WineShopper Launches Today: Incredible deals, limited time, members only.

If you are any sort of regular online shopper, chances are you’ve heard and seen “flash sale” sites. Most of the usual suspects, like Gilt Groupe and Rue La La, focus on fashion. But increasingly, these sites are showcasing items outside the fashion realm. This format has gained momentum in a number of categories, including travel packages, home goods and now wine.

The idea behind flash sales is to provide customers with a limited time, limited quantity item at a steep discount (up to 70% off the suggested retail price), which is a terribly attractive proposition. The new web site from Wine.com, WineShopper, is exactly that for wine.

What is WineShopper?
WineShopper is a members-only wine retail site, offering exclusive wine deals in limited quantities for a limited time. From well-known big brands to small, boutique wineries, WineShopper will have a diverse line up of wines. Sales will last from 24 – 72 hours, or until stock sells out.

Even better? The first 50 members to refer 50 friends to join WineShopper will receive four Riedel Ouverture Magnum Glasses worth $37.99. So sign up at www.wineshopper.com and start telling people that this where they’ll find the best deals in wine.


About Alma

Alma joined wine.com in 2008 as part of the buying team. A resident of San Francisco, Alma becomes grouchy if she misses a run in Golden Gate Park with her cattle dog or pays too much for a mediocre glass of wine. Her favorite appellations include Burgundy, Alsace and the Russian River and she credits Sancerre with sparking her interest in wine.
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3 Responses to WineShopper Launches Today: Incredible deals, limited time, members only.

  1. ebook says:

    The site is cool, and the deals are excellent.

  2. Ricardo says:

    The new site looks promising, but the shipping costs appear to wipe out any material savings over Wine.com with 1 cent shipping. For example, the Pewsey Vale Riesling (dry)looks great at $9.99 vs. $16.99 on Wine.com. If you order 4 bottles the shipping is $21.95 on Wineshopper for a subtotal of $61.93.
    That is only slightly better than $67.96 regularly. Ordering a case has about $36 in shipping costs. The new site needs a program like Wine.com to help reduce shipping costs.

  3. Gwendolyn says:

    Ricardo – THANK YOU for your comment. We realize shipping (because it is expedited due to heat) does hinder the savings. We are working on a shipping program for the site. And we appreciate your feedback as it helps us to move the shipping issue to the top of the list! Thanks and we’ll keep you posted.