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Amazon Preparing To Sell Wine

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I know beer; I can talk about Scottish and Belgian ales, Russian stouts, or whatever else you like.  But, to report on a drink about which I know nothing: Amazon seems ready to start selling wine.

Amazon Preparing To Sell Wine
 Amazon.com Senior Wine Buyer

The company most famous for moving books, CDs, and DVDs has placed an ad for a "Senior Buyer, Wine."  According to the listing, "The Sr. Buyer is responsible for the acquisition of massive new product selection, as Specialty Foods is an emerging segment and the Sr. Buyer will work to build out entirely new selection from the ground up.  Responsibilities will include sourcing leads, defining and tuning a leads qualification process, and calling on vendors directly, both from our Seattle corporate offices and in the field."

Do everything, in other words, and do it on a large scale and quickly.

Amazon has dealt with wine before; as Jonathan Birchall notes, a partnership with Wine.com involving food baskets is still in place, and before that, an investment in Wineshopper.com fell through.  This history isn’t encouraging, but it must (one would think) indicate that Amazon has thought of some new and brilliant way to succeed this time.

If it does, if it doesn’t . . . my personal position is "meh."  Wake me up when Guinness gets mentioned.  But people in the liquor business, along with Amazon’s investors, are sure to be watching things closely.

Amazon Preparing To Sell Wine
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  • http://www.aarabiah.net Arabia

    wine online !

    my personal position is "meh." lol

  • Guest

    Wine.com has sold wine on Amazon starting May 2005.  It was one of Amazons first partners and Wine.com did the ordering and fulfillment.  Don’t know why all of these articles forget to mention that.

  • Guest

    @ Guest 9:25pm

     The article did mention wine.com and that Amazon have an ongoing partnership with them.

     Don’t know why repliers to all of these articles forget to actually read them ; )

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