The best practice for consumer age verification for online sales is to utilize an age verification service that will verify the legal drinking age of online purchasers of wine at the point of purchase for all transactions, even if a particular state law does not require it. Employing a third-party age verification service provides added assurance that online buyers are age 21 or older.
Many states do require direct wine shipper licensees to use an age verification service prior to the completion of the transaction by statute, including Kansas and Michigan which specifically require licensees to use a state-approved online age verification service provider.
Lists of Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control and Michigan Liquor Control Commission Approved Age Verification Service Providers:
- Age Verification Services approved by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission
- Age Verification Services approved by the Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control