You have decided to try alcohol delivery service – good for you! Now comes the hard part. How will you know when and how often to deliver the alcohol you ordered? Keep reading for some helpful tips.
The first thing you should do to ensure reliability is to find out if your local delivery service is licensed to sell liquor. Contact your local Liquor Control Commission (LCC) to find out if they allow third-party companies to vend alcohol in your county. Some states only allow private sale and advertising, so contact your local wine or liquor retailers across the state to find out if they are aware of any such third-party companies. Licensing ensures customer safety and keeps the government from stepping in to stop people from enjoying their legal right to drink.
Once you’ve verified that your local delivery services is properly licensed, you can start checking out delivery services. Find out if they ship directly to your customers or if you need to pick up your alcohol order at the store. Some wine distributors send bottles via refrigerated trucks. This is a good choice if you want the freshness of your wine. Other delivery services prefer pick-up points at the store so that people can simply walk up to the counter and order from you. If your local liquor retailers across the state to allow third-party sales and deliveries, ask them about their policies for alcohol sales and deliveries.
One of the most important factors in finding the best alcohol delivery service is whether they serve your state or county. Some wine and liquor delivery services are only available in certain counties or states. If you plan on selling in more than one county or state, call each store to find out if they deliver. It may be worth your money to invest in a company that has multiple delivery locations, particularly if you have a store in several cities or towns.
Finally, consider the price. Many states and municipalities don’t allow supermarkets to sell liquor, so you’ll need to find a business that delivers to stores that carry wine or spirits. Liquor retailers don’t have many overhead costs, so they generally charge lower prices than restaurant deliveries. However, keep in mind that many states have sales tax on purchases, so the price you pay will depend on where you shop. If you’re in a heavily traveled area, you may pay more for your alcohol delivery services than someone who lives in a quiet town.