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#1 Post by justinmcinerny » June 24th, 2014, 7:34 pm

I just got an e-mail from http://www.sevenfifty.com which claims to be "connecting the beverage alcohol industry
with a simple and powerful platform that helps vendors and buyers interact." Does anyone have experience with this place? If so is it worth getting involved?
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#2 Post by Peter Tryba » June 25th, 2014, 6:45 am

I'm using it as a retailer in MA. Only a few wholesalers have signed up at this point, but I like what I see thus far.
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#3 Post by Michel Abood » June 25th, 2014, 6:49 am

It's EXTREMELY popular in NY, most of the wholesalers here use it. It's got a few quirks, but the team is very responsive and we've worked with them to try to improve our experience with them. I know most stores/restaurants are liking it so far, and it makes salespeople's lives easier.

That said, it's not perfect, but better than the old Bev Media book.
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#4 Post by Daniel H » June 25th, 2014, 10:41 am

As a regular listener to the extensive interviews on illdrinktothatpod.com, I've heard more than I ever want to hear about SevenFifty. Each podcast starts with an ad that has well-known sommeliers singing SevenFifty's praises. It sounds like a very useful product for retailers, assuming that enough wholesalers in your region are signed up with it.
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#5 Post by Terence T-Bone Livingston » June 27th, 2014, 1:53 pm

I have a few distributors using it, and their salespeople seem to like it as a very useful tool.
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#6 Post by Gil Bauer » June 28th, 2014, 8:02 am

I like it from the wholesale side. I count about 70 distributors using it in NJ. Most of my retail customers use it (not some of the really "old school" guys). Michel's description above is good. It is much better than the book and they seem to be committed to improving it.
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#7 Post by Doug Schulman » June 29th, 2014, 7:58 am

Justin, is there any similar service in your area? Here in MA, there's another company that has had basically a monopoly for quite some time. Their website's functionality is atrociously poor, so this is a huge improvement. I think more wholesalers will soon join for that reason. If you already have something like this that works well, you might look into what can be done with Seven Fifty and see if you think it's better. If you don't have anything like this, I think you'll find it incredibly useful. Almost anything would be better than the MA Beverage Business website, but overall I think Seven Fifty seems to be doing a good job, even trying not to consider that.
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#8 Post by Anders D » June 29th, 2014, 10:16 am

I use it as well for restaurant purchasing. Easy to use
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#9 Post by Ian Dorin » August 26th, 2014, 5:36 pm

It's a tremendous website for those ITB.
Some of the competitors are copying their user functions with no shame.
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#10 Post by T. Riley » August 27th, 2014, 8:06 am

In MD there are only two or three tiny distributors signed up, so while very cool, it is essentially useless.
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#11 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » August 27th, 2014, 8:27 pm

Love love love it. NY Retailer here.
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#12 Post by Seth L. » March 13th, 2015, 7:07 am

as a buyer it's fantastic- easy to find info
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#13 Post by Veronica Castro » March 13th, 2015, 11:21 pm

Great site! I hope more distributors use it.
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#14 Post by Doug Schulman » March 14th, 2015, 6:02 am

An update from Massachusetts is that the largest wholesaler (which is multiple companies under one ownership) has signed on, which is big news because of their size. Several other additional companies are also on now. Sevenfifty seems to be successfully taking on the competition, despite the fact that the competition is poorly trying to copy some of the former's functions. I think this will continue to catch on. It's really a great site.
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#15 Post by Adam Z A K K A » December 5th, 2017, 9:13 am

Seven Fifty still does not include a large portion of wholesalers in CT. Beverage Media is still the go-to.

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#16 Post by Mark Cochard » December 20th, 2017, 8:34 am

Most of our distributors are signed up in Delaware.
Any one using Merchant 23? http://blog.merchant23.com/distributor- ... ttle-guys-

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#17 Post by Thomas Keim » January 11th, 2018, 2:06 pm

I use it quite a bit in Minnesota - not all the wholesalers are signed up yet, including the two biggest (Southern & Johnson Brothers), but I really like the access -
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#18 Post by D@v!d P@rt@!n » January 19th, 2018, 6:47 pm

Really neat, except that the distributor's inventory is inaccurate. Several times I tried to purchase inventory listed only to find out zero balance. Not useful to me.
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#19 Post by DominicRiccitello » February 5th, 2018, 1:31 pm

Anyone use it on the west coast? Looking at signing up as a wholesaler over here but not sure if it's used? I've never heard of it.

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#20 Post by Richard Leland » February 5th, 2018, 5:35 pm

DominicRiccitello wrote:Anyone use it on the west coast? Looking at signing up as a wholesaler over here but not sure if it's used?
I've got a small wine shop and I use it on a fairly regular basis. It's useful when I've forgotten which wholesaler or broker carries a particular wine and also when a customer asks for an obscure wine I've never heard of.
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#21 Post by William Gladstone » February 11th, 2018, 5:50 pm

Both of the applications mentioned in this thread sound like they are helping move business for retailers and therefore distributors in certain areas..
I wonder if as a licensed distributor in Hawaii, and federal importer that sells into a few states if either site would be a help for us?
Clearly more than 80% of our business is international - outside the U.S., so I do not know if these very innovative methods of moving merchandise would be useful for our business.

Any comments - insights or suggestion from some who use either of these sites mentioned?
thanks, I appreciate any helpful guide...

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#22 Post by William Gladstone » February 11th, 2018, 5:52 pm

Mark Cochard wrote:Most of our distributors are signed up in Delaware.
Any one using Merchant 23? http://blog.merchant23.com/distributor- ... ttle-guys-

Hi Mark, I love that painting you are using, do you mind telling me a bit about it?
really clever..

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#23 Post by Mark Cochard » February 12th, 2018, 6:23 am

Hi Mark, I love that painting you are using, do you mind telling me a bit about it?
really clever..[/quote]

The piece is a limited edition giclee.
It is entitled Sediment and is by Todd White.
The characters have been duped by a sommelier based on their pretentiousness. He/She decides to pour them wine with sediment and now they are trying to figure out what to do.
From 1991-2000, White worked in animation on various television shows, including Tiny Toons, and spent his final years in animation as the lead character designer for SpongeBob SquarePants

Here is some of his work.
http://www.lissgallery.com/todd-white/

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#24 Post by William Gladstone » February 12th, 2018, 9:45 am

Mark Cochard wrote:Hi Mark, I love that painting you are using, do you mind telling me a bit about it?
really clever..
The piece is a limited edition giclee.
It is entitled Sediment and is by Todd White.
The characters have been duped by a sommelier based on their pretentiousness. He/She decides to pour them wine with sediment and now they are trying to figure out what to do.
From 1991-2000, White worked in animation on various television shows, including Tiny Toons, and spent his final years in animation as the lead character designer for SpongeBob SquarePants

Here is some of his work.
http://www.lissgallery.com/todd-white/[/quote]


Thanks
I looked at that site, very clever...

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