapidly amid the Covid-19 pandemic. E-commerce delivery platform Drizly has seen business more than triple this year. “We’ve had an increase in sales of 350% year-to-date,” says Jaci Flug, Drizly’s general counsel. Recently, more and more states—Georgia, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and Oklahoma among them—have expanded their beverage […]

How to Clear the Cache on Your Mac

If you are having trouble with caching issues on your Mac please review this post by Trend Micro. This article suggests purchasing Cleaner One Pro. If you prefer a FREE version or another software to clear your Mac cache there are many options available. We do not endorse any software. Article posted April 28, 2021 […]

Home Wine Deliveries Keep on Truckin’

Wineries got savvy to online marketing in 2020 during the pandemic. But will that last in 2021? “I’ve been urging wineries to up their online game since 2000,” says industry analyst Rob McMillan, executive vice president of Silicon Valley Bank’s wine division. “It took a pandemic to make it happen.” By now, you have undoubtedly […]


March 2021 Activ8 Commerce just got significantly easier to use.  We’ve minimized the learning curve to help tasting room, club, web store, and marketing managers take faster control of their DTC business.  The new web browser version of our back-office feels familiar and provides task shortcuts, unlike any other system. Sort and filter customer, member, […]

January CRAFT SPIRIT Magazine

On-Premise: Tasting Rooms Adapt Business Models in Pandemic Winter In harsh and mild climates alike, craft spirits tasting rooms across the nation are facing a challenging winter. Will visitors be willing to sit inside, or will they be brave enough to bundle up for outdoor seating? Beyond the weather, the constant threat of new mandates […]

Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act Passes in U.S. House of Representatives, Goes Before Senate, President

December 21, 2020 December 21, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – Following approval in the U.S. House of Representatives tonight by a vote of 359/53, the Senate is now expected to vote on and pass the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) later tonight or early tomorrow. The President will then sign CBMTRA, making a reduced […]

DtC Bottle Prices Decline as Retail Rises

The average bottle price of winery direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipments continues to decline as the overall sales volume of the channel increases, while the opposite trend is taking place in retail channels.  According to the latest retail and DtC data by Nielsen and Wines Vines Analytics/Sovos ShipCompliant, DtC shipment volume was up 17% to more than 977,000 9L cases […]

Existing Club Members Drove Digital Sales Surge

As the U.S. economy ground to a halt earlier this year, there was a prevailing sense that the wine industry was heading into rough waters not seen since past economic downturns. Drawing on experience gained after 9/11 and the Great Recession, winery staff re-ran their direct-to-consumer projections for 2020 with the expectation of significant revenue […]