Square Online

Sell alcohol online and deliver it commission free.

Expand your reach without monthly fees or marketplace commissions.

Take orders online

Easily take alcohol orders online for local delivery or pickup. Just create a free Square Online ordering page with your menu items—beer, wine, liquor, food—and you’re ready for business the same day.

No delivery overhead

With on-demand delivery, there’s no need for vehicles or hiring additional staff. Couriers are vetted professionals and on call when you need them with no up-front investment.

Affordable and convenient

When taking orders with Square Online, you pay 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction. And since delivery orders come from your online ordering page, you never pay marketplace commissions.

It starts with a Square Online ordering page.

Create and launch a free online ordering page using our easy-to-use website builder. Your menu can be online and ready for orders in minutes.

Get orders to your customers.

No delivery overhead or commissions with on-demand delivery

With on-demand delivery, Square Online automatically dispatches professional third-party couriers to deliver alcohol, food, and more. Trained couriers from DoorDash deliver the drinks and even check ID, while you pay no marketplace commissions, and no overhead for staff couriers or vehicles.

On-demand delivery is just $1.50 per order plus a delivery fee you can add to a customer’s bill.

Offer free in-person pickup

Give customers the ability to order and pay online, and pick up their items in person at your location.

Use your staff as couriers with in-house delivery

Rely on your existing team to deliver orders. In-house delivery is available for just 50¢ per order.

Boost sales and efficiency.

Expand your reach

Introduce your small-batch wine, craft beer, or specialty cocktails to new customers with alcohol delivery services through Square Online. Make your alcoholic beverages part of every backyard BBQ, game night, or dinner party in your local area with same-day delivery.

Keep online and on-premise in sync

When you integrate Square Online with a Square Point of Sale, your orders and inventory— both online and in-house—stay automatically in sync. No manual reconciliation required.

Manage orders more efficiently

Multi-location support lets you take orders from all your locations on a single website. And with the order staggering feature, it’s easy limit the number of orders you can accept in a set time period.

Square Online’s on-demand delivery feature allowed us to quickly, affordably, and efficiently provide delivery options and keep our doors open.

—Chris Pastena
Owner, Chop Bar

Start selling alcohol online today.

Take online orders for just 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction. Use on-demand delivery for only $1.50 per order plus a $6.99 delivery fee* you can pass on to your customer in whole or in part.

*DoorDash charges $6.99 ($8.99 in California) for deliveries up to 3-5 miles.

Disclaimer: The scope of delivery options vary by jurisdiction. All sellers are encouraged to consult their retail permit and local laws to confirm whether off-premises delivery is permitted and if so for what types of beverages and under what conditions.

Nothing in this page constitutes legal advice. Please consult an attorney if you have questions about the sale and distribution of alcohol.

FAQ

  • What is on-demand delivery and how does it work for alcohol delivery?

    Start using on-demand delivery by creating a free Square Online mobile optimized ordering page and configuring your delivery options. On-demand delivery connects your Square Online ordering page professional delivery couriers. When your customers place an order on your Square Online ordering page, a courier from Doordash, gets automatically dispatched to your location to deliver the order.

  • Am I charged any commissions or fees to deliver alcohol?

    Through your Square Online ordering page, you can accept online orders for just 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction. With on-demand delivery, since orders are placed via your Square Online ordering page and not a marketplace, you never pay commissions. On-demand delivery orders charge $1.50 per order plus a $6.99 delivery fee* which you can pass on to your customer in whole or in part.

    If you have your own delivery staff, you can use Square’s In-house delivery feature instead to coordinate online orders for delivery for $0.50 per order

  • Do I need to use my own staff to deliver alcohol and/or food orders?

    No. With on-demand delivery, there’s no need for vehicles or hiring your own delivery staff. DoorDash couriers are automatically dispatched to fulfill orders placed on your Square Online site with no up-front investment or commissions.

    If you already have your own delivery staff, you can use Square Online’s in-house delivery feature to coordinate online orders for delivery.

  • Is Square on-demand delivery of alcohol available in my region?

    On-demand delivery for alcohol is available via DoorDash couriers in the following states, subject to regional restrictions. Please note that city, county, and state regulations on the sale and distribution of alcohol are changing often and may vary at different levels. Make sure to keep updated on changes in your area and industry.

    • California
    • Connecticut
    • District of Columbia
    • Florida
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • Kentucky
    • Minnesota
    • Missouri
    • Nebraska
    • New York
    • Ohio
    • Oregon
    • Texas
    • Virginia
    • Washington
  • Does Square on-demand delivery verify the age of customers who order alcohol for delivery?

    With on-demand delivery, DoorDash couriers are automatically dispatched to fulfill orders placed on your Square Online site with no up-front investment or commissions. Upon delivery of the order, DoorDash couriers are trained to verify the age of the recipient of the order. If no one of legal drinking age is on site to accept the order, it will be returned to your business. Couriers must be of legal drinking age to be assigned an alcohol order. Some jurisdictions have additional requirements for couriers, such as an alcohol safety course. Where those requirements are in place, DoorDash ensures only eligible Dashers who have completed those steps are assigned to alcohol delivery orders.