January 13, 2017

Saucey whisks whiskey to thirsty customers

E-comm distribution firm delivers the booze in under an hour.

By DC Velocity Staff

If you want to compete in the e-commerce world, you'd better be fast. Customers have come to expect next-day delivery or even same-day delivery in certain regions. That capability can be crucial when it comes to delivering home medical supplies or equipment for last-minute business meetings, but what if you want something really important ... like a six-pack of beer?

If you happen to live in certain parts of California, you're in luck. Under terms of a partnership between e-commerce alcohol delivery company Saucey and retail giant BevMo, BevMo customers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Sacramento can order beer, wine, spirits, and mixers online and Saucey will deliver the order in under an hour.

Although Saucey is not the only alcohol delivery service in the market, it claims to be a cut above the rest. As for what distinguishes Saucey from its peers, the company says it has developed a network of some 1,500 couriers whom it has trained in the firm's ID verification process and inventory management methods. That enables the workers to handle more orders per hour than unknown handlers outsourced through a "shared economy" smartphone app, Saucey claims.

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