Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Boycott UPS For Refusing To Ship Beer

What can brown do for you? Well, they'll ship wine from one place to another and even directly to the consumer, but they've decided to stop shipping beer. What the hell the difference is, I don't know. Why does wine get a free pass, and beer gets thrown under the truck — again?

But essentially, an internet beer retailer — — after 18 months of uneventful UPS shipping asked UPS for a specific contract to ship to other retailers, beyind the regular customers he’d been shipping to all along. Instead, UPS “told him they weren’t going to deliver Brewforia products anymore — no matter if a state allows such deliveries direct to consumers or not — and were not going to offer a contract.”

Their website has an entire page on wine shipments and how they do them. UPS ships wine for countless online wine stores. Beer is mentioned just once, here:

UPS provides service for other alcoholic beverages (beer and alcohol) on a contract basis only. For shipments containing beer or alcohol, shippers must enter into an approved UPS agreement for the transportation of beer or alcohol as applicable, must be licensed and authorized under applicable law to ship beer and alcohol, and may ship only to licensed consignees. UPS does not accept shipments of beer or alcohol for delivery to consumers. UPS accepts shipments of beer or alcohol only among and between selected states.

Read all about it at The Brookston Beer Bulletin.

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