For clients with NC ABC retail permits and who are considering direct to customer delivery sales, here are the rules as we understand them right now:
- Holders of retail ABC licenses are allowed to deliver beer and wine under that license. No spirits.
- Delivery persons are supposed to have gone through training and proof of same. NC ABC website has free training here: https://abc.nc.gov/Training - - You can also do “in house” training, but it needs to be approved by the NC ABC.
- Sales need to be made at the location of the ABC retail license. This can be in-person, by phone, or a website. You can NOT sell at the customer’s location. Delivery persons cannot handle cash or cc payments (tips are ok).
- You may not make deliveries to dry cities/counties.
- You may not make a delivery to persons under 21.
- You may not make a delivery to an intoxicated person.
- You MUST leave the product with a person (who is 21 or older, but it doesn’t have to be the person who purchased it).
- Primarily applicable to growlers/crowlers - “A delivery of alcoholic beverages in a package that obscures the manufacturer’s original packaging shall have affixed to the outside of the package a notice in 26-point type or larger stating: ‘CONTAINS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES; AGE VERIFICATION REQUIRED.’”
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Updated: March 19, 2020