I just read this little piece of news from an Erie paper. It seems the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has begun to accept customers online orders for wine and spirits direct to their homes!
I was reading an article in Boston about something called “Adult Chocolate Milk” and they recommended buying it from online liquor stores and I thought that PA needs to have an online liquor store!
That was when I found this article!
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is now shipping specialty wines and liquors directly to customers.
The PLCB quietly launched the home delivery service on Nov. 21.
“This is something brand new to the board. We wanted to make sure that we had the infrastructure in place for whatever volume of business we get. We will promote it more in the future,” PLCB spokeswoman Stacey Witalec said.
Orders from the board’s online Fine Wine & Good Spirits store previously had to be shipped to state stores for pickup.
The online store offers 2,000 to 3,000 beverages not generally available in state stores at prices ranging from under $10 to $2,000.
Home delivery by UPS costs $14 for up to three bottles, plus $1 for each additional bottle.
Home delivery is being offered to satisfy customer expectations and demand, Witalec said.
“Every other major retailer offers home shipping of their products. But this was reviewed by the board for quite some time because we realize our product is not like every other product and that we needed to do this safely,” Witalec said.