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A few hours ago, Global Wine & Spirits, the leading e-business network for wine professionals, went ahead with fundamental changes to its public pages in order to respond to the huge increase in traffic it has been experiencing over the past nine months.

Changes to our website are designed to qualify incoming traffic from the moment it hits our homepage. This means that visitors will find what they need within the first few seconds of landing on our site.

Professional buyers will be invited to proceed to the Spot Market Place, sign up to post their sourcing needs online in the Call for Tenders section and visit our International Contests results page and our much improved Trade Directory listings.

Industry equipment and service suppliers will be invited to advertise their services in the Trade Directory, as well as on newly dedicated advertorial spaces of the website, where we are implementing new tracking and reporting tools.

Finally, wine enthusiasts and newcomers to the wine world will have access to a personalized preferred products page, where they can read tasting notes and reviews, as well as benefit from the opportunity to contact winemakers. They will also be able to browse the product catalogue and discover featured wines every week.

All of us at Global Wine & Spirits are also very excited to be launching three new services for our members, designed to increase the number of trades taking place through our website, while still preserving the neutrality of GWS services.

  • GWS Translation Services is a value-added service available to all Global Wine & Spirits members. Translations are available in French, English, Spanish, German and Italian, all done by agents specialized in the wine and spirits industry. Once the original document is received by Global Wine & Spirits and a quote is agreed upon, the translation process is initiated. The translated text is then checked for content, grammar and spelling and proofread to ensure that the message is accurate and flows as if it had been originally written in that language.

  • GWS Escrow Services is a value-added service available to all Global Wine & Spirits members having the necessary qualifications to conduct transactions in which Global Wine & Spirits acts as a holding agent for the buyer?s funds to ensure that they receive the goods they order online before final payment is made. The buyer in an escrow transaction will wire funds to a Global Wine & Spirits Escrow trust account. Upon confirmation of receipt of funds or expiration of the payout term, the seller will ship the goods to the buyer in accordance with the transaction terms. Once the transaction terms are met, Global Wine & Spirits releases the funds to the seller, less the applicable fees.

  • GWS Logistics Services is a value-added service available to all Global Wine & Spirits members having the necessary qualifications to conduct transactions in which Global Wine & Spirits acts as an intermediary holding the seller?s inventory and the buyer?s funds to ensure the transaction goes smoothly. The buyer in a logistics transaction will confirm its intentions to purchase directly through Global Wine & Spirits. The buyer will then wire funds to a Global Wine & Spirits account. Upon confirmation of the receipt of funds, Global Wine & Spirits will arrange for inventory release, shipment of goods and seller settlement.

We welcome your comments on the new site and our enhanced service offering. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly at info@globalwinespirits.com. We hope you enjoy our new and improved website!

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