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Tipple: booze delivery service

Discussion in 'Food' started by TMNT, 16th Jul, 2016.

  1. TMNT

    TMNT Well-Known Member

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    So last night had a night out with my friends we met up first at his place

    So he ordered a bottle of scotch

    A bottle of chivas for 50bucks. Delivered within an hour for an extra $7

    If he got it delivered the next day. It was free delivery

    I was shocked!

    Dan murphys sells it for $42.
    I know margins on dan murphys prodcuts are tight and they operate on volume

    So someone with any idea please explain me this.
    How on earth do they make a profit on doing free shipping for one item 24 hours deliery?
    You have to pay for a courier which normally costs $5 to $10

    Plus
    If its one hour delivery you will need a drvier or series of drivers on standby. Wages, fuel, vehicle, downtime.
    Youd be lucky to do 2 deliveries per hour !!!


    How in earth do they do driver on standby or courier delivery for free!!!
     
  2. teetotal

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    Uber style - drivers like us pick up odd jobs to deliver stuff for a bit of cash.
    Again they would also make money on high volume.
     
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  3. TMNT

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    Is it linked in with ubee or a totally separate?

    Still cant imagine an uber driver or similar willing to pickup and drop off for $7 unless they get a cut of the sales price as well

    If it is a uber style driver. Whoever thougj of it a friggin genioiz
     
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    When I drove taxis we used to get radio jobs to deliver cigarettes, call girls etc to peoples homes.

    It cost more than $7 though. People must work for next to nothing these days.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    If you're not paying for a shop front your storage cost is significantly reduced however your distribution channels are very narrow. It would make sense to find out who (ie which majors) are behind it and have an established distribution network ie shops for uber- style pick ups.
     
  6. bob shovel

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    Modern day bootlegging.
    If you need alcohol delivered you're likely to drunk to drive, so won't notice the lack of quality and just happy to keep the party going:D
     
  7. Joynz

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    What lack of quality? It'll be the same brand of liquor so quality will be the same.

    Unless it's like the 5- day transiberian express train trip I did a couple of decades ago from Beijing to Moscow.

    On that trip, one of my fellow travelers bought champagne off a headscarved Russian grandmother at one of the stops. Turned out to be water!
     
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    Pizza costs how much to deliver, about $7? They would have delivery operators close to the destination I would think. What's the difference between delivering a bottle and a cardboard box.
     
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    Most delivery drives are probably paid under minimum wage or something pathetic like $5 per delivery and they have 5 drivers on the books workin at the same time.

    Most of these pizza places are owned by people who exploit international students.
     
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    $1 per package, believe it or not, know someone who delivers packages for a living and that is what this person is paid.
     
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    I'm not sure what the deals are in most pizza operations but i worked at Domino's and they had recently increased the pay for drivers to 22/hr to attract more people. That was 2011
     
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    Probably a fixed price contract.

    Years ago friend had a gift basket business. She had a contract wth a courier for a flat $3 delivery charge. Not sure how far the delivery area extended.
    Marg
     
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    Technically it's only $15 dearer than jumping in your car and going through the hassle of driving down to Dan Murphy's yourself. If you're that keen for a drink it's a small price to pay. A round of beers at a pub?
     
  14. TMNT

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    Illegal wages or not

    I cznt imagine home deliveey being no more than a value add at $7 per delivery while paying someone 20+ per hour plus fuel plus insurance etc. Etc
     
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    there are no illegal wages.

    you're just stuck in traditional business thinking.

    it's easy to see how they're doing it. small, concentrated delivery areas, no retail staff, no major advertising budget, smaller selection of booze, low labour cost etc.

    whats so confusing about it?
     
  16. JacM

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    The part I wonder about is if the driver has to have done the "responsible serving of alcohol" course or something to that effect. Or what happens if the driver arrives and it is clear the person wishing to receive the deliver is under the age of 18...
     
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    yes they have and no it isnt a legal requirement.
     
  18. TMNT

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    Why do you have an answer for everything?
     
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    because before starting an entire thread about a particular company and their business model i thought to spend 3 seconds typing out "tipple alcohol delivery article melbourne" and then 2 mins reading the article that answered a lot of the queries above.

    i dont have an answer for everything but if you cant find an answer in the information age then i suspect the issue might be with you and not me.

    FYI Alcohol via app: logical step or too much licence with liquor?
     
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  20. TMNT

    TMNT Well-Known Member

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    I didnt know the posting rules or etiquette included that the topic of disucssion must not be found within 3 seconds of google

    I apologise.

    Next time i post, ill get your approval first
     
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