Selecting Wine Club Management Software

The computer can help you manage your wine club...

Wine Club Management Software

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Are you are a wine club person? If you enjoy wine, you should enjoy it with others who share your interest. And the advantages aren’t only social. By combining your purchases, you’ll get to taste a lot of wines that you may have missed otherwise. Wine clubs are a great way to limit your losses. Instead of wasting $50 on a disappointing but unspoiled Bordeaux, you’ll only be out $50 divided by the number of participants. And your chance of reimbursement may increase depending on the persuasiveness of your members. But like anything else, successful wine clubs require committed leadership. Would you believe that the right software may help ease the management burden while increasing member satisfaction?

Wine club software screen

This software looks easy to use.

One major feature of wine club software is email and text messaging and an electronic calendar. Just think how disappointed members will be if they aren’t notified about a wine tasting or the inclusion of a special wine at next week’s meeting. Of course, you’re not going to bother with wine club software just to handle emails, but remember in wine clubs as elsewhere, communication is very important.

What about a forum? Your members should be able to communicate with each other and with other wine clubs. If your wine club is large enough you’ll want to be able to conduct surveys so that you can meet your membership’s needs. Don’t guess at what they want.

What’s a wine club without pictures? Manage the files, pictures, and video associated with each event. You may even make some money by selling them to members. Since we are talking about money, a membership module is very important for handling financial transactions including online payments. Smooth financial management is a prerequisite for a successful club.

You may want a website for your wine club. Some of the better software packages include website templates to ease the process. This website may contain a storefront module so that your club can earn money by selling wine and accessories. Why start from zero?

Two caveats are in order. Because of the sensitive information exchanged among wine members, the system must be password protected. And under no circumstances should the membership list or other such information be sold or otherwise divulged.

About the Author

Levi Reiss has authored or co-authored ten books on computers and the Internet, but to be honest, he would rather just drink fine Italian or other wine, accompanied by the right foods. He teaches classes in computers at an Ontario French-language community college. His wine websites include
www.theworldwidewine.com    and    http://www.theitalianwineconnection.com

Visit his website devoted to Italian travel www.travelitalytravel.com

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