The fact is COVID has brought a big transformation in the way people buy their daily needs. People are opting for buying things online rather than stepping into the mall or store.
Gone are the days when people used to stand in long queues to take their favourite wine/alcohol home. It is the time for the digital revolution wherein people want everything at their fingertips.
Online wine selling business observed a huge boost since COVID as people fear to step out of their home. According to one of the researchers, there was a growth in online wine selling by 276% in the year 2020.
Thus, it shows that if you’re planning to startup, then an online wine selling business is one of the best business ideas to proceed with. Some of the entrepreneurs who are already into the race and achieved success are Wine.com, Drizly, and more.
In this article, we will cover every point that is essential to start an online wine selling business. Let’s proceed to build your online wine selling platform.
How to Create an Online Wine Selling Business?
Basically, there are two ways of creating an online wine selling platform. The first one is to build an app from scratch by hiring a mobile app development company. And, another one is to buy a clone solution, and then customize it as per your requirements.
But before choosing the type of development, let’s first go through some essential aspects that are crucial for starting an online wine selling platform.
Build Business Model
To let your wine selling platform take hold over the market, it is important that you build a long term and deeply researched wine selling business model. Your half of the process will become easy when you’re clear with the business model.
Another thing you can do here is to follow the business model of some of the popular wine selling platforms. Users are already familiar with these business models thus can easily adapt your business model.
Market Research & Analysis
The fact is you must know every single thing about the market you are going to enter. Thus, stay updated with the latest trends in your market, and similarly, keep an eye on the activities of your competitor.
Besides that, check out the problems faced by the user in your market, and try to provide the solution for the same. This will draw the attention of the users on your wine selling platforms.
The UI design of any platform plays a major role in its success. Henceforth, never compromise anything for the UX/UI design of your wine selling platform. Take note of the point that users will return to your platform for the second time only when they find it easy to navigate.
Features of Your Wine Selling App
There are a few features that should never be ignored while building a wine selling platform. Check out the list of features you must include in your app.
Delivery App Features
- Easy Sign up with Pin
- Update Order status
- Route Tracking
- Order Details
- Scan ID
- See real-time orders
Customer App Features
- Simple Registration
- Large Inventory of Liquors
- Multiple Payment Options
- Shop from Multiple Shops
- Rate & Review
- Various Filters
- Schedule Order
- Track Order
- Add to Cart
- Save Favorites
- Price Comparison
- Search Option
- Solve Consumer Issues
- Delivery Boy Management
- Block Customers
- See Reviews & Ratings
- Check Daily Income
- Delivery Boy Management
- Wine Store Management
- Consumer Management
- Engaging Dashboard
So, these are some of the important aspects to keep in mind while developing your online wine selling platform. The only point you should keep in mind is to hire the best software development company that has experience building such apps. Above all the big question, about shipping laws of wine selling. Let’s peep into it.
Laws of Selling Wine Online
We all are aware of the fact that alcohol laws are very strict across the globe. It will vary from region to region, you must check out the laws of selling wine in your targeted region. Also, the shipping laws keep changing across the region.
All you need to do for shipping,
- Complete the Alcohol Dealer Registration to start selling wine.
- Make an account with the shipping partner.
- Build and sign an agreement for shipping alcohol.
- Check out their package requirements.
- Make sure that you put a label on every bottle that contains alcohol.
The Parting Thoughts
That’s all on how to build an online wine selling platform. A big part of starting an online wine selling business is you will be able to manage every task from any part of the world through the admin dashboard.
As we said at the start of the article that users want everything at their doorsteps. Therefore, it is an ideal time to start with such an online business at the moment. So, what are you waiting for? Get started with your wine selling platform!
Chris is the Writer and Journalist. He loves to deep dive into the ins and outs of the technologies. His aim is to share the knowledge by writing on the technicals about Business, eCommerce, Startup, Enterprise IoT, AR, VR, and other Smart Technologies. To describe him in one word, he is a writer focused on Tomorrow’s World.