WineAlign Exchange Product Call

We need samples for:
Dec 2021 and Mar 2022 – Discovery and Black
June 2021 – Consignment wines for Everyday cases

For our Discovery case we are looking for high quality wines in the $30 range (including taxes) in quantities of up to 50 – 55 cases for whites and up to 80 – 85 cases for reds.

Wines in our Black case are in the $50 range. We will need up to 20 cases of white and 40 cases of red

For our monthly Everyday case we are looking for wines in the $20-$23 range that are currently in consignment. We will need up to 12-15 cases of white and 25 cases of red.

You’ll be paid promptly, directly by the consumer and we’ll take a small commission.

Samples need to be sent to our *NEW* office starting as soon as possible to the address below. Please note that we’ve moved down the hall to a new office (Suite 217).

Wines chosen for Discovery or a Black case need to be ready to be delivered to our community cellar in early December 2021 for the December cases and early March 2022 for the March cases.

The WineAlign Exchange is a subscription service where consumers receive a curated, mixed case of consignment and private order wine once every three months. We currently have about 660 quarterly subscribers to our Discovery Case and 120 subscribers to our Black Case.

Discovery Cases (average price $27 – $30/bottle):

Mixed: 4 bottles of white, 8 bottles of red = 12 bottles

All Red: 6 different red wines (2 bottles of each) = 12 bottles

Final order numbers for the December cases will be known at the end of November, but we expect that we will need up to 50 – 55 (12-packs) cases if it’s in the MIXED case or up to 85 (12-packs) cases if it’s also in the ALL RED case. If the wines are being private ordered, we can provide a list of names at that time.

Black Cases (average price $50/bottle):

Mixed: 2 different whites (2 bottles each), 4 different reds (2 bottles of each) = 12 bottles

All Red: 4 different red wines (3 bottles of each) = 12 bottles

Final order numbers for the December cases will be known at the end of November, but we expect we will need up to 15-20 (12-packs) cases of white and 35-40 (12-packs) cases of red.

Everyday Monthly Cases (average price $20 – $23/bottle):

Back in July, we started an Everyday subscription case that is shipped every month. Right now we have about 110 subscribers to this program. We are currently looking for wines for the May and June cases. These are wines that will need to be consignment wines that are already here, or will be here shortly as there won’t be time to order them.

Mixed: 2 different whites (2 bottles each), 4 different reds (2 bottles of each) = 12 bottles

All Red: 4 different red wines (3 bottles of each) = 12 bottles

We expect that we will need up to 12-15 (12-packs) if it is a white wine and up to 23-25 (12-packs) if it is a red wine.

There are multiple benefits to partnering with us in our Exchange program:

  • You are paid just before wines ship to consumers; no payment terms and no chasing down payments.
  • All purchasing is completely automated – you don’t deal with credit cards, we do.
  • One stop delivery of all wines to our cellaring facility.
  • Move large volumes with no sales expenses.
  • Reconciliation spreadsheets have complete customer details, all fees, and will balance to the penny with your Merchant account.
  • Financial transactions are directly with customer. They get a receipt from your organization.
  • If a customer asks for an invoice, it is easy to prepare invoice from spreadsheets.
  • Potential for follow on case sales that can be made with only a few mouse clicks.

How will it work?

  • You register your agency with our Merchant Gateway and provide your banking information. Click here for more information about how this works.
  • You will receive full customer details in a reconciliation spreadsheet. Invoices are only required if customer requests them.
  • We facilitate the transaction and the customer will receive a purchase email from you with your logo and contact information.
  • Consumer’s credit card statement will say: “WINE – Your Agency/Winery”.
  • Money will be deposited into your Merchant Gateway account immediately less a 10% commission (+HST) and credit card processing fees (2.9% + $0.30/transaction). Merchant Gateway balances are transferred to your bank account every few days.
  • You deliver all the wines to the Exchange cellaring facility. One stop delivery.
  • You will receive an (already paid) invoice for our commission at month end to allow you to reconcile your books.

What are your costs?

  • A 10% commission on the base cost of the wine + HST
  • A credit card processing fee of 2.9% + $0.30/transaction
  • Cost to deliver wines to our Toronto warehouse

Samples should be clearly marked that they are for an Exchange tasting and should include a completed spreadsheet/submission form (download here). Please email the completed form to [email protected]. Our critics will review the submitted wines and decide as a group which wines will become part of our Exchange offering.

Please send samples as soon as possible to:

The Exchange
c/o WineAlign
217 – 4195 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON, M8X 1Y4

Please note that we’ve moved down the hall to a new office (Suite 217).

Our offices are open from 9am to 5pm (Mon – Fri). Please knock and leave the package in the hall once we have acknowledged you.

If you have any questions you can contact us at [email protected] .

WineAlign Exchange