Online wine leader to provide
direct-to-consumer fulfillment services to wineries
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 6/17/2009
Wine.com, the leading online wine store, has launched a new
division, Wine.com Logistics, offering direct-to-consumer fulfillment
services to wineries. The business, which will operate out of
Wine.com’s Berkeley, CA warehouse, will leverage Wine.com’s scale,
service capabilities and eleven year history delivering wine
by-the-bottle to the end consumer.
Wine.com was founded in 1998 as eVineyard.com and in 2001 purchased
the Wine.com name out of foreclosure from another business. Since then,
the company has built its business by providing value to its consumers:
great selection, low prices, convenient delivery and information
that’s impossible to replicate in a store. Wine.com Logistics will
provide value to winery clients by offering high levels of service at
“We’ve been looking at this for some time,” said Rich Bergsund,
Wine.com CEO. “We already have warehouses and call centers, we’ve
shipped millions of orders direct-to-consumer and we understand the
importance of a great customer experience. Wine.com Logistics is a
natural extension of our core business.”
The company will provide warehousing, pick/pack/ship and call center
support for winery wine clubs and daily orders placed by consumers with
wineries. Inventory will be owned by the wineries and segregated from
inventory owned by Wine.com for its retail business. Wine.com maintains
a California ABC Type 14 public storage license in support of these
Leading the effort will be Mike Osborn, Wine.com Founder and VP
Merchandising, as well as David Dô, VP Operations. Wine.com Logistics
will be filling positions in sales and service as the business demands.
Wineries or other interested parties should contact Mike Osborn at email@example.com.
Wine.com is the nation's #1 online wine retailer, according to Internet
Retailer magazine's annual ranking of websites by revenue, offering
thousands of wines, wine gifts, gift baskets, and monthly wine clubs.
Wine.com's mission is to be the ultimate resource for wine enthusiasts,
whether shopping for themselves or sending a gift, by offering a great
selection, low prices, convenient delivery and helpful information.
Wine.com is the world's most visited wine web site, according to
research conducted by comScore Media Metrix. For more information, visit
the company's website at
http://www.wine.com, its blog at
http://blog.wine.com, or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/winecom
Twitter at http://twitter.com/wine_com.