American Craft Brands opening in NY - June 202
B2B Online Marketplace that supports the recovery of bars, restaurants, and other alcohol retailers is coming to NY
AmericanCraftBrands.com brings lower prices, better service, time-savings, one-stop-shopping, and contactless purchasing to alcohol retailers recovering from the disruption of Covid-19
BOSTON – May 18, 2020 – AmericanCraftBrands.com, the secure B2B alcohol marketplace for commerce between brewers, distillers and vintners, retailers and independent distributors is launching in New York. The regulatory-compliant business-to-business (B2B) platform is a 21st century alcohol purchasing and supply chain marketplace tailor-made for the post-Covid-19 world and a retailer’s need to re-start, adapt, and recover.
AmericanCraftBrands.com is the B2B-for-Retailers creation of Ninkatek ACB LLC, a software platforms, services, and support company dedicated to the US alcohol beverage industry. Ninkatek is led by an experienced team of alcohol industry veterans and technologists with decades of technology, supply chain, marketing, and sales expertise.
“Our team designed americancraftbrands.com to address the eventual disruption from ecommerce on the relatively insulated US alcohol industry with a focus on B2B,” said Jeff Slater, CEO and president of Ninkatek. “The 3-tiered system provided that insulation leaving retailers and the makers of the products they sell to think of B2B and D2C ecommerce as a problem for the distant future – until Covid-19 hit. Now, whether they are an on-premise, off-premise, or own-premise (taprooms) retailer of alcohol, their world has been turned upside down and adapting the business model to include ecommerce, both B2B and D2C, is a matter of urgency and survival.”
AmericanCraftBrands.com provides all the functionality necessary to rapidly adapt to this new world, recover more quickly, and permanently integrate the 21st century world of B2B and consumer commerce into their business models. Electronic ordering, consolidated delivery, invoicing, compliance record-keeping, keg deposit management, and integration with popular accounting packages are all features designed to streamline the alcohol buying process.
“Using our easy-to-use platform, retailers can expect to benefit from lower prices, 24/7 ordering, electronic invoicing, contactless transactions, and no wasted time on catalogs full of products that are ‘unavailable’ to purchase – as a starting point,” said Jeff Slater. “They can also expect better and more responsive service through our partnership with MilServ ACD, a veteran-owned and operated delivery service that employs local veterans and shares profits with non-profits focused on supporting veterans and their families. A relationship we are really proud to be a part of and we think retailers will be as well.”
With AmericanCraftBrands.com, saving time and money is what it is all about. To get things started and to support a rapid recovery from Covid-19, NY retailers will be able to use the platform for free for all 2020. No subscriptions, no credit card, no delivery fees. All you need is a valid NY alcohol retailers license to sign-up and start ordering.
Americancraftbrands.com will be launching the first products for purchase on June 1 to highlight our early adopter partners in NY. After that, we will be doing weekly announcements of the hundreds of additional products available from beer, wine, and spirits makers and distributors from across the globe. All launched products will be available on-going, subject to any limitations set by the manufacturer.
For more information about the marketplace and to sign-up for a free subscription, visit www.americancraftbrands.com.
About Ninkatek ACB
Ninkatek ACB is a business-to-business (B2B) software platforms, services and support company dedicated to a better beverage marketplace for industry makers, distributors and retailers. Its mission is to create the new technologies, processes, and systems that disrupt the status quo and transform every aspect of the current market model that works against a level and fair playing field for everyone.
Ninkatek’s platforms include AmericanCraftBrands.com, is an online ordering platform for licensed retailers, and ACDWholesaler.com for transactions between makers and their distributor partners. In addition, Ninkatek provides supply chain backbone technologies and support for independent delivery service companies looking to participate in the explosion of growth in direct-to-consumer (D2C) commerce. For more information visit www.ninkatek.com.
About MilServ ACD Corp
MilServ ACD Corp. is a veteran owned, veteran-operated, and veteran-supporting supply chain and logistics company specializing in delivering craft alcohol products to retailers, distributors, and where permitted, to consumers. The company relies on technology for managing orders, logistics and deliveries to provide customers with a lower cost alternative to traditional approaches to distribution. Milserv’s dual mission of helping small brewers, distillers, and vintners get their products to market more efficiently while creating jobs, business opportunities, and providing support to veterans and their families is unique. More than just talk, MilServ is a “Benefit Corp.” with a self-selected fiduciary responsibility to give back to veterans and their families as part of its core business. For more information visit www.acdmilserve.com.