How Coasters Works
The Number One Shipper of Alcohol in the US
Coasters enables any eCommerce store or marketplace to sell and ship alcohol online.
Our national network of liquor stores and proprietary fulfillment technology allow your business to minimize the legal and logistical hurdles associated with selling alcohol online and simply collect the profits.
Selling alcohol online comes with a bevy of legal, regulatory, and compliance challenges, including:
- Qualifying as an off-premise retailer under the three-tier system
- Possessing a license for each state in which you sell alcohol
- Restrictions that only allow intrastate alcohol shipping (in most cases, it is illegal to ship alcohol across state lines)
- Meeting alcohol packaging and shipping requirements
- Integrating with a payment solution compliant with online alcohol sales
- Finding a carrier licensed in each state to transport packages and obtain adult signature
- Other local and state regulations
Skip the headache and work with Coasters instead.
We handle all the points outlined above. Our national network of stores and fulfillment centers specialize in compliant alcohol shipping. Our proprietary software is built for compliant sales, payment, and routing.
Inventory and Product Selection
Curate a selection of products unique to your brand and customer base. Coasters offers a wide selection of beer, wine, and spirits your customers will love.
Where Coasters goes beyond a typical liquor store is the unique customer experiences we offer. With Coasters, you can offer your customers bundles, cocktail kits, engravings, custom packaging, and more from the convenience of your online marketplace. If you can think of it, we can mix it.
Coasters’ proprietary order and payment routing solutions easily integrate with over 40 eCommerce platforms, ERPs, and marketplaces. You can learn more about how you can integrate Coasters here.
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Many partners create a specific section in their navigation for alcohol. Some partners even host a branded Shopify microsite that contains alcohol products only – a super easy and cost-effective strategy to launch quickly!
It is illegal to ship alcohol between most states (except for NH, NE, ND, and AK). Centralized shipping is NOT allowed. Our network of fulfillment locations across the country enables orders placed through Coasters to get fulfilled in their destination state. Alcohol never travels over state lines, and your customers will get their orders quickly and compliantly. As the leading alcohol 3PL, our team fulfills 99% of orders within 24-48 hours!
WHERE COASTERS SHIPS
We have a specialty UPS contract, giving us tier-1 service, best-in-class tracking and updates, and an average delivery time of less than 3 days.
Given our growing network, we provide our partners aggregated economies of scale – pushing down shipping costs while making your customers happier.
Your customers will receive delivery notifications as their package progresses toward arrival. If any issues occur, our friendly customer service team can handle inquiries or deal with lost or damaged packages. No matter the problem, we will be there to resolve it.
HEAR IT BEST FROM OUR PARTNERS
“Coasters is growing to be the premier liquor retailer focused on complaint eCommerce fulfillment. They are a trusted fulfillment partner and are always looking to innovate and help us find new ways to delight our customers. From their technology platform, fulfilment performance or dedicated eCommerce team – they help us push forward the boundaries of the bourgeoning alcohol eCommerce market. Looking forward to a long and successful partnership with Coasters.”
“Adding beer, wine, and liquor to our eCommerce offering through Coasters has been a game changer, with a clear impact on sales! During peak holiday season, they were able to help us source products and ship out a 2,000-unit corporate order involving alcohol and non-alcohol components in a very short turnaround time. Our client was blown away by the shipping times and quality that they expanded their business with us!.”
“Coasters has been a massive hit with our current partners, and their results helped us sign-up +50 new clients this year! Since we added Coasters to our retailer network, our fulfillment and delivery times have significantly improved from +7 days to less than 3 days! Coasters makes scaling easy. We could not ask for a better fulfillment partner.”
"Coasters offers a seamless and simple solution that enables Bevvi to ship alcohol for our customers in major US markets while providing excellent support throughout the process. This has helped us expand our coverage for our customers and ship alcohol in a compliant manner. Overall, I am delighted with Coaster's service and would highly recommend them to any business looking to sell alcohol online."
"When we started our business, Coasters was our first fulfillment partner. From the outset, Coasters treated us like family, working closely with us and nurturing our business to help our relationship prosper together. As our business has grown and our relationship matured, we’ve continued to work hand-in-hand. We are forever grateful to the Coasters team for their contribution to getting our business off the ground and helping it prosper over time."
"Coasters has been one of the most professional and easy to work with merchants. They strive for operational excellence and superior customer support. They have a vast shipping reach, fulfill their orders in a timely manner, and are quick to make adjustments when needed. We value their partnership and look forward to continuing to grow with them."