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How to Sell Alcohol in a Retail Store

Watch more How to Start a Business videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to sell alcohol in a retail store with a liquor license using the information in the steps below. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Do not sell alcohol to anyone under the age of 21. Step 1: Locate the ABC Locate the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in your state to get a liquor license. Tip Obtain a federal liquor license for your retail store only if you are a liquor wholesaler, exporter, importer, or producer. Step 2: Ask about eligibility Ask the Alcohol Beverage Control office for eligibility requirements, and provide the office with the necessary information and materials. Requirements can even include taking a beverage server training course. Step 3: Check zoning regulations Check the local zoning regulations to make sure the sale of alcohol is allowed in the area. Step 4: Buy a liquor license Buy an existing liquor license through a broker. Shop around to various brokers to find one with the most experience in buying and selling licenses. Tip Hire an expediter to help you through the process of getting state and local approval to sell alcohol in your retail store. Step 5: Pay taxes Pay any necessary taxes on the sale of alcohol if it is required by your state or local government. Step 6: Get information on potential customers Contact national and regional alcohol suppliers to get information on what potential customers in your area prefer to drink. Step 7: Set up the selection Arrange your alcohol selection to fit with your customer's demands, and successfully sell alcohol in your store. Did You Know? The world's oldest bottle of whiskey, thought to be at least 150 years old, was sold at an auction for 15 million pounds.
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