Alcohol delivery for retailers

Reach new customers and grow your business while maintaining compliance with local alcohol delivery laws and regulations.

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How does alcohol delivery work?

1
Sign up for DoorDash

Sign up for DoorDash

Our team of specialists will reach out to verify your retail alcohol permit and get you set up on DoorDash. 

2
Receive and fulfill orders

Receive and fulfill orders

Customers can browse your store and place orders. Package orders for same-day delivery or pickup.

3
Ensure compliance

Ensure compliance

Customers agree to validate their age. Dashers verify customer IDs through the DoorDash app when delivering.

Wine delivery

Grow your business

Market your store on DoorDash and connect with thousands of new customers in your neighborhood looking for beer, wine, and liquor delivery. Use tools like DashPass and targeted promotions to increase revenue.

Quick, efficient delivery

Get alcohol to customers at today's speed of life. DoorDash's average delivery time is under 35 minutes, and you'll save on staffing as there's no need to hire or train delivery drivers.

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Frequently asked questions

Alcohol delivery is currently available only in the following locations:

  • In the U.S.: California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota**, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Washington

  • In Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba***, New Brunswick***, Ontario, and Quebec***

  • In Australia: New South Wales** and Victoria**

The scope of delivery options vary by jurisdiction. All retailers are encouraged to consult their retail permit and local laws to confirm whether off-premises delivery is permitted and if so for what types of beverages and under what conditions.

** In these jurisdictions DoorDash does not currently facilitate alcohol delivery from restaurants.
*** In these jurisdictions, DoorDash currently only facilitates alcohol delivery from restaurants.

In states with strict county wet/dry laws, such as Kentucky and Texas, alcohol delivery is limited to and from specific areas. Please contact our team for more information.

Dashers must be of legal drinking age to be assigned an alcohol order, usually at least 21 years of age. 

Some jurisdictions have additional requirements for Dashers, such as an alcohol safety course.  Where those requirements are in place, DoorDash ensures only eligible Dashers who have completed those steps are assigned to alcohol delivery orders.

Customers are able to find and browse your store through the DoorDash app or website or your own website with Storefront, and select items to purchase—similar to any other DoorDash order. At checkout, however, the customer is served an alcohol warning and must agree to age verification terms. These terms state that the order recipient is of legal drinking age in their jurisdiction and will present a valid government ID when receiving the order.

Once the Dasher arrives, the customer presents their government ID which is scanned or manually entered by the Dasher to verify the age of the recipient. The law requires that Dashers cannot deliver the order if the customer is not of legal drinking age in that jurisdiction, their ID is expired, the photo doesn’t match the person, or they appear to be intoxicated.

Only customers who are of legal drinking age in the jurisdiction, have a valid non-expired photo ID, and are not visibly intoxicated are eligible to buy alcohol through DoorDash.

If you’re a restaurant, learn more about how to add alcohol to your offerings here. Availability of alcohol delivery for restaurants varies by local state and province regulations.