New requirements for selling alcohol using the internet came into force in December 2013. Remote Sales apply to all internet, phone, or mail-order sales. These requirements (must be complied with as part of licence conditions) and apply to premises that:
- hold an off-licence endorsed under section 40 for remote sales only (i.e. no direct sales); and
- hold a general off-licence but also have an internet (web) site, or catalogue for phone/mail-order sales
In most instances, the alcohol is stored at a different location. The warehouse storage and distribution sites (for dispatch of deliveries) is usually separately located in a commercial or industrial area and is not required to be displayed on the licence.