This was interesting. I just got approved to ship wine via UPS. In order to do it, I had to meet with a UPS rep who, upon hearing that I had a license to buy and sell wine, physically gave me a Wine Shipper Agreement to sign--I couldn't get that agreement other than in person. She helped me sign up, online, for a UPS account. Then I waited a couple of days to receive free "Must be over 21; requires adult signature" stickers from UPS. That's it! Now I can ship, compliant with UPS rules, which is a relief.

But, get this: UPS didn't ask to see my license; she just relied on my oral statement that I had one. I insisted that the rep take a copy of it, however. The process struck me as very casual.

I thought some of you might be interested in that experience, given all the posts about shipping issues.
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Hey, Canada Cellar Fiend,
Thks for your post. I think it isn't enough bottles to justify my going through the effort to get legal to send it to you in Canada. You didn't like my offer to meet just north of Seattle in March?
Mpls-UPS store receiving your wines-cool idea; thks for sharing.
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Originally posted by Kenton Erwin:
Hey, Canada Cellar Fiend,
Thks for your post. I think it isn't enough bottles to justify my going through the effort to get legal to send it to you in Canada. You didn't like my offer to meet just north of Seattle in March?
Mpls-UPS store receiving your wines-cool idea; thks for sharing.


perhaps we can get a few albertains to do a group order


and the seattle offer was cool except i dont have time for the 12 hr drive, i would just have it shipped to a hotel in montana and do the 5 hr drive. nice offer anyway
I used to be a bartender and, crazy as it sounds, by law, we only had to *ask* if someone was over 21. ID wasn't legally required. I wonder if it isn't the same thing here. And, they run in a competitive business. I spose if they made it too tough on you, you could shop your business at FedEx.

keytohwy
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Originally posted by Kenton Erwin:
This was interesting. I just got approved to ship wine via UPS. In order to do it, I had to meet with a UPS rep who, upon hearing that I had a license to buy and sell wine, physically gave me a Wine Shipper Agreement to sign--I couldn't get that agreement other than in person. She helped me sign up, online, for a UPS account. Then I waited a couple of days to receive free "Must be over 21; requires adult signature" stickers from UPS. That's it! Now I can ship, compliant with UPS rules, which is a relief.

But, get this: UPS didn't ask to see my license; she just relied on my oral statement that I had one. I insisted that the rep take a copy of it, however. The process struck me as very casual.

I thought some of you might be interested in that experience, given all the posts about shipping issues.


That is interesting, as a retailer UPS wanted a copy of our license when we contracted with them to do our shipping. When I asked for more Adult Signature stickers about 1 year ago they said they no longer use them as it is printed on the label. I imagine it is different for wineries.

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