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Virginia ABC to deliver in parts of Hampton Roads

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Posted at 11:01 AM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 11:12:41-05

HAMPTON ROADS - Virginia ABC is now making shopping easier in some areas of Hampton Roads.

Customers in select areas of Hampton Roads can enjoy the convenience of having spirits, mixers and Virginia wines shipped directly to their homes as part of a pilot initiative from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC). Areas in Richmond and Northern Virginia are also included.

Shipping is currently available locally to residents living within the delivery zones in the cities of Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Southampton and Isle of Wight.

Online customers whose home address falls in the shipping zone of the following five ABC stores are able to participate:

  • Living within a 25-mile radius of:
    • Store 349 at 237 South Battlefield Boulevard in Chesapeake
    • Store 377 at 3575 Bridge Road, Suite 29 in Suffolk

Customers who wish to have products shipped to their residence must use ABC’s online ordering platform by clicking here.

Once you're there, follow these steps:

  1. Select one of the five shipping stores using the store finder tool or the “My Store” link in the header.
  2. Click “Make This My Store.”
  3. Add products to your cart.
  4. Go to the checkout screen and select “Ship to My Home.”
  5. Enter home shipping information on the checkout page. This validates whether your address is eligible for shipping from your selected store.

There are some requirements to be eligible for delivery.

Here is the requirement information from Virginia ABC:

There is a limit to the number of orders a store can process each day. Once that limit has been reached, “Ship to My Home” will no longer be available on the store’s website. Customers may still pick up their order via curbside or in-store. Specialty items, including highly sought bourbons, whiskies and other small-batch spirits offerings, are not available for home shipping at this time.

For eligible residences, if an order is placed at one of the five pilot shipping stores Monday through Thursday before 2 p.m., it will be delivered the next day. Orders placed after 2 p.m. are not guaranteed to arrive the next day. Orders placed Friday through Sunday may take 2-3 days to arrive. All shipping will be through UPS. The person accepting the package must be 21 years of age or older. The package may be accepted by another adult as long as the person is over 21 and shows a valid ID.

There is a $10 minimum for home shipping orders and a maximum order limit of 12 bottles. All orders will be assessed a $10 flat rate for shipping and a $2.50 per bottle fee, which covers the specialized packaging intended to protect the products.

Customers whose home address is not in a shipping zone for one of the five stores listed above are encouraged to place an order online and use curbside pickup or purchase items in the store. Business locations and ABC licensees are not currently eligible for this service.