Blog Model Adapted For Wine Sales
I continue to be amazed at the various and new ways by which entrepreneurs are figuring out how to sell wine on the Internet. And I get the impression that it’s only the tip of the iceberg.
RadCru.com is a new and pretty cool concept. We met them via their work with Inertia Beverage Group and have helped RadCru just a little bit with their upcoming launch of what looks to be very interesting.
What they are doing is pretty simple stuff: Offer one wine per day and sell it for 24 hours or until it runs out. That’s it. One wine for each day of the week (Friday’s offering goes through Saturday and Sunday)
THE BLOG MODEL ADAPTED FOR SALES
The whole idea has a bit of a blog quality to it. It becomes a place for wine lovers to check into once a day to see what the story is. Then, return the next day to see what the next story is. They are planning to present their one-a-day-wine via e-mail, directly on the website and via your handy-dandy RSS feed.
The idea is not to discount to get people to buy the wine, but rather to offer something hard to find, something new, somethings small, something unique. And this is what I most liked about the concept, even more than the one-a-day. Let’s face it for wine lovers price is an issue, but not the main issue. The real thing is satisfying our urge for something that will intrigue us and take us farther down the path to wine oblivion.
THE STAGGERING AMOUNT OF WINE INFO ON THE NET IS A GIFT TO WINE LOVERS
I’ve seen a list of some of the wines they’ll be offering. It’s good. But again, it’s really a wine lovers’ world out here on the Internet. The amount of wine information, wine offers, wine people and…well…wine available to us is staggering. Given it all I for the life of me can’t figure out what the hell you are doing reading this blog. There’s so much more out there to consume (don’t get me wrong…my day is often framed by ways to keep you satisfied with your venture into the world of FERMENTATION.
So, go check out RadCru.com. Sign up and see what they have to offer beginning July 10.