When the Internet first went mainstream, most people wondered about the sheer implications of how it would affect their lives. People stopped relying on postage and instead started sending emails. Information became much more readily available since you no longer had to search for hours in a book to find what you were looking for. All you had to do was go online and type in what you needed. The Web also allowed people to come closer; it improved communications across the globe, allowing people to talk to each other at minimal costs over long distances.
However, nobody could have thought that one day, the Web would start cutting into the retail industry. Online shopping was still a dream in the early 2000’s. There were only a handful of companies that were experimenting with the logistics of purchasing and selling goods online. Breakthroughs were made just a few years later, and companies such as Amazon were found. Amazon is arguably the world’s largest online store, supplying thousands of goods across the globe on a daily basis. The most noticeable development was the company’s contribution towards creating a sustainable model that other companies could follow.
Fast forward to the present, and there are companies now selling perishable goods online as well. It was only a matter of time before alcoholic drinks became available online. Beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage in the world, and is the third most popular drink across the globe. If you are a fan of a particular brand of beer and can’t find it at your local store, you will probably have to drive a long distance just to buy a six-pack. Why go through the hassle when you can have your favourite alcoholic beverages delivered straight to your doorstep? Here’s a brief guide for people who want to buy alcohol online.
Find a Local Online Winery
If you live in a big city such as Melbourne, Perth, or Sydney, finding a local winery that has an online store wouldn’t be a problem. If you live in the suburbs, you should check the shipping page to see if the company delivers to adjoining areas. Before you place an order from any online store, go through their inventory. Check out the variety of different brands they have on offer, and compare prices with different stores. Some stores also offer free shipping if the order amount exceeds a minimum price. You should also check out the reviews on the company’s page to see if they consistently deliver the beverages on time.
Go for a Test Run
Most people prefer stocking their fridge with their favourite alcoholic beverages. However, before placing a large order with any online winery, it’s best to test them out first by just meeting their minimum order amount. Does the company add a shipping charge? Are the bottles delivered in a neatly packaged box?
Most importantly, you need to be concerned with the delivery timings. Almost every local winery offers same day delivery if the order is placed early in the day