Skip to main content

Just Sip It App Launch

Sit back, relax, and Just Sip It!

$1,200
pledged of$15,000 goal
7
23Days Left
Fund it
Campaign Ends on November 20, 2020

Project Description

The Just Sip It mission is to bring an amazing wine tasting experience into your home eliminating costly travel and allowing you to learn about wine on your own terms. 

Just Sip It is a 100% female, Veteran, and Latina owned small business. Both owners share a passion for working with charitable organizations that focus efforts on veterans, animals, children, and the Latino community. 

Just Sip It is an app that allows users to order wine from small family-owned wineries, invite their friends, split the cost with their guests and host a tasting in their home as if they are in the tasting room, with the help of tasting videos made by the winemaker and staff from the winery itself.

Here's the problem: Traveling to wine country can be costly, not to mention finding the right wineries or just the limited time people have while there to taste wines from amazing vineyards. Additionally, small, family-owned wineries don’t have the ability to distribute nationally.  

1. Traveling is expensive

2. It’s hard to identify wineries to visit for quality, handcrafted wine

3. Family-owned wineries don’t have the inventory to distribute nationally

Just Sip It solves this problem by providing a solution that:

1. It eliminates the need to travel in order to have the tasting room experience and provides an option to split the cost of the wines. 

2. Provides a selection of family-owned, small production wineries with amazing high-quality wines. 

3. Creates a marketing tool through which small family-owned wineries can further their audience across the country. 

Our customers are two-fold. On one side they are people who love wine, love the convenience of what the app can offer them, want to learn more about wine and try new things, and don’t want to deal with a sales pitch every time. This app is heavily targeted to millennials, who currently account for 52% of the nation’s wine sales.  

On the other side - the wineries we serve are also our customers. By allowing Just Sip It to partner with them to sell their wine, we provide a service extending an amazing customer service experience to their customers and providing a marketing outlet at an extremely minimal cost. 

The Just Sip It team brings a combined 40 years of leadership, marketing, PR, and business management experience combined from private enterprise to Farmers Insurance. As avid wine lovers, we have an appreciation and understanding of what it means to taste and learn about truly unique, hand-crafted wines, the cost involved in travel, and the expense involved in marketing. 

Carrie Bonney

Carrie Bonney is the Creator, CEO, Head of Research and Development, and co-owner of Just Sip It. A U.S. Army Military Police veteran, Carrie is passionate about leadership, creativity and growth. Carrie is a seasoned leader who has worked for a Fortune 500 company as well as managing and running multiple small businesses. Her career spans more than 20 years from the military, private law enforcement, communications, corporate giving, public relations, and the wine industry. Carrie has traveled extensively, learning and growing her wine knowledge throughout the world. Her number one goal is to share those experiences and the amazing wines she has had with others.

Luisa Acosta

Luisa Acosta is the Vice-President, Head of Marketing, and co-owner of Just Sip It. She is a seasoned corporate executive who worked for a Fortune 500 company as well as held leadership roles in the public sector and has a successful track record in the areas of marketing, brand development, communications, government affairs, media, and community relations and business development. Her career of more than 20 years spans from TV news, politics, corporate America and entrepreneurship. She is always leveraging her networking and communication skills to build relationships, programs, and successful businesses.

Luisa has a proven track record for successfully growing brand awareness and consideration through effective messaging/story-telling, creative and authentic advertising, and innovative experiences that are always culturally relevant to the target audiences.

She has expertise in growing brands among multicultural audiences and other key target markets such as veterans and entrepreneurs. 

Her passion for non-profit work, Latino culture, women’s empowerment, children’s causes, and youth mentorship are where most of her volunteer and financial efforts are focused. 

Why are we seeking funding? The same reason as most, we are starting this small business and without two years of financials and amazing credit, we can’t qualify for a Small Business loan from the SBA. We could take out loans, but we don’t want to end up paying hand over fist to just get ourselves up and running. We are confident that this business will thrive and grow, probably faster than anyone can imagine. Once we are running, we predict that we will be fully self-sustainable and able to move forward with additional options, upgrades, and eventually international sales. 

We can’t thank you enough for checking out our page, we hope you find our business to be something you want to invest in and see it come to fruition so that you too can sit back, relax and JUST SIP IT!


 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

 

08/19/2020
Wellness, calm and wine
$300
07/29/2020
Represent!
$50
Carolyn Rogers
07/28/2020
Monetary Contribution
$500
Ramona Simmons
07/18/2020
Give us $100, we will give you $125
$100
07/09/2020
Give us $100, we will give you $125
$100
07/05/2020
Represent!
$50
Russell Powell
07/04/2020
Give us $100, we will give you $125
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

999 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Thank you!

Hand written thank you card and a SM shout out.

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Social media shout out!

Thanks for supporting #JustSipIt !

25 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Represent!

Represent Just Sip It with a fun logo t-shirt and a social media shout out.

23 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Double represent with a coozie

Double represent Just Sip It! with an awesome T and logo'd coozie. 

25 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Give us 50, we give you 60

A $50 payment will earn you a $60 discount on your first order through Just Sip It! That's $60 off your first at-home wine tasting once we officially launch the app. 

30 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Give us $100, we will give you $125

$100 will earn you $125 in wine tasting credits when you order from Just Sip It! after we launch. *This bonus can be used for two separate five or six-bottle tastings or one ten to twelve bottle tasting order. 

17 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Get moving with Just Sip It!

Sip It T-shirt + Coozie + 30-minute movement assessment session with Andrea Bulat, Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer (offer valid in CA, OR and WA only - all assessments are scheduled as virtual assessments). 

Andrea, an athlete herself, has been a practicing physical therapist for nearly 12 years. Andrea will spend 30 minutes with you via a virtual visit, assess movement techniques, and make suggestions to improve the way you move on a daily basis. 

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
Wellness, calm and wine

Free Arbonne product + Free Wildtree product + one set of wellness rocks + 15% off your first shipment from Just Sip It!

4 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Oregon Bound

Tee + Social Fist Pump + Set of Oregon Pinot Noir glasses + 20% off your first shipment + customized travel itinerary for your next trip to Oregon or California + Customized guided tour of Oregon Wine Country + Elite private wine tasting + Transport to and from the Portland International Airport + Two nights in a local B&B. 

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

999 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Thank you!

Hand written thank you card and a SM shout out.

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Social media shout out!

Thanks for supporting #JustSipIt !

25 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Represent!

Represent Just Sip It with a fun logo t-shirt and a social media shout out.

23 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Double represent with a coozie

Double represent Just Sip It! with an awesome T and logo'd coozie. 

25 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Give us 50, we give you 60

A $50 payment will earn you a $60 discount on your first order through Just Sip It! That's $60 off your first at-home wine tasting once we officially launch the app. 

30 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Give us $100, we will give you $125

$100 will earn you $125 in wine tasting credits when you order from Just Sip It! after we launch. *This bonus can be used for two separate five or six-bottle tastings or one ten to twelve bottle tasting order. 

17 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Get moving with Just Sip It!

Sip It T-shirt + Coozie + 30-minute movement assessment session with Andrea Bulat, Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer (offer valid in CA, OR and WA only - all assessments are scheduled as virtual assessments). 

Andrea, an athlete herself, has been a practicing physical therapist for nearly 12 years. Andrea will spend 30 minutes with you via a virtual visit, assess movement techniques, and make suggestions to improve the way you move on a daily basis. 

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
Wellness, calm and wine

Free Arbonne product + Free Wildtree product + one set of wellness rocks + 15% off your first shipment from Just Sip It!

4 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Oregon Bound

Tee + Social Fist Pump + Set of Oregon Pinot Noir glasses + 20% off your first shipment + customized travel itinerary for your next trip to Oregon or California + Customized guided tour of Oregon Wine Country + Elite private wine tasting + Transport to and from the Portland International Airport + Two nights in a local B&B. 

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward