What is Bevv.com?
Bevv allows brewers to sell directly to the consumer and lets the brewer have an online beer presence. Bevv helps you reach current and new consumers outside of your distribution channels and your taproom. Think of Bevv as a NEW sales channel alongside your current ones. If you are selling beer to-go why wouldn't you use Bevv? It's the same process. Bevv is not a beer of the month, not a retailer, and not a distributor. Bevv is the technology company that connects buyers and sellers legally in the craft beer and cider space.
Think about your consumers that can't make it into your taproom. Don't let them go elsewhere. We offer you local delivery as well as long distance carrier - from your taproom to their doorstep.
Does Bevv store product?
No. You, the producer keeps the product until the delivery driver gets to you, regardless of where it's going.
What does Bevv offer for technology?
We offer you a storefront on the Bevv master platform and provide you with a Buy Button on your OWN website. Send your consumers to YOUR website. Market YOUR product. We did this to incentivize vendors to push their consumers to their own website. The entire transaction occurs on YOUR website while going through our compliance engine. We have built-in safeguards as well to keep buyers and sellers compliant based on zip codes and state regulations.
Bevv takes a 15% success fee. So if you sell a 4pk for $10 - you get $8.50 and Bevv gets $1.50. Credit card processing fees (inevitable) goes to Stripe. A small monthly fee (TBD) currently free monthly trial and this is open-ended and we will discuss further.
How is this legal?
For 3 generations you have heard 3-tier. We did our homework on behalf of the brewer so you all could brew the best beer and not worry about the small stuff. We have had Bevv approved by craft beer attorneys, Guilds and ABCs in states in which you can operate.
After you start showing some sales intrastate we will speak with you about looking at interstate where it is legal to ship into 8 states and growing (requires permits just like the wine industry does.)
Who does the shipping?
We have partnered with UPS for carrier service and each one of you will get an account through Bevv if you don't have one already. For local, on-demand delivery, we have partnered with two on-demand local delivery companies and both are portfolio companies of UPS. They know what they are doing and they love our model - producer-to-consumer. (Not avail everywhere yet.)
Cider and Mead?
Great - you can ship to 44 states. We will work with you on getting state direct shipper’s permits and you can start selling.
Label Generation and notifications?
You are emailed and sent an SMS to all people you would like to receive notifications of orders. In the email and SMS you will be provided a link that brings you to the order. We provide you the label. All you have to do is pack the product and slap the label on the box.
If you are shipping outside of your immediate local area, you will need to pack the product. We can get some discounts with Uline. Amazon is a great way if you are Prime Member to find packing products, etc.
We get it. Some products travel better than others. There are solutions. Uline, among other vendors, offers cold-packing inserts approved by the FDA to ship diabetes medications. Does it cost more? Yes. Do you still make money? Yes. Do you reach new imbibers? Yes. We have a few quotes from ULINE and you can use whichever provider you choose.
What about licenses and permits?
We will send you a list of the required licenses with links and costs upon registering. All you have to do is click the link and pay the fee to the state. We don't have anything to do with filing permits or collecting permit money. Once you have completed that task and informed us of approval, we will turn on that state for you. For CA breweries you can ship within CA and into OR (permit required and we will provide info). Oregon intrastate. Washington can ship into OR and intrastate. We hope to offer more states the very near future.
How do I get paid?
During your onboarding process, you set up a Stripe account. You are paid instantaneously when an order is placed and paid for.
How do I register?
Quick registration - https://bevv.com/onboard
Bevv explainer video.