About Alaska Bush Order Alcohol Sales
The online package store at Greatland Grocery is an innovative partnership formed between Greatland and Gold Rush Liquor for Alaska bush order alcohol sales. Our site is designed to simplify the responsible purchasing and shipment of beer, wine, and spirits for rural Alaska consumers within the confines of current alcohol importation regulations.Having created the first and only online alcohol purchase order system for Alaskans, Greatland also wants to make sure the ordering process is clear. We’ve created a purchasing option for Alaska bush orders that provides lower cost access to a wider array of products. It is also more transparent and easier to manage for all involved. We’re excited to serve you through this new resource!
Read on to learn more about the site and some of the rules and regulations involving alcohol importation. Enter the package store through the button below.
HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR BUSH ORDER
1. build order and complete checkout
Use the site to build an order of desired products. The site will communicate product availability (please call if there are items you are looking for that are not listed), pricing, and available shipping options.Complete the checkout process to communicate order details and required information to meet regulations.
2. Sign and submit purchase order
A service fee is charged when your order is placed online providing a required purchase order for your specific order. Sign and submit this purchase order along with payment information and a copy of your identification if not already on file.Your bush order will then be complete and filled per State of Alaska alcohol importation regulations.
3. Orders are filled and shipped
Once your bush purchase order and your order details have been received, your order is compiled, prepared for shipment, and delivered to appropriate shippers at Anchorage International Airport for shipment to your community.Orders ship same day if received by 8:00 AM to any Alaska community that allows for importation.
Before Completing Your Order, We Want to Make Sure You Know…
- This site is maintained by Greatland Grocery & Supply and provides the ability for you to build a purchase order to ultimately purchase alcohol from Gold Rush Liquor.
- The purchase order generated for your order will be available to download and emailed to you after check-out is completed.
- Purchase orders must be signed by yourself before the sale can be reviewed, processed, and filled per State of Alaska statutes and local laws regarding alcohol importation.
- Greatland Grocery & Supply assesses a service charge which is paid separately when your order is placed through this website.
- Prepayment with Gold Rush Liquor is required for your product and associated shipping charges.
- Alcohol and other products listed on this site are available to Alaska residents only.
- Pricing listed for products on the site is normal list pricing. In the event that a particular product in your order is on sale at the time of purchase, you will be charged the current discounted price when the sale is ultimately completed with Gold Rush Liquor.
- As requested and required by State of Alaska regulation, purchase order information will be made available to Alaska’s Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office.
- We reserve the right to refuse orders if purchaser has exceeded limits established by law, presents false identification, requests shipping of product to dry locations, or has demonstrated alcohol abuse.
Shipping Beer, Wine, and Spirits to Rural Alaska
Alaska importation regulations are specific and something that all Alaska alcohol vendors and shippers adhere to closely. Be advised, that numerous rural Alaska communities are “dry” (importation and possession are not legal), others are “damp” (importation and possession is legal with some exceptions), and some maintain no additional regulations outside of Federal and State law. Information about these classifications, regulated under the State of Alaska’s Local Option, can be found on the state’s alcohol and marijuana control office website.The map below shows the Alaska communities that currently do not allow for alcohol importation. A current list of local option villages can be found here.
State of Alaska regulations require that signed purchase orders be submitted along with copies of supporting identification before alcohol orders are filled. In addition, State law limits the total volume of alcohol that can be imported by any individual over any 30 day period.Our online purchase order system incorporates these regulations by helping customers more efficiently work through this process. Firstly, our system will not allow for orders to be submitted for any community which prohibits importation.The system also provides abilities to produce a clean, legible purchase order which can be recalled for future orders by shoppers as desired or by ourselves to support our internal record keeping and reporting reporting. All in all, this creates a more transparent ordering process for all involved. Our customers benefit by gaining access to a lower cost and much wider array of options.We are standing by if we can help with any questions you may have regarding our storefront, bush orders, or Alaska importation regulations.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Greatland does not directly sell alcohol listed on the site. We offer an online purchase order system. This system provides customers living in Alaska communities allowing for alcohol importation an opportunity to build an electronic purchase order meeting State of Alaska requirements which is ultimately filled by our alcohol vendor. The actual sale of these alcoholic products is managed through separate transaction between the customer and our vendor.
Alcohol orders are not processed for shipment until a signed purchase order and a copy of identification are received by our vendor. Once this information has been received, orders are promptly processed and usually ship within one to two business days.
No. The State of Alaska along with individual communities maintain detailed regulations regarding alcohol importation. Not all communities allow for importation. During checkout, only communities where importation is allowed will show a shipping option for alcoholic products. If importation is not allowed to a specific community, the website will present a message communicating that no shipping options are available.More information regarding Alaska’s importation regulations can be found on Alaska’s Alcohol & Marijuana Control’s website.
In these occurrences, you will be contacted by our alcohol vendor directly with currently available options for substitutes.
Yes, but you will need to provide a State of Alaska issued identification which notes your physical address at the location where your order will be shipped to.
No. State of Alaska regulations do not allow for this. Alcohol purchases must be made directly by the same individual the order will be shipped to. Orders cannot be made for other individuals or placed on someone else’s behalf.
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY
We ask that you enjoy purchased products in a responsible manner that demonstrates respect for yourself and those in your community.