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Bemakers and Shopify Integrate to Empower Alcohol Brands to Grow their European Ecommerce Business Compliantly

July 5, 2023
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Today, Bemakers, the trusted distribution partner for ambitious alcohol brands, introduces a game-changing integration with Shopify, empowering alcohol brands to sell efficiently and compliantly across European borders by automating tax and excise handling.

"We're thrilled to support the alcohol brands already using Shopify. This integration enables them to grow their business without having to change their storefront and with a few simple steps they can sell their products directly and compliantly to end-consumers across European markets.

With this integration we have removed major barriers to entry and growth that alcohol beverage  brands have previously been facing,"
— Morten Stengaard, co-founder and CEO of Bemakers.

Shopify's guidelines are clear – it's up to the alcohol brand to ensure compliance (Shopify’s Help Center Article on Alcohol Products).  The new Bemakers Shopify integration removes this obstacle, allowing brands to focus on selling,  building their brand, and creating new and complementary revenue streams. Bemakers then handle everything related to excise, VAT, import-export requirements etc.  "We can support brands with the tools they need for operating on the European markets and enable them to replicate and localize their ecommerce expertise," says Morten Stengaard.

Thy Whisky, the award-winning Danish distillery, is one of the Bemakers customer brands using the Bemakers Shopify integration to drive its European export expansion into D2C sales: “We've invested a lot of time and effort into building a really unique Thy product universe for our Danish ecommerce presence. We wanted to replicate that in other European countries. The solution Bemakers provided via the integration enables this and within a week we were up and running in 4 new markets. It’s so simple and allows me to stay in control of my brand and my customers’ experience”, says Andreas Poulsen, co-founder of Thy Whisky.

The Bemakers Shopify integration is a welcomed step forward for European beverage brands looking to expand beyond their home market and for non-EU brands looking to gain a foothold in Europe. Combined with Bemakers' Logistics services, which includes a network of bonded warehouses, brands can transport their products into and within the EU under duty suspension. This strategy proves to be cost-efficient and has a significant positive impact on cash flow.

The new integration reflects Bemakers' commitment to customer-centric innovation and is available at no additional cost to customers. It's included across all Bemakers pricing plans to support brands at every stage of their export journey.

For more information about how you can expand your current Shopify webshop and sell your alcohol beverage brand in new markets please contact Søren Hansen, Director Sales here.

About Bemakers.
Bemakers is the trusted partner for ambitious alcohol brands, providing simplified distribution services that help brands unlock their potential and reach new international customers. The company's streamlined approach includes automated handling of EMCS, taxes, customs, and shipping, allowing customers to focus on making and selling exceptional products.Bemakers is already working with over 100 alcohol brands, acting as a leading partner for those looking to take their brand to the next level.

For more information on Bemakers or to explore this new integration, visit our website or follow our journey on LinkedIn.

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