The chance to have a career in the wine industry from home is many people’s dream. It might combine one of their loves with the opportunity to make money off of it. If you are a wine lover and want to spread that joy, you might want to consider becoming a consultant with a direct sales company that will allow you to sell wine from home along with other accessories like bottle openers, charms, glasses, and more.
Wine direct sales companies continue to grow in popularity, and you will be able to find options with a variety of perks and bonuses. You now have the chance to discover the right company for you that fits your needs and desires. Below are a few great business opportunities to consider.
Traveling Vineyard offers both sales of individual bottles or membership into its wine club called Rewined. Members can choose between 2 bottles of red or 2 bottles of red/white. Traveling Vineyard includes wine notes with each of its shipments, which can be helpful to new wine drinkers. The direct sales company has a rotating stock of around thirty wines, so there is always something new to try.
To join, you must purchase a $179.99 startup kit that includes training materials and all necessary materials for two tastings. After the first two tastings, you have to replace the wine for your tasting sets, which costs $79 each. However, if your event meets a certain level of orders, you can receive a free tasting set for next time. Traveling Vineyard says that most of its WIne Guides earn $80-100 per event, but the size of your paycheck will depend on how hard you work for it. Commission starts at 15% and reaches up to 35%, based on how much you make per month. You can also add to your team to earn an additional commission.
Wine Shop at Home
Wine Shop at Home emphasizes high quality, artisan wines ranging in cost from $22 to $69. At any time, there will be about 20-30 wines for sale on the Wine Shop at Home website. Details and a short video are provided about each wine to help customers make their choice.
In addition to selling individual wine bottles, Wine Shop at Home has a wine club, offering a two bottle option at $34.95 per month or a 4-bottle option at $64.95 per month, and customers can choose between red, white, or a mixture.
Consultants can choose between three business kits, ranging in cost from $39.95 to $299. Commissions start at 20% and cap at 44%. The website mentions you can add to your team, but the commission percentage is not clear.
Scout & Cellar
Scout & Cellar sets itself apart from other companies on the list because of its mission to sell only clean-crafted wine. The direct sales company sells wine from all over the world, including Austria, the United States, Italy, Chile, and more. Their wine consultants sell wine that includes only grapes and has less than 55 ppm of sulfites.
To join, you can purchase a startup kit for $249, with commission started at 12%. As you sell more, you can reach up to 25%. You can also add to your team and earn a percentage on their sales as well. Scout & Cellar is a newer company but has still found success. In the first seven months of business, the company has made more than $5 million in sales.
The goal of Direct Cellars isn’t just to sell wine; it is to market its wine clubs. Its wine club gives its members a chance to taste new wine every month and educates them in the process. Wine club members can choose to purchase the 2 Bottle Wine Lover ($49.95 a month) or the 4 Bottle Wine Lover ($79.95 a month.) Members can choose between white, red, or a mixture of the two. An expert selects the wine, so members aren’t able to curate a monthly shipment for themselves.
To join, it costs $249.95 or $499.95 to join, and you will receive 4 or 12 bottles of wine. What sets Direct Cellars apart, and not necessarily in a good way, is you have to add members to your team before you can start making a paycheck. You start off earning 10% at the first level, and you can progress quickly as you add more members to your team.
Boisset Collection is different from most other companies on this list; it owns its own vineyards and produces its own wines, making both red and white. While Boisset Collection does sell wines other than its own, the company focus more heavily on selling its own product.
The direct sales company sells more than just wine – it also sells jewelry, glassware, wine accessories like wine purses or ice buckets, and kitchen and home items such as soaps and aprons. Ambassadors for the company earn between 15-35% commission and can receive additional bonuses for adding members to their team. Ambassadors also get access to complimentary tastings, industry discounts, and the chance to win an international trip.
Wines for Humanity
Wines for Humanity is a direct sales company that puts an emphasis on giving back. Since its foundation in 2007, the company has donated more than 5 million dollars to charity. The company gives back between 9% and 12.5% of all proceeds from paid sampling events. Like many of the other companies on this list, Wines for Humanity offers customers the chance to either buy individual bottles or join a wine club.
You can join Wines for Humanity for $155, and you will receive everything you need to host wine sampling events. Wine Advisors start at 17% commission and can earn up to 24%. If you choose to add to your team, you can earn 2-3% on your downline. The company has various incentive programs where you can win free wine, wine fridges, smartphones, or even gift cards to a spa or Amazon.
Wine Decadence’s product line includes red and white wine, and consultants can also sell accessories like wine stoppers, decadence aerators, and food like asiago garlic dip mix, raspberry dessert mix, and focaccia bread tomato basil bread mix. The company has a close relationship with Foley Family Wines and sells wine from its 72 vineyards from around the world.
You can get started by purchasing a kit ranging in price from $99 to $599. Wine consultants at Wine Decadence start off at 20% and can earn a higher rate as they add members to their team and sell more. There is no minimum quota to meet each month, but you can earn a trip based on your sales. This company is still relatively new, so you might not face as much competition as you would from other direct sales companies.
Before choosing a direct sales company to contract with, you should do careful research. Make an informed decision based on commission rates, start-up kit price, minimum quota to stay active, and what sort of bonuses you can expect and how you can get them. For a wine lover who wants to share the joy with others, one of these companies on the list might be a perfect fit!