Back in 2006, a concept was born. An idea which blossomed into what we now know today as "WTSO". Here's how that transpired:
How We Started
Two brothers, Elliot and Joe, have owned two liquor stores in the South Jersey area since the 1980's. It wasn't until the early 2000's when their simple shopkeeper mentality took a fortuitous turn in a different direction. In December 2005, Joe's son had introduced him to the concept of a "flash-sale" website, and they began to notice the flash-sale model becoming very popular on the internet domain. Combining their wine buying relationships (from the liquor stores) + a growing public thirst for flash-sale deals = the brothers saw an opportunity worth pursuing --- "Wines 'Til Sold Out".
The uniqueness of the flash-sale model allowed us to make an early mark in the online wine industry. With our years of experience in the online wine shipping market, we have learned quite well how to be as efficient as possible in shipping our members' beloved juice. In the beginning, there were certainly growing pains, particularly figuring out what exactly to sell and in how much quantity. Our very first warehouse was about the size of a backyard shed, but after a few years, the business moved to a larger warehouse space, and then once again to an even larger warehouse space where we currently are today.
Where We Are Today
Being a family-owned company has created a very warm, endearing culture here at WTSO. It's safe to say we've grown quite substantially over the last 10 years, however, we always aim to keep our small-town, family vibe intact. We place a very strong emphasis on being as customer-centric as possible, as our continual growth is a direct correlation to you (our awesome, loyal customers). As we approach our 10th Year Anniversary and climb towards our milestone of 20 million bottles sold, we cannot thank you enough for being a part of our WTSO Family --- a family started by just two brothers that has since grown into the thousands (and openly welcomes many more to come!).