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Learn how to sell anything on line -- baked goods, textbooks, gold jewelry, used toys, handcrafted items, photos, artwork, alcohol -- with these Howcast tutorials. Check out the tips for buying stuff online, too.
You Will Need
- Internet access
- State liquor license and direct shipper permit
Go to TTB.gov
Go to TTB.gov, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau website, for links to state alcohol control boards.
Visit state alcohol control board websites
Visit state alcohol control board websites to learn about each state's direct-to-consumer shipping regulations pertaining to alcoholic beverages.
Apply for a liquor license
Apply for a liquor license at state boards that allow direct shipping of alcoholic beverages. You may also need a direct shipper permit. Getting approval can be a long process, so be patient!
Apply for an Importer's Basic Permit
Apply for an Importer's Basic Permit from the TTB if you're importing alcoholic beverages from abroad with the intent of reselling it online.
Sell alcoholic beverages at an online auction
Sell alcoholic beverages at an online auction website. Most will only allow limited sales of wine from members with liquor licenses.
Sell alcoholic beverages on consignment
Sell on consignment through an online auction service if you don't have a license. If they're partnered with a licensed seller, you won't need to have a liquor license.