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New free shipping!

Author Mark
#1  Posted: Jan 3, 2020 08:33 | Edited by: Mark  

The PLCB has lowered their shipping charges. From their email:

We’re excited to announce that when you order on, you’ll receive FREE SHIPPING to your home or business on all orders over $99* all day, every day! Find more than 6,400 wines and spirits right at your fingertips.

In addition to free shipping on orders over $99, we now offer a flat $12 shipping fee for orders that include up to three bottles - and $2 for each additional bottle - for delivery to a store or for purchases of $99 or less to a non-store address in Pennsylvania. Be sure to check out our updated shipping terms. Just a friendly reminder, an adult 21 or older must be present to sign for your purchase.

Here's some of the fine print from FWaGS:

Orders over $99 shipped to non-store addresses will ship for free. Order total must be over $99 before shipping and sales tax. Multiple orders cannot be combined to satisfy the over $99 threshold. Special Orders, licensee orders, wine futures, Limited-Release Lottery items, used barrels, and any other item or category of item specifically designated by the PLCB do not qualify for free shipping. In-store purchases and shipping to a Fine Wine & Good Spirits location also do not qualify for free shipping. This free shipping offer is being made under the PLCB's customer relationship management program authority.

One of my takeaways is that it's now cheaper to have something shipped to your door than it is to have it shipped to a store - yay!
Author pavineco
Registered User
#2  Posted: Jan 3, 2020 14:15  

Really odd to me that it is now cheaper to ship to door than store. Is it cheaper for the PLCB? (Inquiring taxpayers want to know.)

I personally would prefer to ship to store, since you have to sign for the package anyway. I'll reroute anything to a UPS location anyhow if I have to sign for it.

With the expected reduction of luxury inventory in 2020, I wonder if they'll place more focus on the website for some of the more esoteric offerings? And maybe store them properly? A guy can dream.
Author Mark
#3  Posted: Jan 3, 2020 14:26  

With the expected reduction of luxury inventory in 2020

Curious where you heard that? (News to me!)

And maybe store them properly?

My understanding is that the "online" inventory is kept in a temperature controlled environment. I was offered a tour several years ago but did not make the trip. In-store inventory is another matter.
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