Liquor Home Delivery in Kolkata During Lockdown: Apply Delivery at excise.wb.gov.in/eRetail/Page/eRetail_Login.aspx

Online Sale of Liquor in Kolkata: The government of West Bengal allowed liquor to be shipped home on Wednesday, and the BEVCO launched a website for Home Delivery of liquor in Kolkata for the people aged 21 and over. The move was planned to prevent major meetings from reopening in stand-alone 'Closed' shops on Monday, sources of the industry said. Customers can place orders through the website https://excise.wb.gov.in/eRetail/Page/eRetail_Login.aspx after registering themselves by providing necessary details such as address and mobile number, among others.

Updated: May 17, 2020 10:16 IST

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Hari Aditya

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What is Kolkata Online alcohol Delivery?

The WBSBCL is the company that has established an eRetail portal to book drinks and deliver liquor online. It was decided to prevent crowds outside the state's alcohol stores. "WBSBCL has launched the eRetail for online reservations and home delivery of liquor in WB, to ensure social distancing and a minimum impact on the environment's retail outlets,". Liquor worth over Rs 100 crore were sold in the first two days of reopening of the shops, said Sushmita Mukherjee, the assistant secretary of West Bengal ON, OFF, CS, and Hotel Owners Association. Social distancing and minimizing footfall at retail outlets, WBSBCL has launched eRetail for online booking and home delivery of liquor," read a notification on the website.

People above the age of 21 can place orders on the website.

What is the Reason for the Liquor Home Delivery in the WB State?

Of the city's 1,800 off-shops approximately 60 percent of outlets have decided to sell at door. All of the off-shops have been tight after the lockdown constraints set in the lockdown. There is no home delivery provision in excise law but there is no ban on home delivery, on the other hand, either of the law.

How to order the Home Delivery of liquor in Kolkata? 

People who are eligible to meet the constraints given by the WBSBCL company can go through the below steps and obtain the liquor with ease.

  1. Go to excise.wb.gov.in/eRetail/Page/eRetail_Login.aspx 

  2. Click "Sign up for Buyer Registration"

  3. Click on Apply now

  4. Fill your mobile number and request for the OTP.

  5. Now enter the OTP

  6. You must fill the following details like Registered Mobile Number, Name, Complete postal address,  Nearest Land Mark, Pin Code  

  7. Mention your Police station, and your district 

  8. Now submit the application.  

  9. Once you have been registered and placed the order, your liquor will be delivered at your doorsteps.

Home Delivery of liquor in Kolkata - FAQ

1. What is the Reason for the Liquor Home Delivery in the WB State?

Out of 1,800 off-shops in the city close to 60% of outlets have agreed to home delivery. All the off shops have been close for the past three weeks since the lockdown restrictions kicked in. There is no option of home delivery in excise law but on the other side, there is no prohibition either in the law about home delivery.

2. What is Kolkata Online alcohol Delivery?

The WBSBCL is the company that has established an eRetail portal to book drinks and deliver liquor online. It was decided to prevent crowds outside the state's alcohol stores.