Wine.com triples the number of pickup locations to more than 10,000 sites nationwide

The world’s largest selection of wine now available for convenient pickup at Fedex Office and Walgreens stores nationwide

San Francisco, CA, 2017-Nov-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, announced that it has tripled the number of pickup locations to more than 10,000 sites nationwide.  This includes nearly 1,000 in California and over 500 in New York – both states where Wine.com now offers a larger selection of wine than any other store.  With this delivery option, customers don’t have to worry about being home to sign for delivery and can pick up their wine at their convenience.  Local pickup service has expanded beyond FedEx Office locations to include Walgreens, Duane Reade, Safeway, Shaws, Jewel-Osco, Albertsons, Fred Meyer and more.

Since wine 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.  Most pickup locations are open nights and weekends with many offering 24/7 availability.  Your nearest local pickup sites can be found during the Wine.com checkout process.

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.”

Customer adoption to date has been strong with more than half a million bottles delivered via Wine.com’s local pickup service.  With this next phase of growth, customers have more local pickup options in closer proximity than ever before — ensuring most Wine.com customers have a pickup site at least as close as their nearest specialty wine shop. Learn more at www.wine.com/localpickup.

About Wine.com
Wine.com is the nation’s leading online wine retailer, offering selection, guidance and convenience not found in brick and mortar stores.  The company provides its customers access to the world’s largest wine store, with live chat wine experts available 7 days a week on its mobile and full websites. With multiple fulfillment centers and the most sophisticated retail wine distribution network in the United States, 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.  Wine.com’s mission, to inspire the wine lifestyle through innovation, is captured in its brand manifesto video, viewable here.  For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.wine.com.

Press Contact:
Gwendolyn Osborn
Gwendolyn@wine.com
415-248-4402

Source: Wine.com

Wine.com expands efforts to innovate and leverage technology to enhance consumers experience with new website and mobile App

San Francisco, CA,, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, has raised $15M from existing investors to capitalize on accelerating growth.  The profitable etailer, now over $100M in annual revenue, grew 25% in the quarter ending June 30, double its 5-year average annual growth rate.  Simultaneously, the company is announcing two major new releases:

  • New Website – Released last week, Wine.com’s new website offers a modern, streamlined design with easier filtering capabilities, more granular geographic regions and varietals, enhanced wine and winery content, and a consistent feature set and user experience across all device types — computer, tablet and phone.
  • New Mobile App – Recently released in the Apple App Store, Wine.com’s new mobile app has quickly achieved a 5 star rating, making it the top rated wine app. The app includes a new label scanner, an enhanced wine database, live chat wine experts and all the purchasing capability of Wine.com’s full website.

The company attributes its accelerating growth to improvements in its customer experience, including:

  • Biggest Selection – The Wine.com selection has doubled again to over 17,000 wines and counting — 15 times the average specialty wine store and 30 times the average grocery store – exposing customers to wine from all regions, varietals and price points.
  • Live Chat Service – Wine.com is unique in offering live chat wine experts, non-commissioned and based in San Francisco and New York, available 7 days/week to help customers discover new wine with confidence.
  • Convenient Delivery – Customers have the option of shipping to 6,000 FedEx and Walgreens locations for local pickup on their schedule, especially helpful due to the adult signature requirement.
  • Great Value – Competitive prices, frequent promotions and StewardShip – unlimited shipping for an annual $49 membership fee – provide customers with compelling value.

“Wine.com’s rapid growth is a clear indication that the company is aligned with emerging trends in the beverage alcohol space,” said Danny Brager, Senior Vice President, Beverage Alcohol Practice at Nielsen. “As the wine market continues to shift online, Wine.com is tapping into key growth areas such as e-commerce and mobile, alongside the rising influence of millennials – critical components for today’s $33.6 billion U.S. wine market1.”

“It’s still very early in the game,” said Rich Bergsund, Wine.com CEO.  “With this capital, we can expand our efforts to innovate and leverage technology to help consumers discover and buy great wine.  We’ve sold and shipped nearly a billion dollars worth of wine to date, but we feel like a startup, hungry to earn the trust of customers of all ages and levels of wine knowledge.”

1 According to Nielsen-measured Off Premise and On Premise channels in the U.S.

About Wine.com
Wine.com is the nation’s leading online wine retailer, offering selection, guidance and convenience not found in brick and mortar stores.  The company provides its customers access to the world’s largest wine store, with live chat wine experts available 7 days a week. With multiple distribution centers and the most sophisticated retail wine fulfillment network in the United States, Wine.com delivers in 1-2 days to most addresses, offering date-certain delivery and the convenience of shipping to 6,000 FedEx and Walgreens local pick-up sites.  The company’s popular StewardShip program provides unlimited wine delivery and exclusive access to new releases for $49 per year.  Just launched, the Wine.com iOS app allows users to scan, rate and purchase wines on the go.  Wine.com’s mission, to inspire the wine lifestyle through innovation, is captured in its brand manifesto video, viewable here.  Wine.com is majority owned by Baker Capital, a New York-based private equity firm.  For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.wine.com.

Press Contact:
If you’d like to discuss the new Wine.com with its management team, please contact Gwendolyn Osborn to set up an appointment:
Gwendolyn@wine.com

Source: Wine.com