Seems obvious: everyone knows how to buy online! True, but buying wine online is a little different due to legal regulations and also because of a few peculiarities of wine itself.
So here are a few tips that might help you get the most out of your online wine purchase:
- Buy More Than 1 Bottle at a Time: adding a 2nd, 3rd or 4th bottle to your order typically incurs little additional shipping cost, sometimes even just another buck or two. By far, the 1st bottle costs the most to ship.
- Choose Ground Service: wine bottles weigh about 4lbs each, which quickly adds cost if Express and Overnight delivery is selected. Also, in many zones (e.g. along the East coast), Ground often delivers in as little as 1 day. So ground is by far the most economical, and sometimes, nearly as fast.
- Use a Business Address: remember, by law the signature of an adult 21 years of age or more is required to receive your shipment. You may not be home to sign when the FedEx delivery occurs, but there’s usually someone available to sign at a place of business. Bonus: FedEx ground service is even a little cheaper to a business address vs. a residential address.
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