Using our marketplace distribution services is easy. When uploading a new product, simply check “make available to the marketplace,” and you’re all set. Your wine will now be seen by visitors to stores like eBay, Vivino, and many luxury travel rewards sites.
We work with sellers whose customer base closely matches yours in terms of lifestyle, attitudes, and interest in wine. The only difference? These customers haven’t met you yet—and they may not live anywhere near your tasting room. Marketplace distribution lets you go directly to them.
We handle all of the payment-processing and disbursements, maintaining an escrow fund on behalf of participating wineries. We also support your winery’s compliance with liquor regulations throughout the United States through our integration with ShipCompliant.
If you already use WineDirect fulfillment services, nothing will change. Whether your customer places an order directly through your site or through a third-party vendor, the order will be treated the same way in our system, and we’ll fulfill it with the speed and precision you’ve come to expect. Not using WineDirect fulfillment yet? You can also drop ship your Marketplace orders.
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WineDirect is proud to work with wineries of all sizes, from small, family-owned vineyards to enterprise-level wineries.