Wine.com drinks up more growth
The most popular wine retailer on the Internet is making it even easier for shoppers to order alcohol online by growing its network of pickup locations.
The retailer announced that it is now making its huge selection of wine available for convenient pickup at Fedex Office and Walgreens stores nationwide.
Since wine sold and delivered by an online retailer requires a signature from someone over 21 years old, being home to wait for a delivery can be inconvenient for those who spend most of their day out of the house. This expansion means more locations and more flexible hours for pick up.
Wine.com has expanded local pickup service beyond FedEx Office locations to include Walgreens, Duane Reade, Safeway, Shaws, Jewel-Osco, Albertsons, Fred Meyer and more. Most pickup locations are open nights and weekends with many offering 24/7 availability.
Wine.com is the only online wine retailer that offers both date-specific delivery as well as local pickup options.
"Customers love our massive selection, deep wine content, live chat sommeliers and free shipping membership," said Rich Bergsund, Wine.com CEO. "Now we'll deliver to a location near you, for pickup on your schedule — no more waiting to sign for your wine delivery. I use Wine.com local pickup for all my wine deliveries."
Wine.com is among the most successful booze retailers; Drizly is another. Amazon recently said it was closing its Amazon Wine program, but it continues to expand alcohol delivery through its Prime Now service.
With multiple fulfillment centers, Wine.com delivers in 1-2 days to most addresses, offering date-certain delivery and the convenience of shipping for local pickup at 10,000 locations nationwide.
The company's popular StewardShip program provides unlimited wine delivery and exclusive access to new releases for $49 per year.
Recently launched, the Wine.com iOS app allows users to scan, rate and purchase wines on the go.