WineAlign Exchange Product Call

Red and White Wines for Lot #15 –  December 2020 – Discovery and Black

For our Discovery case we are looking for high quality wines in the $25 – $30 range (including taxes) in quantities of up to 40 cases for whites and up to 75 cases for reds.

For our Black case $50 range, up to 15 cases of white and 32 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 office starting immediately 2020. Wherever possible, please send 2 bottles of each as our tasting process has changed due to COVID-19.

Wines chosen for a case need to be delivered to our community cellar in late November 2020.

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 600 quarterly subscribers.

Discovery Cases (average price $25 – $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 will be known at the end of July, but we expect that we will need up to 35 to 40 cases if it’s in the MIXED case or 65 to 75 cases if it’s 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

For our Black case $50 range, up to 10 cases of white and 20 cases of red.

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

  • You are paid just before wines ship to consumers in December; 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 in Oakville. 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 Oakville cellaring facility

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 to:

The Exchange – Lot#15 – Dec20
c/o WineAlign
222 – 4195 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON, M8X 1Y4

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] .

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