How Alcohol Delivery Suddenly Stopped Being Amazon-Proof
SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
Until Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, the logistics of alcohol delivery were mostly outside the grasp of what Amazon could efficiently cover. Intoxicating liquor can’t be mailed in the U.S., and using private delivery companies like FedEx or UPS entails dealing with strict requirements — and that’s in addition to whatever state and local rules apply. Once all those factors are accounted for, though, delivery agents still need to check the ID of every single purchaser.