Traditional liquor stores are gearing up to carry on their business via ecommerce either by web-based technology or on-demand mobile applications. On-demand mobile apps proved efficient in providing convenient and faster alcoholic drink delivery services.
Web developers should wake up to the fact that on-demand application is rapidly taking over as the foremost medium in ecommerce transactions. Mainly because everything can be completed via a mobile device. Inasmuch as the COVID-19 lockdown order made a lot of people anxious, selling alcoholic beverages for curbside pick-up or home delivery were allowed in most states. The problem with online orders though was that they took longer to process and to take off for delivery.
How Do On-Demand Mobile Applications Work?
Users of on-demand liquor mobile apps are able to receive their orders by as fast as 10 minutes; depending on the item ordered, as well as the distance between their location and that of the on-demand contractor for the alcohol procurement.
You read that right, for an on-demand app to work fast, it must be hooked up with an independent contractor who takes charge of procuring the ordered item from a store or outlet. Using the contractor’s own vehicle, the ordered product will then be picked up and delivered right away to the customer.
Collaborating with On-Demand Liquor Contractors Presents a Cost-Effective Solution
E-commerce supported liquor stores still need to maintain a website since owners should not limit their customer base to those who have smartphone capabilities. Moreover, if a liquor store has an exclusive distribution and selling contract for particular brand of wine or liquor, a website is still the best medium for business-to-business (B2B) transactions.
Partnering with independent contractors of on-demand liquor delivery services, present benefits for liquor store owners. Some of which include, but not limited to the following:
- First off, on-demand contractors eliminate the need to solve logistic issues, or the need to increase availability of delivery vehicles on the part of the liquor store owners.
Secondly, in being able to deliver faster, they can speed up the conversion of inventory into sales.
Feedback on how fast or how slow the delivery service was carried out is between the customer and the on-demand liquor contractor. However, a collaborating liquor store must support endeavors to carry out fast drink delivery services, to make the alliance between their businesses mutually beneficial. .
As a third party contractor to the liquor sale, couriers must be trained how to properly handle the ordered alcoholic beverages; such as applying extra care, especially when contracting for bottled-services.