SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine.com, the #1 online wine retailer, today extended this year's holiday standard shipping cutoff dates to end at midnight on Monday, December 20th for delivery by Friday, December 24th*. After this deadline, orders can still be placed using expedited shipping until Thursday, December 23rd by 1pm in the selected shipping state for delivery by Friday, December 24th.
For members of its Steward-Ship™ program, who receive unlimited shipping for a full year for a $49 annual fee, orders placed by midnight on Wednesday, December 22nd will ship free of charge with delivery by Friday, December 24th. For more information on the Steward-Ship program, visit www.wine.com/stewardship
"Our customers are busy people, and many need fast, last-minute gift options," said Rich Bergsund, CEO of Wine.com. "For the first time ever, we will take orders up to 1pm on the 23rd for delivery the next day. This year, we're also pleased to provide our Steward-Ship™ members free shipping all the way through midnight on Wednesday the 22nd."
For delivery by Dec. 24th, the following deadlines apply:
Dec 20: Order by midnight for Standard Shipping
Dec 22: Steward-Ship members order by midnight to ship free of charge, including Rush Delivery
Dec 23: Order by 1pm local time in the state you're shipping to
Dec 24: Send gift cards and wine club membership email notifications
Visit www.wine.com/holidayshipping for more information regarding our holiday shipping deadlines.
Wine.com offers date-specific shipping options including Saturday and evening delivery to most residential addresses. Customers are able to schedule a convenient time for delivery since adult signatures are required for alcohol shipments.
* Wine.com will make the first delivery attempt by December 24th. An adult signature is required for delivery of wine. Shipping carriers will make up to three delivery attempts. All shipping deadlines apply to in-stock items only. Deadlines do not apply to corporate orders.
Wine.com is the nation's #1 online wine retailer, according to Internet Retailer magazine's annual ranking of websites by revenue, offering thousands of wines, wine gifts, gift baskets and monthly wine clubs. Wine.com's mission is to be the ultimate resource for wine enthusiasts, whether shopping for themselves or sending a gift, by offering a great selection, low prices, convenient delivery and helpful information. Wine.com is the world's most visited wine web site, according to research conducted by comScore Media Metrix. For more information, visit the company online at http://www.wine.com/, http://blog.wine.com/, http://www.facebook.com/winecom and http://twitter.com/wine_com.