With the digital world today, the trend of online shopping is ever increasing. With more and more online retailers emerging, your option for buying your favourite wine online has never been so simple.
Here is our list of 4 ways to buy wine online in 2019.
Online Wine Shops
There are hundreds of online stores available today that allow you to order thousands of different wines from all over the world that can be delivered right to your doorstep. This makes finding specific varietals, vintages or sales simple and convenient. Also, there are often options that allow you to set up any notifications to notify you when any particular wines or specials occur – keeping you in the loop with any information you require.
Uvinum is one of the biggest online wine shops at the moment – with tens of thousands of wines available. Another popular European website is VinPark also includes a monthly subscription box.
Online Wine Clubs/subscription boxes
Similar to a wine shop, there are websites that offer a monthly wine club where individuals pay a fixed amount every month and a case of wine is delivered every month. The difference however, is that the wines are often a variety of different options and are often chosen on behalf of the customers. This option allows individuals to try a range of new wines that they wouldn’t necessarily have chosen themselves – and creates a sort of excitement for the new, unexpected wine to be delivered to them. There are great websites, like Winc that ask you a list of questions about your personal taste preference and base your subscription boxes around the answers you provided. They also allow you to select the number of red and white wines in your subscription box – building your surprise box around your exact taste.
Online Wine Auctions
Online Wine auctions are more for wine connoisseurs and collectors that have vast knowledge on wines and their value. These online auctions display all the wines up for auction and allow individuals to place their bids on their preferred wine. The highest bidder will be notified about their wines and have it delivered to their door. The wines involved in auctions are often of older vintages, rarity or from highly admired regions or producers.
Some of the most popular websites for online auctions include, WineBid and iDealWine.
With online marketplace, the products available are not just specifically wine, but a range of different products. This allows consumers to buy a range of products of their choice – along with any wine they require. What makes this different from just an online wine shop, is the fact that consumers now don’t have to open an entirely new website just for their wine purchases – but can simply add the wine to their cart with their other purchases. Amazon, eBay and Etsy now include wine on their list of products.
Considering how easy, efficient and helpful online purchasing is when it comes to wine; it is no wonder that more and more individuals are using it as the preferred method of shopping! We are sure in the years to come; the online shopping options are going to be greater than we can ever anticipate!
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